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Tobacco Tale
Photo Essay

Inside Bangladesh’s Cheap Cigarette Factories

Sayed Asif Mahmud's powerful photos document the many hazards facing workers in Bangladesh's cheap tobacco factories.

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Artificial Light
Out There

In Defense of Flash: A Homage to Harsh Lighting

There are few tactics as divisive among photographers as flash, but a new show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art aims to shed new light on the impact and importance of the genre-defying technique

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Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
The Backstory

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it's his role to bear witness for future generations

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Photo Essay

‘Recklessness and Rebellion': Meet The Cool Kids of South Korea

Collared shirts, pleated skirts, awkward haircuts and acne—all these are present in South Korean photographer Sungjin Park’s new project, 'Kid Nostalgia,' which focuses on poignantly rebellious schoolkids in Seoul.

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Democratic Republic of Congo War
In Progress

Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo

Can failed masculinity contribute to violence, asks photographer Pete Muller, who, for the past year, has studied the relationships between ideals of manhood and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash
Photo Essay

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: ‘Unreal’ Scenes from Photographer Jerome Sessini

Late Thursday, a field of sunflowers in eastern Ukraine was transformed into a scene of a tragedy when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile. Jerome Sessini was one of the first people to arrive. He wasn't prepared for what he was saw.

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Israeli troops move into Gaza
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: July 11 – July 18

From the escalating violence in Gaza and the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, to the growing influx of unaccompanied migrant minors entering the U.S. and the rise of the Super Moon, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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NASA Goddard Instagram
Follow Friday

#LightBoxFF: Transmissions from Space with NASA Goddard

Through the NASA Goddard Instagram feed, Rebecca Roth connects the people of planet Earth to astronauts in space and the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists.

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John Glenn—NASA
Out There

John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Turns 93

To say John Glenn was a pioneer would be something of an understatement. The Ohio native, who turns 93 on July 18, was one of the Mercury Seven, the first astronauts NASA ever sent into space

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The Backstory

A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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