In the classrooms, female students hope to make up for all the lost years. During the Taliban's five-year rule in Kabul, girls were forbidden to go to school. View images of these girls getting back to the books. An essay by Jim Lo Scalzo.
U.S. News photographer Jim Lo Scalzo recently traveled to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he offers a glimpse of the barren beauty of the landscape, its wildlife, the oil development, and the native people who struggle to survive in one of America's harshest environments.