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Burning Man at 25 years

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The 25th Burning Man festival, with a theme of "Rites of Passage," took place Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, 2011, 120 miles outside Reno, Nev., in the Black Rock Desert, its home since 1990. Some 50,000 people attended the week-long celebration, which is billed as "an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance." The event, which is more a temporary city than a traditional festival, arose from a bonfire held on the Summer Solstice at Baker Beach in San Francisco in which a wooden man a dog were burned in a spontaneous act of self-expression by local artists and their friends. -- Lloyd Young (29 photos total)

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Pictures of the Day: Australia and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Australia, Texas, Sudan and Libya.
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Pictures of the Day: China and Elsewhere

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Photographs from China, Pakistan, India and Libya.
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Libya: Khadafy family life revealed in the aftermath

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Algeria said this week that it had allowed a two-vehicle caravan of Col. Muammar Khadafi's relatives, including his second wife and three of his children, into the country. The flight of his relatives provides new evidence of surrender by the Khadafi clan as rebels tighten their hold on Tripoli, the capital. Khadafi's wife, Safiya, daughter Aisha and two of his sons, Mohammed and Hannibal, all crossed into Algeria. The spouses of Khadafi's children and their children arrived as well. This post gives us a glimpse of how those family members lived while in power in Libya. The value of these images isn't in their artistry or aesthetic, but in their storytelling information as we seek to uncover more behind the scenes of the Khadafi regime that spanned forty-two years.

 

--Paula Nelson (NOTE: Monday is a holiday. See you again on Wednesday.)(31 photos total)

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Pictures of the Day: Afghanistan and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Afghanistan, Washington, Yemen and South Korea.
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Pictures of the Day: Kenya and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Kenya, Libya, England and Russia.
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Pictures of the Day: Libya and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Libya, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Gaza.
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Pictures of the Day: Georgia and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Georgia, New York, Libya and Mexico.
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Pictures of the Day: Libya and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Libya, Afghanistan, Gaza and Somalia.
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Libya on the brink of change

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Rebels swept into the center of Tripoli over the weekend, and the end appeared to be inevitable for the 42-year reign of Moammar Khadafy as leader of Libya, but government forces were still putting up sporadic resistance in pockets of the city. The whereabouts of Khadafy were unknown. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity. The six-month uprising had been marked by slow progress followed by setbacks, but moved with startling speed over the weekend. Gathered here are pictures from the last few days of the fighting and celebrations.

 

-- Lane Turner (31 photos total)

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Afghanistan, August 2011

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Each month in the Big Picture, we post a collection of photographs from Afghanistan. They feature American forces and those of other countries, and they show us daily life among the Afghan people. In June, President Obama declared that the United States had largely achieved its goals in Afghanistan, which set in motion an aggressive timetable for the withdrawal of American troops. However, the fighting has spiked in some regions of the country. On Aug. 6, the United States suffered its deadliest day in the nearly decade-long war when insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter, killing 30 Americans and eight Afghans. According to the United Nations, 360 Afghan civilians were killed in June alone. The surges of violence reflect how deeply entrenched the insurgency remains even far from its strongholds. The war continues.

 

-- Paula Nelson (42 photos total)

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In Classified Photos, the Art of Surveillance

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Taken out of context, some of these images are comical. Others are banal. All of them document the pervasive surveillance habits of the Stasi, the former East German secret police.
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Pictures of the Day: Somalia and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya and Israel.
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Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey

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For the first time in 10 years, James Nachtwey returns to the 27 rolls of film that he shot on September 11, 2001 for TIME. While revisiting the negatives, he discovered compelling scenes, previously unpublished.
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Food Fight: Tomatina festival 2011

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Tons of overripe tomatoes were hurled for an hour in a massive red food fight in town of Bunol, Spain, on Aug. 31. The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 40,000 people showed up this year for the food fight.

 

-- Lloyd Young (19 photos total)

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In Mexico, the Glamour of Narco-Culture

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Shaul Schwarz was documenting drug-related murders in Juárez, Mexico. His next challenge was to photograph the effects the violence was having on Mexican culture.
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Violence Against Women: Walter Astrada's Global View of A Global Problem

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A Getty Grant will enable Walter Astrada to complete his Global Photo essay on the effects of violence against women.
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Candid Moments From the British Underworld

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It wasn't easy documenting the lives of a British crime family. But Jocelyn Bain Hogg managed to present his subjects in a candid - and at times unflattering - light.
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Pictures of the Day: New York and Elsewhere

Photographs from Vermont, New York, Libya and Syria.
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Libya: The fight continues

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Of the six days since the revolt reached the capital of Tripoli, August 25th may have been the bloodiest yet.
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Krishna Janmashtami

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Indian Hindu devotees throughout the world celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. Children and adults dress as the Hindu God Krishna and his consort Radha in bright, elaborate costumes and jewelry. Human pyramids form to break the 'dahi-handi' or curd pot. The large earthenware pot is filled with milk, curds, butter, honey and fruits and is suspended from a height of 20 - 40 feet. Participants come forward to claim this prize by constructing a human pyramid, enabling the uppermost person to reach the pot and claim its contents. -- Paula Nelson (27 photos total)

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In Ireland, Ghosts of Towns That Never Were

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How do things like this happen? That is the question Valérie Anex is asking with her photographs of "ghost estates" in northwestern Ireland, where homes are unfinished or empty -- and somewhat haunting.
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Pictures of the Day: Libya and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Libya, Turkey, the West Bank and Pakistan.
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Pictures of the Day: Israel and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Israel, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Pictures of the Day: Uganda and Elsewhere

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Photographs from Uganda, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia.
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