Images were working in EE's native File Manager, but were blank in Assets. I checked all the usual suspects, reindexed them with native EE File Manager and Assets, but the problem persisted. Andris at Pixel & Tonic pointed to the problem.

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It turns out my database.php file had an extra blank line at the beginning. (see that extra line?) And this was corrupting output in EE.

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Any php file that is included (called by the main php file) needs to have the opening php tag on the first line! Otherwise bad things will happen.

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