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Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York, June 1990. Its creator, a Soviet computer programmer, explained the game appeals to people's "constructive spirit." Richard Drew /Associated Press hide caption

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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever

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The Louvre was closed on Monday as security and reception staff went on strike over what they say are deteriorating working conditions as the museum draws record crowds. Here, visitors queue outside the Louvre in July 2015. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lonnie G. Bunch III speaks during the 2016 dedication of the National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Bunch, the museum's founding director, will be taking over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in mid-June. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.) The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY hide caption

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Happy 500th, Tintoretto — A Retrospective Honors The Venetian Artist

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Jordan Binnington, starting goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, looks on during the first game of the Blues' playoff series with the San Jose Sharks earlier this month. Binnington may be a rookie, but he's taking part in a tradition that dates back decades. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Architect I.M. Pei stands in front of the Louvre museum's glass pyramid in Paris, just before the structure's inauguration in March 1989. Pierre Gleizes/AP hide caption

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I.M. Pei, Architect Of Some Of The World's Most Iconic Structures, Dies At 102

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Rabbit by Jeff Koons was sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York on Wednesday night. It set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Helen Marriage on the TED stage. Callie Giovanna/TED hide caption

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Helen Marriage: How Can Large-Scale Performance Art Inspire Wonder And Creativity?

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Sarah Corbett: How Can Introverts Be Activists Too?

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This 1991 photo became famous in the climbing community after appearing in a 1995 Patagonia catalog. Almost three decades after the photo was taken, Jordan Leads, the baby pictured, is grown up and tells NPR about her perspective on the photo. Greg Epperson hide caption

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The Flying Baby From A Famous 1995 Patagonia Catalog Photo Is All Grown Up

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