Photo exhibit brings America to life

This Thursday, April 19, 2018, photo shows exhibition curator Anne Wilkes Tucker tours the exhibit "Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," on display at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which is free, runs until Sept. 9. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America’s zeitgeist in a way people have never seen.

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite

In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. When the Nazis arrived, Gronowski’s father was in a hospital. His wife quickly lied, telling them he was dead and sparing him from Auschwitz. It was on a train to that death camp a few weeks later that she saved her son, pushing him toward the door of the boxcar they were in and telling him to jump. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family’s closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she’d see “Little Simon” Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

This Aug. 11, 2017 photo shows wine for sale at the Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is known for spectacular waterfalls but it's also famous for wine, with more than 40 wineries in 40 miles (60 kilometers). The Columbia Gorge is a designated American Viticultural Area, a wine grape region distinguished by geographic features. (AP Photo/Sally Carpenter Hale)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it’s also famous in the world of wine.



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