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This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Revelers traditionally throw bright colored powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna's pranks, and allow each other a momentary freedom—a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance. Gathered here are images of this year's Holi festival from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
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A pharaoh statue discovered in Egypt, a close look at Saturn’s tiny ‘ravioli’ moon, drought threatens Somalia, marches on International Women’s Day, colorful Holi images from India, and much more. President Donald Trump points to a child in the crowd as [...]
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
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Six years after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains devoid of humans—but the boars have moved in. Reuters reports that after the people left, wild boars living in the nearby hills came down to the towns and made themselves at home. Now, the Japanese government is preparing to lift evacuation orders in some areas, but residents have voiced concerns about the dangers of encountering wild boars in their streets and backyards. A small group of local hunters have been assigned to catch and kill the boars, [...]
Thu, Mar 09, 2017
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For International Women’s Day 2017, I dug through the archives for a glimpse of what the workplace was like for women a century ago, in 1917. Large numbers of women were involved in the war effort during World War I, volunteering, working as nurses or support, or working in traditionally male jobs back home. But women were also making strides in 1917, assuming government roles (the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress), marching for the right to vote, even risking jail to teach others about safe birth control methods. This photo essay is paired with another: Women At [...]
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
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For International Women’s Day 2017, Reuters photographers around the world sought out women from many different backgrounds and cultures, and created portraits of them on the job. They also shared their experiences and thoughts on gender discrimination and what they thought the future held for women in the workplace. This photo essay is paired with another: Women At Work in 1917, for a look at what the workplace was like for a woman a century ago. [...]
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
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The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2017. This year's contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted and commended images with us, gathered below. Overall winners are scheduled to be announced on April 20. All captions below come from the photographers. [...]
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
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Four months ago, thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish troops, supported by the United States, France, Britain, and other western nations, began a massive operation to retake Iraq's second largest city of Mosul from ISIS militants. About two weeks ago, Iraqi government troops began to push into the western half of ISIS-occupied Mosul, after securing the eastern side. Beginning with the airport, troops have been going from neighborhood to neighborhood, house to house, facing fierce resistance from ISIS militants, including suicide attacks, improvised drone bombings, snipers, and booby traps. Tens of thousands more Iraqis have fled the new battles, joining many [...]
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
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Volcanic eruptions in Italy, Carnival celebrations around the world, fighting in Iraq and Syria, an unusual Oscars ceremony, an annular solar eclipse seen in Argentina, and much more. A tourist stands in front of Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most [...]
Fri, Mar 03, 2017
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The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 14th annual photo contest, selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 146 countries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition's seven categories: The Natural World, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile. Captions were written by the photographers. Be sure to visit the contest page at Smithsonian.com to see all the finalists and vote for your favorites. [...]
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
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In 1935, Roy Stryker became the head of the Information Division of the U.S. government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA), documenting work done by the government to help poor farmers and their families during the Great Depression. Over the course of a decade, the scope of the FSA’s photographic subjects broadened, then transitioned to a war footing in the 1940s, becoming part of the Office of War Information. The resulting collection of more than 175,000 images remains a national treasure—a snapshot of American life during a difficult time. In the early years, Stryker himself reviewed and edited photographs mailed in by [...]
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
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Carnival season is under way across Europe and the Americas. These pre-Lent festivals, often a blend of local pagan and Catholic traditions, usher out the winter and welcome in spring. Gathered here are images of carnivals around the world, including images from Spain, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Portugal, France, and Bolivia. [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
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This photo essay features images of Melissa Eich, a speech pathologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, taken by her husband Matt Eich. In Matt’s words, here’s how the essay came about: When we met in 2005, I was 19 and Melissa was 18. I was a sophomore studying photojournalism and she was a freshman pursuing early childhood education. She has been my best friend — and muse — ever since. Fast-forward 11 years: We are now 30 and 29. I work as a freelance photographer and my wife is a speech-language pathologist. We live in a modest townhouse with our two children, ages nine [...]
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
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Flooding in California, unrest at town hall meetings across the U.S., the Naked Man Festival in Japan, continued fighting in Iraq and Syria, the end of a long-term protest in North Dakota, horse racing on a frozen Swiss lake, and much more. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
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Earlier this month, Agence France-Presse photographers Jim Watson and Guillermo Arias traveled the length of  the U.S.–Mexico border, one on each side, documenting the landscape and people along the way. Watson on the U.S. side, and Arias on the Mexican side, spent ten days traveling the 3,169 kilometers (1,969 miles) from California / Baja California to Texas / Tamaulipas. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
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O'Shea Spencer, 20, stands in front of the remains of a hogan structure. Campers set structures on fire in preparation for the Army Corp's 2 p.m. deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Activists and protesters have occupied the Standing Rock Sioux reservation for months in opposition to the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
For months now, protesters have lived in tents and teepees during the frigid North Dakota winter, opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In that time, construction was halted by the Obama administration, then re-started by the Trump administration. Recently, state officials ordered the group of Native Americans and other activists from around the country to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin camp, located on federal land, due to impending spring floods. The deadline to evacuate is today, February 22, at 2 pm. Just ahead of the deadline, some protesters set fire to several tents and other structures that remained. Some [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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