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Inside Ferguson With Photographers From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri race riot

Since a police officer shot Michael Brown dead on Aug. 9, 2014, staff photographers at the 136-year-old St. Louis Post-Dispatch have been working non-stop, trying to make sense of a volatile situation that has brought national and international attention to the town of Ferguson, Mo. They speak to TIME LightBox

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A Liberian health worker speaks with families in a classroom now used as Ebola isolation ward on Aug. 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
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Harrowing Images of Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak

With the Ebola epidemic spinning out of control in West Africa, Getty Images photographer John Moore tells TIME LightBox how he’s been covering the virus’ deadliest outbreak

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A wounded man is carried away from the crash site of an Iraqi Air Force helicopter that crashed shortly after take off during a rescue mission in the Sinjar Mountains. Sinjar Mountains, Iraq, Aug. 12, 2014.
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Moises Saman Captures Dramatic Images of Iraqi Helicopter Crash

Moises Saman, a Magnum photographer on assignment for TIME, captured dramatic images of today’s Iraqi helicopter crash

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - AUG 8: Kaapo, a 9 year old Great Dane from Finland, meets performers from the Helsinki dance group High Heels backstage during the first day of the 2014 World Dog Show on Friday, August 8th, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)
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Hounds of Helsinki: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 World Dog Show

Photographer Landon Nordeman shares with TIME his vivid and playful images from the world’s largest dog show

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Monkey takes photos on camera
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Monkey Selfie Lands Photographer in Legal Quagmire

When a monkey takes a selfie with your camera, who owns the photograph’s copyright? TIME speaks to intellectual property right experts

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Bean Pickers, Arkansas, 1961.by Steve Schapiro
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The Photo That Made Me: Steve Schapiro, Arkansas 1961

Photographer Steve Schapiro dreamed of being a photographer for LIFE Magazine, but it was an assignment he pursued on his own that first helped him gain confidence in his future as a photographer

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The collapsed minaret of mosque seen from the destroyed living room of a Palestinian family in a building across the street in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, July 30, 2014.
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Inside Gaza and Israel: Two Photographers, One War

As the death toll rises in the war between Israel and Hamas, TIME LightBox profiles two photographers who have spent weeks covering the opposing sides: Oliver Weiken of European Pressphoto Agency and Getty Images’ Andrew Burton.

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The Ebola Crisis, Gulu, Uganda, 2000
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Picturing Ebola: Photographers Chase an Invisible Killer

With already more than 670 victims, Western Africa is battling its most serious Ebola outbreak in four decades. TIME LightBox speaks to photographers Samuel Aranda and Jodi Bieber about the challenges involved with covering such a deadly story

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Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
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Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations

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A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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