Knockranny house: offers  lots of that calm and quiet we all crave in January. Photograph: iStock

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 Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann in a face-off against Native American  Nathan Phillips in Washington, in an image that has caused much controversy in the US. Photograph: Kaya Taitano/Social media/Reuters

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Amanda Abdon in front of the gift shop where she works in Mount Gilead, Ohio. Abdon, who voted for Donald Trump, is eager for a repeal of the health care tax penalty her boyfriend had to pay this year. Photograph: Andrew Spear/New York Times

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