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In 2007, Vogue magazine editor at large André Leon Talley attends a post-Fashion Week panel discussion on the lack of Black images in the current fashion output in New York. Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley's literary agent confirmed Talley's death to USA Today late Tuesday. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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A man cries over his mother's grave in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery, in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, on Sept. 29, 2020. Iris Gonçalves Alves died at age 54 the previous day from COVID-19, according to the information on her burial record. During the worst times of the pandemic in Manaus, only three relatives could attend a burial in its cemeteries. Raphael Alves hide caption

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A still from the documentary Bernie Krause, A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra. Vincent Tricon/2021 © Masha Karpoukhina for Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain hide caption

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The 'Great Animal Orchestra' brings the wild rumpus of nature to art museums

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Ask Code Switch: What does race have to do with beauty?

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A team of nurses, patient care technicians and a respiratory therapist prepare to return a COVID patient to their back after 24 hours of lying on their stomach. That posture makes it easier to breathe and is a critical part of treatment for COVID patients in hospitals. Alan Hawes/Medical University of South Carolina hide caption

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Intimate portraits of a hospital COVID unit from a photojournalist-turned-nurse

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A woman prepares traditional Mexican piñatas for sale at a market in Acolman, Mexico state in 2017. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In Mexico, piñatas are a Christmas essential full of history, art and treats

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A pen and black ink drawing by Albrecht Dürer titled "The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a grassy Bench" is seen at London Art Week dealer Agnews, on Nov. 19, in London. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Albrecht Dürer's lesson for all of us today

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Amy Webb: A Glimpse Into The Future

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Photographer Lola Flash is honored for creating images that challenge invisibility

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New York Times food writer Priya Krishna says Dorie Greenspan's World Peace 2.0 cookie are impossible to hate. Mark Weinberg/Mariner Books, an imprint of Harper Collins hide caption

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5 DIY holiday recipes and crafts to avoid supply chain problems

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Gerard ter Borch's painting, titled Godard van Reede (1588-1648), Lord of Nederhorst. Delegate of the Province of Utrecht at the Peace Conference at Münster (1646-48). Rijksmuseum hide caption

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What happens when you combine science, detective work and art? You reveal history

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A file picture taken in January 2011 in Paris shows covers of some of the 42 foreign editions of the French fashion magazine "Elle", owned by French media conglomerate Lagardere. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Picture for Women, 1979, transparency in lightbox Jeff Wall/© Jeff Wall; Courtesy the artist and Glenstone Museum hide caption

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Why the photographer Jeff Wall relies on memory — not his camera — to make his art

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The pandemic was a major blow to the museum's budget. But this historic gift will allow it to expand its collection of modern and contemporary art. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Virgil Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White. He died on Sunday after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Qatar Museums hide caption

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Nyayua Thang, 62, left, stands waist-deep in the floodwaters in front of an abandoned primary school in South Sudan. Members of her village, displaced by extreme flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, are using the building as a refuge. Only small mud dikes at the entrance of the door are keeping the water out. (November 2020) Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger hide caption

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Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger