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After 146 years, the @ringlingbros circus took its final bow on Sunday. For years, “The Greatest Show on Earth” dazzled audiences, but in the last few decades it faced numerous challenges like low attendance and harsh critique of its treatment of animals. Scroll through the gallery to see pictures from its last show and click the link in our bio to read more. (Photos by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

From its first photo, this mysterious glowing orb was destined to be meme'd. So what is it really?

It was part of the opening ceremony for the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, over the weekend. (Photo via Saudi Press Agency/European Press Agency -- http://wapo.st/2rt3hOa)

Meet Panda. She’s a miniature black and white horse and loyal companion to Ann Edie, a 69-year-old retired teacher who has been blind since birth. For 14 years, Panda has Edie’s service animal: helping her cross the street, find her keys and even hanging out quietly as Edie eats at restaurants. She’s one of the only guide ponies in the United States -- something trainers hope could change. (Photo by Mary Esch/AP -- http://wapo.st/2qGaQhE)

Today is the end of an era -- a very very delicious era. John Rider and his famed burrito cart, Pedro & Vinny’s, are signing off after nearly 20 years nuzzled on the corner of 15th and K Streets. “My wife and I have been trying to stay here — we really don’t want to leave, we have family here — but then I start looking around, and if I’m honest with myself, it’s like, this area doesn’t need another freakin’ food place.” (Photo by Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

At the beginning of April, Zaan Scott was a 25-year-old with a fiancée he adored and a job he loved as a Capitol Hill swim instructor. It only took one bullet in an armed robbery – Scott was buying candies for to-be wife Jamese Harvey – to change his life forever.
One of our columnists brought a photographer along to interview the couple yesterday. In their conversation, they discussed their wedding, first date and plans for a long future ahead. Just hours after their meeting, Scott died. “I’m like an open wound,” Harvey said on the sudden loss. “Everything hurts.” To read more about their love story cut too short, click the link in our bio. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

A lesson in photography for some students of the Ross School in Long Island turned into a beautiful encapsulization of the country of Morocco. There are some photos taken by the high schoolers themselves. (Photos by Hannah Dayton, Michael Robinson Chavez, Yi Pan, Lucia Robinson, Sunny Guo -- http://wapo.st/2pPkBga)

Public speaking can be tough. But do not fret, there's a pup for that. "Audience dogs” like little Noche, the good boy listening intently on the right, are helping students at American University perfect their speeches. “When I felt myself shake a little bit at the end, I looked at Noche and I was like, ‘I’m all good,’ ” student Sasha Gilthorpe said. “I’m going to imagine an audience full of Noches.” Heart = melted.
For more of these important pups, click the link in our bio. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Another week, another crazy Instagram-ready food fad. Meet #cloudeggs, the latest and perhaps puffiest trend in your feed.
Are they worth it? Probably not. But at least they’re pretty. Check out the recipe in our bio if you want to try them.
Oh, and don’t forget to follow @wapofood for more deliciousness. Just don’t do it on an empty stomach. (Photo by Maura Judkis/The Washington Post)

And, with a leap, the Hirshhorn Museum’s “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” exhibit is officially wrapped. This woman had the honor of applying the last of the 750,000 colorful dots in its "Obliteration Room" just yesterday.

Didn't get to see it? Fear not -- it moves to Seattle next. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

About 1,000 refugees and migrants sleep in abandoned warehouses, train wagons and shacks behind the central train station in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. Photographers Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold traveled to Serbia to examine the living conditions of the migrants and refugees. This is what they saw.

For more, click the link in our bio. (Photos by Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold)

Welcome to Niceville, Fla. Here you’re more likely to hear people talking about their grandkids or their DIY projects than what seems to be inescapable: Trump’s tweets. A new poll says that 68 percent of registered voters think he should stop tweeting, but many in Niceville have other concerns -- some congressional Republicans not supporting the president’s full agenda, about liberals not giving Trump a fair chance and about the media seeming to ignore the victories that they see.
For more, click the link in our bio. (Photo by Meggan Haller/Keyhole Photo for The Post)

Meet White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s deputy: Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This week she fills in behind the podium.

To learn more about her, click the link in our bio. (Photo by @jabinbotsford/The Washington Post)

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