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Big Papi

Red Sox slugger David Oritz closes out his regular season career this weekend at Fenway Park. Here’s a look back at some highlights from his 14-year career with the Red Sox. -- By Bill GreeneDavid Ortiz holds up a championship belt during a rolling rally on Boylston Street while celebrating a World Series victory in 2013. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

Oktoberfest 2016

The taps are open at the world’s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct. 3. The event dates to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese and the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities. Lager...Show More Summary

South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg, South Africa is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave and rare ‘petrol heads’ on some Sundays to race against each other in the hot sun for bragging rights and a trophy. Show More Summary

Moon shots

The moon is captured by photographers from many different spots on earth, from different perspectives. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA full harvest moon rises near the Scituate Lighthouse as a crowd stood on the breakwater next to it to watch it rise. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Paralympics 2016

Competing at many of the same Rio venues as participants in the summer Olympics, more than 4,000 athletes from 170 plus nations are taking part in the first edition of the South American Paralympic Games. The athletes compete in more than 20 sports that have various classifications, depending on an athlete’s level of impairment. Show More Summary

Back to school

A look at children around the world starting school after their summer break. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelFirst-grader Dominik Rosebush, 6, center, raises his hand, trying to get teacher Mindy Parrott to call on him for the answer to a question as students attend their first day of school on Aug. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, August 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the Marshfield Fair, Red Bull Flugtag competition, a puppy swim, and the Caribbean Carnival Parade in Dorchester. -- By Lloyd YoungAntonio Davis lifted his grandson Zayden Lopez, 1½, into the air at the annual Caribbean Carnival Parade in Dorchester. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

A camp of care

Finding safe, enriching, and affordable summer camp for typical children is often a challenge for parents. But for children with complex physical, behavioral, and intellectual needs, that search is even more difficult. At FranciscanShow More Summary

Reflection (Defined)

reflection (noun) 1. the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA...Show More Summary

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital, was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like Westborough eventually became wretched warehouses. Show More Summary

Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Search and rescue crews are using whatever they can to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early today. The death toll stood at 120, but certainly will rise said officials. Show More Summary

Flooding in Louisiana

President Obama visits the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana today after this historic disaster killed at least 17 and destroyed about 60,000 homes. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelLeslie Andermann Gallagher surveys the flood damage to her home on Aug. Show More Summary

Family fun and nostalgia on New England’s beaches

As the sun sets for the night on Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, owner Joel Golder says, “Once this amusement park is gone. . . it’s gone. We’re the only beachfront amusement park left in New England.” He says he loves his family’s business. Show More Summary

Remembering Hurricane Bob

Twenty-five years ago this week, Hurricane Bob swept through New England, leaving six dead in Connecticut and causing $680 million in damage in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hit hardest by the Category 2 storm, said the National Weather Service office in Taunton. Show More Summary

Farmer Olympics in Vermont

With the world’s attention focused on the Olympic Games in Brazil, a decidedly different type of competition was held in a small corner of New England, as farmers took to the field for the second annual Farmer Olympics in Vershire, Vt. Show More Summary

Golden moments in Rio

More than halfway through the Summer Olympic games in Rio, over 150 gold medals have been awarded. Here are some of the winners whose performances during competition earned them the top spot on the podium. -- By Lloyd YoungGold medalist...Show More Summary

Gang of Christ in Mexico

In the troubled fringes of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, an aspiring priest is using his faith to reach out to young gang members and at-risk youth, and bring them into his “Gang of Christ.” Less than 200 kilometers from the United States border, Monterrey is a wealthy city of corporate trailblazers. Show More Summary

Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Rio Olympic Games officially got underway Friday night with Opening Ceremonies at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Games are being held for the first time in South America, and more than 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries...Show More Summary

Cod and community rebound in Newfoundland

In Newfoundland, where tens of thousands of people lost their jobs after the Canadian government banned the fishing of cod in 1992, there’s something new in the salty air of many of the island’s old, neglected fishing towns. As the iconic...Show More Summary

Rio locals reflect on upcoming Olympics

Before Rio de Janeiro host South America’s first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises....Show More Summary

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