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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

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

Nabil Elderkin for Beats by Dr. Dre

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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Elinor Carucci—Institute for TIME
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Meeting Baby David: Elinor Carucci’s Powerful Portraits of Preemies

This week’s issue of TIME features photographer Elinor Carucci’s powerful, intimate portraits of David, an infant born at 28 weeks gestation.

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Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic
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Photographer Camille Lepage Killed in Central African Republic

The body of French photojournalist Camille Lepage was found in the Bouar region of Central African Republic, the French presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. Lepage, a young photographer committed to the deep documentation of under-covered conflicts in eastern and central Africa, was 26.

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Marines Begin Operation Dagger
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Testament: Remembering Chris Hondros’ Iconic Photograph From Iraq

On the third anniversary of Chris Hondros’ death, Getty’s Director of Photography Pancho Bernasconi talks to TIME about one of Hondros’ most poignant and shocking images: that of a blood-soaked young girl in Tal Afar, Iraq.

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Ruth Snyder
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The First Photograph of an Execution by Electric Chair

With Tennessee Senators voting to reinstate the electric chair to execute capital inmates, TIME looks at the first known photograph of this controversial form of capital punishment.

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IRAQ
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In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus (1965—2014)

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and an AP correspondent was wounded in Eastern Afghanistan while covering the lead up to Saturday’s presidential election.

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Mad Men Matthew Weiner Christina Hendricks TV 2014 Advertising Alex Majoli John Slattery as Roger Sterling (Center) and Rich Sommer as Harry Crane (Right)
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‘Mad Men’ Up Close: Photos From the Set of the Celebrated Show

Alex Majoli’s marvelous black and white portraits of the Mad Men cast harken back to long gone years when photographers worked and mingled backstage and, every once in a while, came away with pure gold.

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