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Tyler McGlothlin looked inside the refrigerator, and the math didn’t add up. Five people were living in the house, none of whom worked. It would be 17 days before his mother received another disability check and more food stamps. And the refrigerator contained only seven eggs and slices of bologna, ham and cheese. It had to be done. Tyler would hold a sign on the side of the road and beg for money. Between 1996 and 2015, the number of working-age adults receiving federal disability payments increased significantly across the country — but nowhere more so than in rural America. The Washington Post explored how disability is shaping the culture, economy and politics of these small communities, like the McGlothlin family in Grundy, Virginia. Visit the link in our profile to read more. (Photo: @linda.davidson/ The Washington Post)

Located just 30 minutes from D.C., there is a field of seemingly endless sunflowers. This weekend, they’ll be in peak bloom. The #sunflowers are at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Poolesville, Md. Deer, wild turkey and more than 200 species of birds have been known to wander the land there. (Photo: John Ernst)

In New Medinah, Mississippi, Muslims are undergoing an identity crisis. There was a time when “American Muslim” was understood to be native-born black Americans who practiced Islam. The prevailing image of the American Muslim has changed as an influx of Muslim immigrants in the 1960’s outnumbered the native-born black Muslim population. Now, towns inspired by the original definition of American Muslim, face possible extinction. Younger Muslims like Aaqila Abdul-Baaqee, pictured, are fast becoming a rarity. (William Widmer/ For The Washington Post)

@senjohnmccain, the Arizona Republican who has been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, told his best friend in the Senate: “I’ve been through worse.” Fifty years ago, the former presidential candidate faced down death repeatedly as a #Navy fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. Visit the link in our profile to read more. (Photo: Horst Faas/ AP)

Even in a show as whacked-out and packed with funny people as Netflix’s doomsday-cult comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Titus Andromedon has a way of stealing a scene.
But for Tituss Burgess, subtlety is his signature – even with stardom threatening to blow his soft-spoken cover. (Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

You’ve never seen lightning like this before. Heavy storms rolling through southern England lit up the night sky with a fierce display of lightning that dazzled local residents. Throughout the nighttime spectacular it often looked as if the night became day due to the intensity of the bolts. (Video courtesy of: Yuri Gupta, Chloe Cooper, Kieron Moorman)

The siege of Sarajevo, during the Bosnian War for independence from Yugoslavia, had been the longest siege of a major city in modern warfare. Photographer Nick Otto (@nottophotos) traveled to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 25th anniversary of the war to chronicle the city’s current struggles. “The scars of war are still there,” Otto said. But when he arrived, Otto was struck by the light and vibrancy of the city. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be spending the next five days traveling in Poland and Germany. @theroyalfamily trip will include a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a rowing competition and a Shakespeare performance. It's being viewed as a soft-power diplomatic approach from @kensingtonroyal as #Brexit negotiations take form. (Photos: Steffi Loos/Pool/Reuters)

Photographer Christian Werner spent January of this year travelling through #Syria’s largest cities "to understand who is really ruling the country now, to see if there will be a chance of reconciliation in the close future,” he told the Post.
Here is some of what he saw. For more, click the link in our bio. (Photos: Christian Werner/Zeitenspiegel)

Colleen and Katie Johnson grew up tinkering with parts of old sewing machines and lawn mowers. Sanjna Ravichandar had participated in multiple competitions and won several awards as part of an all-Girl Scout team. Melding minds, the three girls made up Team USA for the inaugural FIRST Global Robotics Challenge in Washington this week -- building their own robot and reaching out to visiting teams. “We feel like as the host country, it’s our responsibility to make it a good experience for everyone,” Ravichandar said. The competition, designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) around the world, included a team from Afghanistan, which had initially been denied U.S. visas. (Photo: April Greer/ For The Washington Post)

The autumn rains failed and the grass that fed Zeinab Taher’s animals didn’t grow. No rain came this spring, either, and then the livestock began to die. Another drought has seized the Horn of Africa, devastating the livestock herders in these already dry lands. Even as the government and aid agencies struggle to help them, there is a growing realization that with climate change, certain ways of life in certain parts of the world are becoming much more difficult to sustain. (Photo: Paul Schemm/ The Washington Post)

The perfect shot captured at the perfect moment. Myong Hyon II and Hyon Ju Ri of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are seen here competing during the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Aquatic events of all types take place during this competition, which originated in 1908. (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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