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A flower crafted by Nell Greenfieldboyce, at an American Society for Microbiology event highlighting agar art. Aidan Rogers/Edvotek hide caption

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The St. Regis Chicago is the world's tallest structure designed by a woman

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Fishermen haul in a fishing net in the eastern central Atlantic off Senegal. Belgian photographer Pierre Vanneste documents commercial fishing in his black-and-white photos. Pierre Vanneste for NPR hide caption

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A kiosk distributes a William Shakespeare poem at a BART station in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maria Avila/BART hide caption

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San Francisco's transit system is dispensing short stories to commuters

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The cake attack isn't the first time 'Mona Lisa' has been targeted over the years

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Bruce Talamon on photographing Black excellence in the 1970s

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Nada Thsibwabwa poses in a robot-like costume that he created using old mobile phones, in Matonge district, Kinshasa. The country is a major producer of coltan, an ore used in cellphones and other electronics. Colin Delfosse hide caption

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