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This Japanese macaque is one of 40 images still in the running for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winner will be announced in mid-November. Pablo Daniel Fernandez/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019 hide caption

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One of the Plastic Army Women that toy company BMC Toys will be introducing next year after a six-year-old girl from Arkansas wrote a letter to the company wondering why there were no female soldiers. Courtesy of BMC Toys hide caption

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Her Own Toy Story: How A 6-Year-Old Girl's Letter Launched 'Plastic Army Women'

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Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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'Judge Parker' Comic Strip Writer Explores Realities Of Prison Life

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Francisco Toledo, One Of Mexico's Most Celebrated Artists, Dies At 79

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Jasmine Cho's cookie portrait of Afong Moy, who is often cited as the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States. Beginning in the 1830s, Moy was put on display before crowds as a curiosity. Jasmine Cho hide caption

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'My Papi Has A Motorcycle' Pays Loving Tribute To A California Childhood

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Tattoo Taints Larry Bird Mural

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The Mapping Memory exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, displays maps made in the late 1500s of what is now Mexico. They were created by indigenous peoples to help Spanish invaders map occupied lands. This watercolor and ink map of Meztitlán was made in 1579 by Gabriel de Chavez. Blanton Museum of Art hide caption

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440 Years Old And Filled With Footprints, These Aren't Your Everyday Maps

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Men wait to board a non-existent plane in Adrian Paci's 2007 video, Centro di permanenza temporanea (Temporary Detention Center). Courtesy of the artist and Kaufmann Repetto hide caption

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Artists Take On Global Migration: 'It's Hard To Watch And It's Hard Not To Watch'

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The Confitería del Molino, once a bustling pastry shop adjacent to the Argentine Capitol building, reopened recently for a few hours in a sneak preview of its full restoration. Carlos Schroder for NPR hide caption

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In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days

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