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New Exhibit Shows Off Special Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen's Lasting Works

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Obama poses with a boy who fell asleep during the White House's Father's Day ice cream social on June 14, 2013. Souza remembers the president calling out, "Pete, you've got to get a picture of this." Pete Souza/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company, New York hide caption

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Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama

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Nirma, 16, plays with her friends. She is married but still lives with her parents and talks to her husband on the phone sometimes. She is nervous about the duties she'll have to take on when she does move in with her husband. At the moment, she hopes to graduate high school and eventually become a doctor. Saumya Khandelwal hide caption

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The Sardar Sweet Shop in Varanasi, India, was built around a neem tree considered too holy to cut down. Customers flow in and out, barely noticing the imposing tree. In rural parts, people use the neem tree's leaves to repel insects, the sap for stomach pain and the branches to brush their teeth. As for the candy shop sweets, Diane Cook says they were "fabulous." Diane Cook and Len Jenshel hide caption

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Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

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PHOTOS: A 4-Year Mission To Present A New Vision Of Beauty

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A young Chicanita hawks La Raza newspapers at the Poor People's Campaign, Washington, D.C. May-July 1968. Maria Varela/Maria Varela Photography hide caption

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

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Michael Jackson appears at a news conference in New York in 1992, where it was announced that a marketing agreement had been struck between Jackson and Pepsi-Cola International. Richard Drew/Associated Press hide caption

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Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And Politics

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A man runs from a line of charging police in riot gear in Baltimore. The photo, taken by Devin Allen, is featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture's newest exhibit, "More Than A Picture." Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

In 'More Than A Picture' Exhibit, History Happens Now

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A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking hide caption

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A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

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Wahida, 20, sits on her bed inside the female ward of a prison in Herat, Afghanistan. She was arrested when she was seven months pregnant, convicted for helping her sister-in-law murder her husband. Her daughter, Mahtab, who is now 10 months old, was born inside the prison. Wahida's biggest fear is the future, when her sentence is over and she will have to face the outside world. Kiana Hayeri hide caption

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"Hydrant: In the Air," 1963 — "It's significant because it shows us. We were not allowed to go to the public pools. So we opened our hydrant and we cooled ourselves off. But when I saw it and photographed it I made it more than just poor people turning on a hydrant. I'm very proud of that image. And it says a lot to my community. Hopefully when you look at my image you don't see poor people." Hiram Maristany/ Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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This image of the Earth rising over the moon was the first one recovered by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. NASA / LOIRP hide caption

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From Family Snapshots To NASA Photos, Archivists Aim To Solve Preservation Puzzles

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#19 Eric Dorsey, 41 y/o 2/5/16 at 8:54am 3900 Penhurst Ave. This image is part of artist Amy Berbert's series Stains on the Sidewalk, where she photographs the space where someone was killed in Baltimore on the one year anniversary of their death. Courtesy of Amy Berbert hide caption

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'Stains On The Sidewalk': Photographer Remembers Year Of Murders In Baltimore

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A closer look at a recently unearthed photo shows a short-haired figure who could be aviator Amelia Earhart. U.S. National Archives, courtesy Les Kinney hide caption

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U.S. National Archives, courtesy Les Kinney

Elise Tries purikura, the original Snapchat. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR

Video: Japan's 'Purikura' Photo Booths Offer Snapchat-Like Filters

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Marlene Dietrich in a publicity photo for the film Dishonored (1931), in which she plays an Austrian spy. Eugene Robert Richee/Deutsche Kinemathek - Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Eugene Robert Richee/Deutsche Kinemathek - Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

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Baked crema Mexicana doughnuts with a blood orange glaze, as featured in the food blog Chicano Eats. On his bilingual blog, Esteban Castillo shares traditional and fusion Mexican recipes. The blog has a stunning, minimalist aesthetic meant to challenge the way people see Mexican food. Esteban Castillo hide caption

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Esteban Castillo