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A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as an official searches her mother in McAllen, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, earlier this month. For many, the image has become indelibly associated with a Trump administration policy that for weeks separated migrant children from their parents — but the girl's father says she was not separated from her mother. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Melania Trump leaves Joint Base Andrews in Maryland wearing a jacket with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE. DO U?" after her visit Thursday with migrant children who are being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

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The Toronto Police Service released this image of the Banksy print Trolley Hunters, apparently stolen from an exhibit Sunday. Banksy/Toronto Police Service hide caption

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Kaustav Day on the TED stage. Richard Hadley/TED hide caption

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Kaustav Dey: How Can Fashion Shape Identity?

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Claudia "CLAW" Gold's trademark cartoon paw decorates a wall at "Beyond the Streets," an L.A. exhibition that celebrates street art. Beau Roulette/Courtesy of Beyond The Streets hide caption

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Alberto Giacometti didn't sculpt heroes on horseback; he depicted everyday humans — and animals — struggling to get through the day. Above, his 1951 bronze sculpture Dog (Le chien). Cathy Carver/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian hide caption

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Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

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Handbags — which are not examples of the "Sam" mentioned below — hang on display in the window of a Kate Spade & Co. store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Gerlin Santos cuts Lisney Santiago's hair at Laura Om Studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday. Santos left her curls natural four years ago, and is the only one in her family who quit straightening her hair. For Santiago, 21, leaving her curls flow has given confidence. "It even gives me more security in myself, it makes me unique. I like it," Santiago says. Erika P. Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Women Embrace Their Natural, Curly Hair

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In a secret room located in Florence's church of San Lorenzo the walls are covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples. Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

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