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The Backstory

Tragedy in Boston: One Photographer’s Eyewitness Account

LightBox spoke with Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, who photographed the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Tlumacki, who has photographed more than 20 marathons in his 30 years at the Globe, describes the sheer chaos of the scene.

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Mideast Syria
Out There

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Associated Press Coverage of Syria

Columbia University has announced the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners for breaking news and feature photography. A five-photographer team from the Associated Press was recognized in the Breaking News photography category for their photographic coverage of the ongoing Syrian civil war. Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Khalil Hamra, Muhammed Muheisen and Narciso Contreras were members of the team that contributed to the agency’s coverage of the two-year-old conflict.

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Best of 2012 - News

Wire Photographer Spotlight: Daily Life by Muhammed Muheisen

Muhammed Muheisen's photographs are poignant visual reminders of how humanity awakens and lives out each day in Pakistan, Syria and Afghanistan. Here, TIME presents a selection of the Associated Press photographer's work from the past calendar year. Muheisen was part of the AP team awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News photography from Syria.

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Monument to late Pope John Paul II is winched into position behind an amusement park in Czestochowa

Pictures of the Week: April 5 – April 12

From Margaret Thatcher's death and a 24 hour vigil for victims of gun violence to elections in Venezuela and the world's biggest Pope statue, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Nigel Shafran
Out There

Teenage Precinct Shoppers by Nigel Shafran: A Look Back to 1990

There is a bracing simplicity and subtlety to the black and white portraits in Teenage Precinct Shoppers, a new book of Nigel Shafran's work published by Dashwood Books.

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Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde
Photo Essay

Yakutsk: The Coldest City on Earth

With temperatures regularly falling to -40°C, Yakutsk, a city in Siberia, holds the distinction as the coldest city on Earth. Photographer Steeve Iuncker writes for LightBox about his project documenting the frozen landscapes of Russia's remote, frozen city.

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Charlotte Dumas
Photo Essay

The Heart of a Beast: Charlotte Dumas’ Poignant Animal Photography

For Jeffrey Kluger's feature on animal grieving in this week's issue, TIME reached out to noted animal photographer Charlotte Dumas, who has been making deeply empathetic portraits of a variety of species for years.

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This is Jacques Lowe’s first portrait of John F. Kennedy, made during one of Kennedy’s rare days off from his 1958 Senate re-election campaign. To restore this image for the Newseum’s “Creating Camelot” exhibit, the image was cleaned, the tone adjusted and the yellow mark removed.
Out There

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot

Presidential photographers are afforded access to their subjects that most journalists only dream of. But what happens when their original negatives are destroyed?

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Photo Essay

The Veils of Aleppo: Photographs by Franco Pagetti

They are a familiar sight to anyone who has been on the frontlines in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo: striped sheets that once blocked the harsh sunlight or a neighbor’s prying eyes, now acting as shields against more lethal threats.

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Kirsten Luce for the New York Times

PJL: April 2013 (Part 1)

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the best photojournalism around the web from the past two weeks.

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