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Ignacio Evangelista

Photographing Europe's Abandoned Border Crossings

After nearly 20 years of passport-free travel in parts of Western and Central Europe, many former checkpoints resemble ghost towns.

Victoria Lautman

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.

Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The Berlin Wall Is Everywhere

A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.

Mike Osborne

The Avenues of Monopoly, Captured in Pictures

One photographer's investigation of Atlantic City shows how far the city is today from the romance of the classic board game.

Reuters/ Robert Galbraith

What Guy Fawkes Day Looked Like in Cities Around the World

Bonfires and masks for everyone's favorite anarchist.

Lisa Anderson/NWS La Crosse

One Wisconsin City Gets Visited by a Fleet of 'Hole-Punch' Clouds

These immense sky divots are the result of human activity.

A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

Lor-K

Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.

Reuters/Remo Casilli

Exploring Mussolini's Secret Bunkers

The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.

Steven Hirsch

A Photographer Makes the Toxic Gowanus Canal Look Beautiful

It sounds impossible, but these shots bring out an impressionist dreaminess.

Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey/Jack Boucher

The 'Old Met' In Its Final Days

A look back at one of the first failed preservation efforts in newly preservation-minded 1960s New York.

1AM Gallery

San Francisco Experiments with Miniature Street Art

Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

A Coal Worker's Life—With a Lot Less Coal

A photo essay of life along the King Coal Highway shows the struggling, post-mining towns of southern West Virginia.

Associated Press

When the '64 Olympics Came to Tokyo

A photographic tour of the city's late Summer Games.

Gregg Boydston

An Elite Firefighter Photographs California's Most Devastating Blazes

Now THIS is how you use Instagram.

Arina P Habich / Shutterstock.com

Life in Peak-Froyo New York

One man copes with the invasion through an anonymous Tumblr.

Phyllis P. Dooney

Keeping the Beat in a Troubled Neighborhood

Members of the Soul Tigers Marching Band find stability amid the chaos of adolescence and difficult circumstances.

Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

A Tour of Britain's Endearing, Semi-Detached Homes

Built between World Wars I and II, the style remains synonymous with suburban culture in the U.K. today.

Tami Heilemann/Department of Interior

The National Mall's Newest Portrait May Best Be Viewed From Space

Using satellite imagery and mass-agriculture technology, artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada has created a six-acre portrait visible from orbit.