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Since Thomas Jefferson’s time, the United States Marine Band has provided the soundtrack to the presidential inauguration. Pancho Bernasconi ( @floodthezone) photographed Lt. Col. Jason Fettig leading the band in rehearsals. This weekend, Pancho is on the ground, covering the transition of power from Barack Obama ( @barackobama) to Donald Trump ( @realdonaldtrump) in Washington, DC. Photo by @floodthezone

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Caroline Nguyen ( @tit3.viet) is proof you don’t need a ton of space to be creative — she makes the majority of her self-portraits from her bedroom, drawing inspiration from her everyday life and a passion for Japanese manga culture. “I really like this style,” says 23-year-old Caroline, who lives in France. In many of her posts, she shares supportive words, inviting people to overcome their struggles and hang-ups. “Very often, I base my work on my own experience. I also sometimes write fictional stories about subjects that are more or less taboo that might affect my readers: young parents, lust, racism, anorexia, bulimia and much more,” says Caroline, who has built an active community on her profile. “It’s satisfying to like what you do, but it’s even more satisfying when it’s appreciated by others. I love this interaction and the fact that you can feel close in spite of differences in age, origins, cultures and the distance separating us.” Discover more stories from the French-speaking community on @instagramfr. Photo by @tit3.viet

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Surrounded by the wild flora of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, Lucy Hearn and Lily Daley ( @peachesandkeen) describe their workshop spot as a forest paradise. For the past seven years, the best friends have created nature-inspired jewelry and colorful art constructed from foraged plants. These “botanical calamity artworks” are constructed completely by hand, without any computer editing. “Sometimes they take hours to create as we source and arrange each individual detail,” the women explain. “And then they are gone with a gust of wind!” Both Lucy and Lily are moms, but their work remains a focus plus an artistic outlet outside of their everyday lives. In one caption Lucy and Lily suggest another name for the children — “interns in training.” Watch our Instagram story to see the duo put together one of their foraged works of art. 🍃 Photo by @peachesandkeen

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For #WHPfollowthelight, photographer Rohit Vohra ( @rohit_apf) captured the play of shadow and light on the streets of Varanasi, India. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to the project this week. Photo by @rohit_apf

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For most of the last decade, fourth-generation photojournalist Giulio Di Sturco ( @giuliodisturco) has been based in Thailand and India with his #EyesOn humanity’s resilience and adaptation in the face of environmental adversity. “I’m interested in documenting how climate change and technology are shaping the life of the new generation,” says Giulio. He’s documented a variety of topics like the effect of pollution on the Ganges River and issues surrounding gender in Thailand, but his work in Asia ponders large, global questions: “What is the solution we are looking for? What are we doing to progress our society? What does the future look like?” Photo by @giuliodisturco

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Journalist Hasan ilkay Özduman ( @hasanilkay) found light beams penetrating a dome in Sille, a small Turkish village. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to #WHPfollowthelight this week. Photo by @hasanilkay

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For last weekend’s hashtag project, Aisha ( @alleph_) captured a striped ceiling pattern, emitted by a glowing chandelier, and captured the photo with the Rumi quote: “Both light and shadow are the dance of love.” #WHPfollowthelight Photo by @alleph_

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Blinded by the light 💥 Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPfollowthelight. Photo by @tadbitwacko

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Hello, world! It’s time for a frisky dose of #WeeklyFluff. Meet Gizmo — one of the kitties who got a second chance at finding a fur-ever home thanks to Sheila ( @love2foster). 😻 Gizmo lives with a number of rescued brothers and sisters in Oregon and (as you can see!) doesn’t give up easily. Follow @love2foster to ensure constant cat power in your feed.

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“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is one of artist and writer Kadir Nelson’s ( @kadirnelson) favorite quotes from the American civil rights leader, whose birthday is celebrated on January 16. “I admire Dr. King’s faith in his beliefs and willingness to demonstrate the powerful example of intelligence, spiritual tenacity and hard work,” says Kadir, who is based in Los Angeles. “Individuals like Dr. King, who embrace their inner hero, are recurring subjects in my work. He, and all of those who fought against social injustice, paved a way for creative people like myself who stand on their shoulders — and are now free to express ourselves creatively in fields that were not as open as they are today.” #MLKDay Art by @kadirnelson for @newyorkermag

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The good times keep rolling atop this snow-covered hill in Berlin. “After my daughter’s midday nap, we went to that spot and had our very first sled session together,” says Markus Braumann ( @markusbraumann). #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @markusbraumann

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Meet Shu ( @shuthebear): an avid explorer — who happens to be a stuffed bear. He’s adventured to places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Iceland, but before he met Manel Mora, he was looking at the world through the display window of a gift shop in Spain. “He likes to feel a part of the place that welcomes him,” says Manel, who helps Shu share his travel stories. “When tourists and locals see a teddy bear posing for the camera, everyone takes out their cameras, and amidst laughter, they ask about the photo session.” Discover more stories from the Spanish-speaking community on @instagrames. Photo by @shuthebear

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We owe this captivating #BoomerangOfTheWeek to one big rock and Fernando Carreras’ ( @fernycarreras) creativity. “Temperatures in areas of the mountains in Cuenca have been down to -13 C [9 F], so many lakes were frozen,” explains Fernando, who was out taking photos, videos and Boomerangs for his ecotourism company. #Boomerang by @fernycarreras

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A farmer and his canine companion end a long day of work on their farm. “The man is a very nice and generous guy, and the dog seems to have the same personality of its owner,” says Sergio Ranalli ( @sergio_ranalli) who captured this moment in Brazil. “It is a beautiful friendship — full of fellowship, respect and trust.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @sergio_ranalli

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPfollowthelight The goal this weekend is to make photos and videos inspired by the diverse qualities of light — like this one by @xenichez. Here’s how to get started: Play around with different ways light can draw attention to a figure or action — such as a golden halo around a single person or multiple sources of light, adding depth to a scene. Look for situations that are transformed by the position of the sun, like a tree-lined promenade that sings at sunset. Don’t shy away from shooting at night, when beams of light can become subjects in their own right. For example: car headlights that illuminate falling snow. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPfollowthelight hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week. Featured photo by @xenichez

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Ed Sheeran ( @teddysphotos) is back out there doing what he loves: performing. “This is one of the first times I’ve played these new songs to fans live,” says Ed, who performed new music off his upcoming album “Divide” at an intimate show in New York City. “I like small concerts, and I like big concerts, too. I just like playing.” Tap our profile pic to experience Ed’s event for yourself. 🎸 His new album drops March 3. ➗

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