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The Backstory

150 Years Later: Picturing the Bloody Battle of Antietam

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Alexander Gardner's battlefield photographs of America's bloodiest day remind us of the arresting power of conflict photography.

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Gary Hershorn—Reuters
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 7 – September 14

From ceremonies commemorating September 11th and attacks on U.S. Embassies around the world to the Pencil Nebula in space and playtime weightlifting in North Korea, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii–© LOC, LC-DIG-prokc-21485
Out There

History in Color: Rare Photographs of Czarist Russia

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii created thousands of color photographs of Czarist Russia. A new book from German publisher Gestalten features a selection of the Russian photographer's nearly 2,000 glass negatives.

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Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
The Backstory

Remembering the Death of Steve Biko 35 Years Later

The life and legacy of Steve Biko, leader of the South African Black Consciousness movement, is remembered on the 35th anniversary of his death while in police custody.

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Dan Winters
Profile

Dan Winters in a Thousand Words: An Ode to a Friend by Nick Offerman

Photographer Dan Winters' retrospective show, 'America: Icons and Ingenuity', opens Sept. 14 at the Jepson Center in Savannah, Ga. Here, Nick Offerman writes for LightBox about Winters' extraordinary passion and dedication to his interests.

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(c) Cornel Lucas
Out There

Cornel Lucas’ Celebrity Portraits: Studio Stars of the Silver Screen

On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Cornel Lucas, Britain's first film studio portraitist, recounts his memories photographing iconic movie stars like Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Brigitte Bardot and Katherine Hepburn.

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Melissa Cacciola
Photo Essay

The Mohawk Ironworkers: Rebuilding the Iconic Skyline of New York

For more than a century, Mohawk ironworkers have helped shape New York City's iconic skyline, guiding ribbons of metal into the steel skeletons that form the backbone of the city. On the 11th anniversary of September 11th, LightBox presents Melissa Cacciola's tintype series of the Mohawk ironworkers helping to raise One World Trade Center.

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Yuri Kozyrev–NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

The End of al-Qaeda? On Patrol in Yemen by Yuri Kozyrev

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev and editor-at-large Bobby Ghosh traveled to southern Abyan province in Yemen for this week's cover story in TIME International. Here, Ghosh recounts their travels with a Yemeni Central Security Force (CSF) patrol through territory plagued by al-Qaeda.

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Grant Cornett for TIME
Photo Essay

The DNC in Pictures: The Delegates by Grant Cornett

Photographer Grant Cornett took to the streets of North Carolina, capturing members from each state's delegation. His work puts a face on the Democratic Party of 2012.

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Niklas Meltio–Corbis
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: August 31 – September 7

From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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