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NOOR Welcomes Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui

CIUDAD BOLIVAR, VENEZUELA - APRIL 2013: General vision of Vistahermosa Prison. An elevated water tank with the name of the carro "Galaxticos" illuminates the jail overnight and reminds all who are in charge. In the left, a mural with the chief of the prison, the inmate Wilmer Brizuela. (Photo by Sebastián Liste/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Photographers Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui have joined the Amsterdam-based Noor photo agency, TIME can reveal

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Natalie Matutschovsky for TIME
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Behind TIME’s Smart Home Cover: Meet Artist Lori Nix

For this week’s issue of TIME, editors asked artist Lori Nix — best known for her “post-apocalyptic” dioramas — to build and shoot a model of an ideal smart home.

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J. J. Belanger—ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of
Southern California Libraries
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Gay Pride in the 1950s: The Photo Booth as a Safe Space

A remarkable, moving and even revolutionary image of two gay men in 1953.

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Lynsey Addario joins Reportage by Getty Images

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario, a TIME contributor and former VII Photo member, has joined the Reportage by Getty Images photo agency.

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USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1955.
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On Bloomsday, Marilyn Monroe Reading Joyce’s Ulysses

Eve Arnold once photographed Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. In a bathing suit. On Long Island.

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Lauren Fleishman for TIME
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A World of Selfies Adorns France’s Most Symbolic Monument

French street artist JR brings together 4160 selfies as his latest mass participation art project goes on show in Paris, France

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Nabil Elderkin for Beats by Dr. Dre
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Behind the Scenes of the Beats by Dr. Dre World Cup Commercial

Photographer-turned-filmmaker Nabil Elderkin tells TIME how he came to direct Beats by Dr. Dre 2014 World Cup commercial – The Game Before the Game.

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FRANCE. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. Landing of the American troops on Omaha Beach.
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Robert Capa’s Iconic D-Day Photo of a Soldier in the Surf

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, an exclusive TIME video explains how famed Normandy landings photographer Robert Capa’s negatives were almost lost.

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Jeff Widener—AP
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Tank Man at 25: Behind the Iconic Tiananmen Square Photo

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, TIME talks to Jeff Widener about tank man — the most important photograph of his career.

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India Deadly Gang Rape
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The Story Behind a Shocking Image of India Rape Victims

Uttar Pradesh-based photographer Nand Kishor Patak took this shocking image of young victims of rape and murder in India. Here, he tells TIME the story behind the disturbing photograph.

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