I'm not a particularly religious man, thought Robert Zieger as he made the long walk from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to his car. It's just a Baptist preacher, and I need to pick up my wife anyway, he said to himself.
It was all foreign for Yan Bo Diao. None of it - not the green beans and turkey piled on her plate, the bouncy bluegrass music or even the church where she ate - reminded her of her home in northeast China.
On April 10, 1945, a 20-year-old American soldier named Vernon Tott took 19 pictures of Jewish prisoners at a slave labor camp, called Ahlem, that his division liberated in Germany.
A swarm of monarch butterflies, their familiar orange-and-black markings shining under soft museum lights, clung to wires in the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, waiting to be free.