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The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is one of two "middle-of-the-river" lighthouses left standing on the Hudson River. David Oliver/National Trust for Historic Preservation hide caption

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Here's this year's list of the most endangered historic places in the U.S.

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Left: An Ebony Fashion Fair Model. Right: A hand holds up a copy of Ebony magazine in front of a Chicago skyline. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)/ (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images) hide caption

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Valentine's Mascara by street artist Banksy, on the side of a house in Margate, England. William Edwards /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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So your property has been 'Banksy-ed.' Now what?

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El Massry took this photo of a felucca sailing down the Nile in the south of Cairo on a morning in 2022. He digitally framed the image with a photo of a window in an old antique shop, and in his signature style, added a bird or two. Nour El Massry hide caption

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Visitors observe the painting the Mona Lisa by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci on display in a gallery at Louvre on May 19, 2021 in Paris, France. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images hide caption

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The photo that helped the amateur art detectives locate the stolen Bhairav masks on display in the museums. Anil Chandra Shrestha hide caption

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Anil Chandra Shrestha

Keary Hines, Prairie View, Texas. Ivan McClellan hide caption

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Ivan McClellan

A photographer documented Black cowboys across the U.S. for a new book

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A sample of pages from chapter 9 of the book, which profiles poet and essayist Louise Glück. Penguin Press hide caption

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In a collection of 40+ interviews, author Adam Moss tries to find the key to creation

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Ask Dalí at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., allows visitors talk to the famous surrealist artist via an AI-generated version of his voice. Martin Pagh Ludvigsen/Goodby Silverstein & Partners hide caption

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A new study finds that front yards with friendly features, such as pink flamingos or porch furniture, are correlated with happier, more connected neighbors and a greater "sense of place." ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Faith Ringgold sits before her quilt "Tar Beach" in 1993. The artwork also inspired a children's book of the same name. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Faith Ringgold, quilt and visual artist, dies at 93

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Amber Iman and Eden Espinosa in Lempicka. Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman/Lempicka hide caption

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'Lempicka' showcases a little-known queer artist's dazzling life

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Preview visitors attend the Neo Rauch exhibition "Begleiter" at Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich, Germany, on April 19, 2010. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Open Wall nights could lead to the next artistic visionary

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Visitors look at the artwork "The Matter of Time" by US artist Richard Serra during the presentation of the "25 Years of the Museum Collection" exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the Spanish Basque city of Bilbao on Oct. 18, 2022. Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Photos: Remembering Richard Serra, a world-renowned 'poet' of metals

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