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Syria 2012: A collection of images

Syria 2012: A collection of images | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it

The Associated Press recently re-transmitted a collection of images from the Syrian conflict. It remains an incredibly dangerous situation for working journalists who document the ongoing conflict and the conditions of those living in constant danger and with constant risk. Many continue to die for their beliefs, hoping that peace will come to their country eventually. The images that follow are storytelling, intimate and worth seeing again and again.

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Is This North Korean Hovercraft-Landing Photo Faked?

Is This North Korean Hovercraft-Landing Photo Faked? | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it

While researching a photo entry about North Korea's recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that appears to have been digitally manipulated...

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Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: Occupation and Insurgency

Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: Occupation and Insurgency | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it

A few weeks after the invasion of Iraq, coalition forces began a long occupation, marked by almost immediate chaos. Groups held down by Saddam's regime rose up, and groups who opposed them struck back. Militias based in Iraq began a long insurgency against the occupation, and terrorist organizations joined the fight, escalating levels of brutality with each attack. Dozens of battles were fought across the country, with mounting tolls on the insurgents, the allied troops, and the civilian population caught in the middle. From 2003 to 2010, progress toward a new government and reconstruction was made in fits and starts, punctuated by frequent bombings, assassinations, and uprisings. Ten years later, we look back in a three-part series. Today's entry focuses on the period during which the majority of the war took place, after the 2003 invasion and just prior to the 2011 withdrawal.

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Pope Francis Inaugural Mass

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Pope Francis officially became the 266th leader of the Roman Catholic Church's 1.2 billion worldwide followers yesterday during his formal installation Mass in St. Peter's Square.
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Photojournalists under 25

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As professional and amateur cameras reveal more of the world at an increasingly rapid pace, the field of photojournalism is becoming a harder place to make a living.
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First Instagrams out of North Korea after opening of 3G network

First Instagrams out of North Korea after opening of 3G network | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
Last week North Korea started to allow foreigners to use a 3G mobile network from inside its borders. This means that tourists and visiting professionals alike can now tweet and upload instagrams from Pyongyang.
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Women Shooting On The Front Lines

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Years before the Pentagon's official lifting of the ban on women in combat, Lynsey Addario saw the rapidly evolving role of female soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Brazil nightclub fire

Brazil nightclub fire | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
Families started burying their dead and protesters marched through the streets in the wake of the devastating Kiss nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil, last weekend.
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The Strange World of Basque Sports

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Balancing on a metal-rimmed, cantilever plank 20 feet above a forest clearing, the middle-aged, shaggy lumberjack, reminiscent of a younger Nick Nolte, slices away at the tree supporting him, sculpting.
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Egypt's Unfinished Revolution: Two Years Later

Egypt's Unfinished Revolution: Two Years Later | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
Twenty-four months have passed since the start of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. In that time, much has changed, but many of the most vocal revolutionaries are not yet satisfied.
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China's Skies: Toxic levels of pollution

China's Skies: Toxic levels of pollution | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
No country in history has become a major industrial power without creating a legacy of environmental damage. China is clearly not an exception. The speed and scale of China's rise has brought an unprecedented pollution problem.
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Afghanistan: January 2013

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Our nation's presence in Afghanistan made its way back to the collective conscience last week when Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared in a joint press conference with President Barack Obama.
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The 2nd Inauguration of Barack Obama in Photos

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Preparations have been under way for weeks for the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, taking place today in Washington, D.C.
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Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: After the War

Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: After the War | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it

In the eight years between invasion and withdrawal, more than 110,000 people suffered violent deaths as direct result of the Iraq conflict. Some estimates put that number at over a million. Hundreds of thousands of civilians and former combatants also suffered injury during the war, both physical and psychological. When the coalition finally withdrew in 2011, no significant weapons of mass destruction had been located, but Saddam Hussein's regime had been replaced by elected representatives. A mostly Sunni-led insurgency flared up, challenging the new government and security forces. Trillions of dollars were spent and millions of lives were affected, but the Iraqis are still struggling to find their post-war footing as near-constant violence hampers any efforts to move beyond poverty and pain. Ten years later, we look back in a three-part series. Today's entry focuses on the period from 2011 to present-day.

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Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: The Invasion

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A decade ago, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Despite worldwide protest and a lack of UN authorization, 200,000 thousand troops deployed into Iraq in March of 2003, following massive airstrikes. The coalition faced minimal opposition, and Baghdad quickly fell. For years after President George W. Bush's "mission accomplished" speech, the war raged on, fueled by sectarian conflicts, al Qaeda insurgencies, outside agencies, and mismanagement of the occupation. Ten years later, we look back in a three-part series. Today's entry focuses on the March 20, 2003, invasion of Iraq, and the weeks immediately following.

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Wading Into Weirdness on the Street

Wading Into Weirdness on the Street | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
Stephen McLaren hits the streets to pluck moments of levity and weirdness from the day's mundane routines.
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National Archives: Searching for the Seventies

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“Searching for the Seventies” takes a new look at the 1970s using remarkable color photographs taken for a Federal photography project called Project DOCUMERICA (1971-1977).
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Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
For the past three years, while preparing for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has been implementing an innovative safety program focused on so-called “UPP,” or Pacification Police Units, marking a radical shift in how Rio...
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The European Southern Observatory

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High in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has built several collections of telescopes and observatories on remote, arid mountaintops.
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Surf’s Way Up: Garrett McNamara Claims to Ride Record Wave in Portugal

Surf’s Way Up: Garrett McNamara Claims to Ride Record Wave in Portugal | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
“In Nazaré, Portugal, the ocean is known as a place of death, not of riding waves,” pro surfer Garrett McNamara admits. If that’s the case, McNamara must be the tamer of the sea.
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Mali endures in conflict

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Since The Big Picture last visited Mali, the country has slipped further toward chaos, with Islamist rebels taking large swaths of the north of the country.
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The Conflict in Mali

The Conflict in Mali | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago, the French military launched Operation Serval, intervening in a complicated, months-old conflict in northern Mali.
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President Obama's First 4 Years

President Obama's First 4 Years | Best of Photojournalism | Scoop.it
On Monday, January 21, U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term during an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. As Obama and his team prepare for another four years, it seems appropriate to look back on his first term.
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