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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 24, 2014

WASTELAND PERMITTED USE: This image may be downloaded or is otherwise provided at no charge for one-time use for coverage or promotion of National Geographic magazine dated December 2014 and exclusively in conjunction thereof.  No copying, distribution or archiving permitted.  Sublicensing, sale or resale is prohibited.     REQUIRED CREDIT AND CAPTION: All image uses must bear the copyright notice and be properly credited to the relevant photographer, as shown in this metadata, and must be accompanied by a caption, which makes reference to NGM.  Any uses in which the image appears without proper copyright notice, photographer credit and a caption referencing NGM are subject to paid licensing.        Mandatory usage requirements: (Please note: you may select 5 branded images for online use and 3 images for print/unbranded)1. Include mandatory photo credit with each image2. Show the December cover of National Geographic somewhere in the post (credit: National Geographic) unless using only one image3. Provide a prominent link to: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/superfund/voosen-textat the top of your piece, ahead of the photos 4. Mention that the images are from "the December issue of National Geographic magazine” GOWANUS CANALNew York, New YorkPollutants: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, lead, copperYear listed: 2010Carved from a tidal estuary 160 years ago, the Gowanus Canal is Brooklyn’s industrial artery—and a deeply polluted waterway. Even so, it’s frequented by herons, seagulls, crabs, and canoeists. Defying local fears of economic stigma, the EPA listed the canal as a Superfund site in 2010. It hopes to start dredging contaminated mud in 2016.

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

A photographer has received “a credible and direct threat” against her life after five years of images shot in Pakistan were published in the U.K.

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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 21, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Go Behind TIME’s Benedict Cumberbatch Cover With Photographer Dan Winters

Benedict Cumberbatch came prepared for his photo shoot with TIME, says photographer Dan Winters, who shot this week’s magazine cover

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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 20, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Park rangers hike down from their outpost on the Nyiragongo volcano in the Virunga National Park, where environmentalists are opposing oil drilling, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 19, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 18, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Mark Jerry, who along with his adopted daughter was turned away from an Ebola clinic a day prior, rests at his grandmother?s home in Monrovia, Liberia.
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 17, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Students from New Plymouth Boys' High School support their team during a game against Francis Douglas Memorial College, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 14, 2014

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Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 13, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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