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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

Revisiting Misrata, After Tim and Chris

Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

One year after the deaths of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, Yuri Kozyrev visited Misrata, Libya. The city is rebuilding and remembering.

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Holly Andres
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Three Cheers for the Rise of Acro

When photographer Holly Andres visited the University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team to shoot the young athletes at practice, she wanted to avoid the tropes of cheerleading photography.

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Above: Ginsburg/Spaly Inc via Texts from Hillary; Below: Diana Walker for TIME
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The Photograph That Has Everyone Texting Hillary Clinton

On April 4, the Tumblr Texts from Hillary launched a now-viral political meme of imaginary correspondences to the Secretary of State in her sunglasses.

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Parrish Ruiz de Velasco
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Chasing the Texas Tornado

Photographer Parrish Ruiz de Velasco captured the power of a tornado in Lancaster, Texas.

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Fr Browne SJ Collection—UIG/The Bridgeman Art Library
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100 Years Later: A Snapshot of Life on the Titanic

The Titanic didn’t just send hundreds of its passengers to the bottom of the ocean—it also took all the evidence of what life was like on board for the ill-fated travelers. Or at least it would have, were it not for Francis Browne.

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‘Fifty Shades’ of Frenzy

At a book party for E.L. James, who wrote ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ the author was literally overwhelmed to tears of joy (and alarm) by a pack of hundreds of middle-aged women acting like adolescent girls unleashed on Justin Bieber.

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Kenji Aoki for TIME
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Behind the Cover: The Future of Oil

Photographer Kenji Aoki captured the power of oil in a series of photographs shot for this week’s TIME cover.

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Daniel Kramer
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A Year and a Day with Bob Dylan

On the fiftieth anniversary of Bob Dylan’s first album release, photographer Daniel Kramer talks to LightBox about working with Dylan at an early and pivotal point in the troubadour’s musical career.

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Jonathan de Villiers for TIME
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TIME Style and Design: Futuristic London Fashion

Photographer Jonathan de Villiers channeled a time-traveler’s perspective on London for TIME Style and Design, which relaunched today.

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Peter Hapak for TIME
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TIME Style and Design: Peter Hapak Photographs Emily Blunt

Photographer Peter Hapak asked Emily Blunt to get into character during the cover shoot for TIME Style and Design, which relaunches this March after a three-year hiatus.

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