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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

Behind the Cover: Jamie Chung on Photographing the Hummingbird Drone

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TIME's new issue looks at the 50 best inventions of 2011.

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Photograph by Lynsey Addario—VII for TIME
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Lynsey Addario’s Return to the American Road

The photographer talks about her first assignment in America after covering the Afghanistan War for the last decade.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
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Afghanistan: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

On the 12th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, TIME asks 40 renowned photographers to reflect on their harrowing experiences covering the conflict—and to describe which of their own photographs moved them most.

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Diana Walker—Contour by Getty Images for TIME
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In a Private Light: Diana Walker’s Photos of Steve Jobs

A former TIME photographer recalls the first time she met the Apple visionary and what she’ll miss about him most.

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Photograph by Norman Seeff (Background digitally removed.)
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Behind the Cover: Steve Jobs

Photographer Norman Seeff reflects on his 1984 living room portrait session with Steve Jobs.

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Photograph by Platon for TIME
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Platon on Perry: Behind the Scenes of the Cover of TIME

There were to be no “gotcha” moments during Platon’s photo shoot with Rick Perry, the Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate, who appears on the cover of this week’s issue of TIME. Which is not to say the photographer didn’t strive for the revelatory.

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Joao Silva—The New York Times
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Banding Together for a Fallen Colleague: The Friends of Anton

A new website, Friends of Anton, launches in an effort to raise money for Anton Hammerl, a freelance photographer who was killed while covering the Libyan revolution.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
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The Aftermath of 9/11: Ali Abbas by Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev is known best for his photographs of conflict, but the one photograph he’s taken that may have had the most impact is not of a battle, but of a badly burned 12-year-old boy lying in a Baghdad hospital bed, the victim of a misdirected allied bomb during the Iraq war. TIME revisits the story of Ali Abbas.

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Marco Grob on the Making of Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience

TIME contract photographer Marco Grob shares an intimate look into the making of the portraits and oral histories that comprise TIME’s Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience.

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Robert Clark—INSTITUTE
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9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

Renowned photo editors, photographers, educators, curators, and bloggers recall the images that moved them most from September 11, 2001

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