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The Best Pictures of the Week, August 12 – August 19

This week: Rebel fighters in Libya, temporary confessionals in Madrid, the children of Somalia's famine, Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan, The Palio of Siena bareback horse race, the Dalai Lama visits southern France, the wall of peace in the aftermath of England's riots, Mubarak on trail, drought in Texas, rainbows, waterfalls and astronaut photographer Ron Garan's tweeted photo shows "What a 'Shooting Star' looks like from space."

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Moises Saman—Magnum
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Syria, Decisively Seen

In July, while working for the New York Times, photographer Moises Saman journeyed into Syria as the first Western photographer to enter the country since the conflict between anti-government protestors and forces of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad began.

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Man on the Wire

Somalia: One Mother’s Unspeakable Loss

The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days from the famine and drought crisis. Returning, nearly two decades after covering Somalia's last famine in the early '90s, photographer John Moore writes on the current tragedy affecting a stricken country.

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Rio’s Piscinão de Ramos by Julio Bittencourt

Brazilian photographer Julio Bittencourt explores the "Big Pool" of Ramos, in Rio: an artificial lake that draws together people from the 15 favelas surrounding it.

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Rodrigo Abd—AP
Man on the Wire

Rodrigo Abd and Guatemala’s Indigenous Beauty Queens

Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd recently traveled to Coban, Guatemala to document the women competing to become this year’s National Indigenous Queen of Guatemala.

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Yann Gross
In Progress

Yann Gross: Uganda’s Homegrown Skate Park

During a visit to Uganda, Yann Gross discovers a pack of budding skateboarders in the suburbs of Kampala.

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Stephen Shames
Out There

Bronx Boys: A Digital Monograph by Stephen Shames

What started out for Stephen Shames as an assignment for Look magazine back in 1977 turned into an epic 22 year project documenting the lives of young boys in the Bronx, New York.

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Photo Essay

Irving Penn: Radical Beauty

The exhibition show Radical Beauty presently showing at Fraenkel Gallery explores Penn's radical/creative/challenging investigation into what constitutes beauty.

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Francesco Giusti
Photo Essay

In Case of Loss — Refugees Flee Libya

A photographer documents the meager possessions of migrant workers fleeing war-torn Libya.

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Antoine de Ras—EPA
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The Best Pictures of the Week, August 6 – August 12

This week: President Obama meets with the families of the 30 Americans that died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Riots in England, Woodstock, Israeli “tent city” protests continue, the world stock market crash, and giant radiation bursts in space.

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