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Building with many windows and large grassy area in front (State Dept.)

The architectural beauty of U.S. Embassy buildings

Many of the buildings used for U.S. embassies throughout the world are noteworthy for both the beauty of their architecture and their historic significance.
People canoeing on water near small island (© Paul Chesley/National Geographic Creative)

Minnesota: A diverse state of 10,000 lakes

Minnesota offers fun for everyone: hiking, water sports and beautiful scenery. See some photos of the state, from out in the wild to the heart of the city.
People standing in garage in floodwaters (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Harvey in pictures

This photo gallery documents how Texans came together to help fellow Texans after Hurricane Harvey devastated the southeast part of their state.
Woman riding horse, swinging large whip (© Melissa Farlow/National Geographic)

Labor Day in pictures: American women at work

When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
Man lifting child into air (© AP Images)

The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.
Head and shoulders of terra cotta archer (Courtesy of Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong)

Age of Empires: Ancient Chinese art at the Met

The "Age of Empires" exhibit in New York features art from the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago that still influences Chinese society today.
Fluffy white weasel standing on hind legs in snow (© National Geographic/Michael S. Quinton)

For World Wildlife Day, check out these cool photos

As you mark World Wildlife Day on March 3, take a look at this collection of cool animal photos — wildlife in their wintry U.S. habitats.
Michelle Obama leaning against President Obama (© AP Images)

A year in White House photos

Here are some of our favorite images from the White House, taken by chief White House photographer Pete Souza and photojournalists covering President Obama.
Man and woman embracing as people around them cheer (© AP Images)

A new photo every hour … America votes!

Voting begins on November 8 in the U.S., where turnout is expected to be high for a historic election. Check throughout the day for photos!