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A Very Weird Photo Of Ulysses S. Grant

More than 80 years before Photoshop was introduced, a clever photographer doctored this picture — and tampered with history.
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In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.
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102-Year-Old D.C. Artist Embraces A Century Of 'Dancing In The Wonder'

At 102, D.C. resident Marilee Shapiro Asher is still a working artist and shares her life story in a new autobiography.

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The Richness Of 'Poor' Places, From National Geographic's Photo Contest

The pictures capture racing buffalo in Bali, climbing kids in Burkina Faso and high-wire electricians in Bangladesh.
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$2 Photo Found At Junk Store Has Billy The Kid In It, Could Be Worth $5M

The 4-inch-by-5-inch tintype depicts Billy the Kid playing croquet in the summer of 1878. The only other known photo of the outlaw was taken in 1880 and sold for $2.3 million in 2010.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

A play springs forth from an iconic photo, and a photography exhibit transports visitors back to the Civil War.

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With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is the third generation of her family to grow up in Braddock, Pa. For years, she says, African-American contributions to the town have been "overlooked and ignored."
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Rock Creek Park Celebrates 125 Years

Rock Creek Park turns 125 this year, and the National Park Service is hosting a number of hikes and talks celebrating the green oasis in the heart of Washington, DC. We explore the park and its wildlife through the seasons, as well as the challenges posed by stormwater runoff, invasive species, and pollution.

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Ringo Starr Cleaning House, Will Auction Beatles 'Stuff' For Charity

The Fab Four drummer is putting an original pressing of the White Album, a guitar once owned by John Lennon and one of his own Ludwig Oyster drum kits on the block.

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