The Backstory
The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

Tank Man Revisited: More Details Emerge About the Iconic Image

Jeff Widener—AP

The story behind the iconic Tiananmen Square Tank Man photo didn't end after the click of the shutter—the film had to be smuggled past Chinese soldiers in the underwear of an American college student named Kirk.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
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Afghanistan Now, Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev visited Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, and saw a Kabul that has been shaped by war.

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©TIME, Photograph by Douglas R. Gilbert—LOOK Magazine/Courtesy Library of Congress
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Behind the Cover: The Unseen Photos of Lenore and Mitt Romney

When Douglas Gilbert photographed Lenore Romney’s U.S. Senate campaign for LOOK Magazine in August of 1970, little did he know that one of his unused images would end up on the cover of TIME 42 years later.

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Photo by Marco Grob for TIME
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Behind the Cover: Marco Grob Photographs Benjamin Netanyahu

In late April, Marco Grob traveled to Jerusalem to photograph Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for this week’s cover story by TIME’s managing editor Rick Stengel.

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Christopher Morris—VII for TIME
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America’s Last Living POW: Christopher Morris Photographs a Family in Waiting

Photographer Christopher Morris, who has documented combat and statesmanship alike, traveled to Hailey, Idaho, to photograph Bob and Jani Bergdahl for TIME.

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TIME
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Behind the Cover: Are You Mom Enough?

The four mothers photographed by Martin Schoeller for the cover of this week’s TIME discuss why attachment parenting resonates with them.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
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Revisiting Misrata, After Tim and Chris

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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