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Kristi Noem checks the fences on the family ranch in Castlewood, S.D., Aug. 10. The Republican was elected to South Dakota’s Congressional seat Nov. 2. Read Phil Rucker’s profile here. View a gallery of photog Melina Mara’s best work of 2010 here.

Kristi Noem checks the fences on the family ranch in Castlewood, S.D., Aug. 10. The Republican was elected to South Dakota’s Congressional seat Nov. 2. Read Phil Rucker’s profile here. View a gallery of photog Melina Mara’s best work of 2010 here.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 8 in D.C. Shot with a Nikon D3 (200-400mm zoom lens, shutter speed 1/30, aperture f11, ISO 200 and a slight turn of the wrist). View a gallery of Post photog Jonathan Newton’s best work of 2010.

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 8 in D.C. Shot with a Nikon D3 (200-400mm zoom lens, shutter speed 1/30, aperture f11, ISO 200 and a slight turn of the wrist). View a gallery of Post photog Jonathan Newton’s best work of 2010.

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Elder Nettie Foxglove, 83, a shareholder in NANA  Regional Corp., at home in Selawik, Alaska. View a gallery of Post photog Nikki Khan’s best work of 2010. Read Robert O’Harrow’s series on Alaska native corporations.

Elder Nettie Foxglove, 83, a shareholder in NANA Regional Corp., at home in Selawik, Alaska. View a gallery of Post photog Nikki Khan’s best work of 2010. Read Robert O’Harrow’s series on Alaska native corporations.

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A crawfish is out of the water and looking for a fight after a heavy thunderstorm in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 5. View a gallery of Post photog Linda Davidson’s best work of 2010.

A crawfish is out of the water and looking for a fight after a heavy thunderstorm in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 5. View a gallery of Post photog Linda Davidson’s best work of 2010.

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A young boy peeks through a tattered cloth used to make a tent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 31, two weeks after the devastating 7.0 earthquake. View a gallery of WaPo photog Carol Guzy’s best work of 2010.

A young boy peeks through a tattered cloth used to make a tent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 31, two weeks after the devastating 7.0 earthquake. View a gallery of WaPo photog Carol Guzy’s best work of 2010.

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A Jack Russell gets caught on the final jump and flips during the terrier race exhibition at the 79th running of the Virginia Gold Cup Races. View WaPo photog Tracy A. Woodward’s best work of 2010.

A Jack Russell gets caught on the final jump and flips during the terrier race exhibition at the 79th running of the Virginia Gold Cup Races. View WaPo photog Tracy A. Woodward’s best work of 2010.

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A security officer scans the crowd in front of the Supreme Court building before new justice Elena Kagan and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made an  appearance Aug. 7. View a gallery of WaPo photographer Bill O’Leary’s best work of 2010.

A security officer scans the crowd in front of the Supreme Court building before new justice Elena Kagan and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made an appearance Aug. 7. View a gallery of WaPo photographer Bill O’Leary’s best work of 2010.

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Out: Lady Havisham
In: Norma Desmond
Peter Marks on the new "Sunset Boulevard."
Also in Style: The best of everything — Television, movies, fashion, viral videos — from 2010; Hank Stuever on the very self-explanatory “Million Dollar Money Drop;” Cute kids play Stradivariuses.

Out: Lady Havisham

In: Norma Desmond

Peter Marks on the new "Sunset Boulevard."

Also in Style: The best of everything — Television, movies, fashion, viral videos — from 2010; Hank Stuever on the very self-explanatory “Million Dollar Money Drop;” Cute kids play Stradivariuses.