Your weekly photo from the world’s free media repository: 30 August

The ruins of Salamis, the ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, have been the subject of archaeological excavations since the late nineteenth century. Here, the columns of the city’s public baths or gymnasium stand in repose.

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Jack Delano/US Farm Security Administration via Library of Congress

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Jack Delano/US Farm Security Administration via Library of Congress, digitally restored by Durova

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