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A Tribute to Nelson Mandela by Pulitzer Winner David Turnley

Nelson Mandela- Photographs by David Turnley

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley spent 28 years photographing South Africa's struggles of apartheid. Documenting the life of Nelson Mandela and his people, Turnley reflects for LightBox on his memories of Nelson Mandela on the day of his release.

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Russia, Yekaterinburg. Alexey, 33 years old, is injecting a dose of Krokodil. Because of its dependence on Krokodil, Alexey has injuries and swelling on the feet and is forced to walk with a cane.
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The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

Photographer Emanuele Satolli has spent the past year chronicling a group of Russians addicted to krokodil, a lethal opiate made with ingredients from hardware stores and pharmacies that causes skin to become scaly, rot and fall off the bone.

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03_Garment Workers in Deathtrap_ Taslima Akhter_ Nobody knows who are they, what is the relation between them but the crude reality make them closer and may be they are trying to save each other and the last moment of their life from the death trap of Savar Rana Plaza_. Embrace in Death. Near about 438 workers died as building Collapse at Savar Rana Plaza. Most of them are women. Savar Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24th April 2013
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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. Here are TIME’s picks for the top ten photographs of 2013.

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A young girl whose family member Fleuri Doumana, 21, was killed 2 days before by a grenade launched by a member of the Seleka. The rebel group that took power in March 2013 carries out numerous exactions such as murders, kidnapping, torture... Bangui.
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The Crisis in the Central African Republic by William Daniels

On assignment for TIME, photographer William Daniels documented the conflict quickly escalating in the Central African Republic.

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Michael Galinsky
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Flashback to the Timeless Malls of the 1980s

In the winter of 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across the U.S. photographing malls and the people inside them. Looking back, it’s not where in the U.S. Galinsky photographed — it’s impossible to tell Indiana from Arkansas — but when.

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Harry Gruyaert
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On World TV Day, Reflections on the Machine That Conquered the Globe

On World TV day, LightBox reflects on life in the “Golden Age” of television.

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Stephen Wilkes
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Stephen Wilkes’ Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates unique and exhaustive images of major cities in his series, Day to Night, capturing the hustle and bustle of an entire day in a single photo.

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Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I

On Veterans Day, LightBox presents rare, vibrant color autochromes documenting the soldiers and battles of the First World War.

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2012.  Dallas, TX.  USA.  Bobby in a Motel 6 in Dallas.  Bobby Henline, 41, veteran of four tours to Iraq and sole survivor of an IED blast that killed the other four soldiers in his humvee in Iraq in 2007.  He is now a standup comedian launching a new career with a routine built around his injuries.  He received burns over 38% of his body in the blast.
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From the Battlefield to the Comedy Stage: Healing Bobby Henline

Having survived an IED blast that killed four of his fellow servicemen and left him with burns covering almost 40% of his body, Iraq War Veteran Bobby Henline is a stand-up comedian today, healing scars that are not so physical.

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Playing beach volleyball in front of journalists
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The Superstar and the Sex Symbol: The World’s Highest Ranking Chess Champions

When Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen lean over the chessboard at Chennai’s Hyatt Regency on Nov. 9 for Game 1 of the World Chess Championship, it will mark the coming together of the sport’s first superstar with its first sex symbol.

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