Rania Matar uses photography to highlight the shared human experience, particularly that of women, in both the United States and the Middle East.

Brigitte and Huguette, Ghazir, Lebanon, 2014. (Rania Matar)

The National Audubon Society’s annual bird count, now in its 118th year, began as a counterpoint to the holiday tradition of hunting parties competing to see who could kill the most. Now it’s the longest-running wildlife census in the world.

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(Carolyn Van Houten / The Washington Post)

A look at the second half, so far, of the president’s first year in the White House.

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(Chris Kleponis / Bloomberg)

Protest in Catalonia, Spain, Soyuz capsule lands in Kazakhstan, annual Army-Navy football game, Alabama U.S. Senate election and more images from around the world.

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(Luis Acosta / AFP/Getty Images)

The screening of “The Post” movie, about The Washington Post’s 1971 publication of secret government documents, held at the Newseum, was the ultimate mash-up of Fictional Washington and Real Washington.

A 1920s-era brick garage on Adolf Cluss Court SE in the Capitol Hill neighborhood has been renovated to become two 2,700-square-foot apartments.

The big man in the red suit has been gearing up for Christmas by traveling the globe.

The new Star Wars movie is set for general release on Dec. 15.

The Washington Post’s picks of local distinguished homes on the market.

Though it’s tranquil and bucolic, the community is just minutes away from Tysons Corner.

The British royal couple and their children have a busy schedule.

Ten notable officials, ranging from Sally Yates to Omarosa Manigault Newman, have quit or been fired.

It is decked out to look like a bar inside the Death Star. Features include an alien burlesque show and costume awards.

The former model’s daytime fashion choices often show a businesslike polish.

Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, faced off against Democrat Doug Jones in a special election.

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