1. Behind the scenes at small-town America’s beauty pageants

    A big-city photographer discovers an inspiring community of young women participating in provincial tradition

     

  2. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most eye-catching images, a pianist performs in the sky, a dog takes a drive, and more

     

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  4. Your next summer getaway could be an East German bunker

    For those who want a more immersive overnight stay…

     

  5. Finding beauty in the blur of the past

    In this surreal walk down memory lane, vintage family snapshots merge with vibrant, Walden-esque landscapes

     

  6. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more

     

  7. When U.S. history became a little less black and white

    Travel back in time with the country’s first color photographs

     

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  10. The century-old religious practice is finding new, youthful legs in Appalachia
     

  11. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, lightning cuts the sky, an acrobat takes a terrifying walk, and more

     

  12. A Wisconsin photographer travels to D.C. — along with 200 veterans — for an emotional tour and a hero’s welcome home
     

  13. Chasing a dream in Chinawood

    Hopefuls come from across the country, trying to become stars in China’s answer to Hollywood