Topic: Afghanistan

Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan. In Boost Hospital in the provincial capital, a young girl who suffered burns to over 50% of her body lies in an observation room after an accident with an oil lamp at home. Boost Hospital is administered by Medicines Sans Frontiers. MSF provides all the equipment and pharmaceuticals as well as staff, including 18 ex-pat medical and admin staff. And these guys work HARD. Andrew Quilty / Oculi. 18.2.2014
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#LightBoxFF: Andrew Quilty on Learning to Love Instagram

After years of staunch resistance, Occuli photographer Andrew Quilty has embraced Instagram as a powerful tool for photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world.

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The Backstory

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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Photo Essay

And Women Shall Lead: Lynsey Addario on the New Face of Afghanistan

Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan ahead of upcoming presidential elections, where the first female governor in the country, Habiba Sarabi, is now the first woman running for vice-president.

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From deadly protests in Ukraine and a series of shocks at the Sochi Olympics to new waxworks of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and the start of Carnival in Rio, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Muhammed Muheisen’s Portraits of Young Afghan Refugees

Muhammed Muheisen, Associated Press photographer and TIME’s best wire photographer of 2013, spent a week making these striking portraits of young Afghan refugees.

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Out There

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TIME LightBox presents our November round-up of the best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web.

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From divides over American military strikes on Syria and wildfires in Yosemite National Park to the world’s first 100 million Euro soccer player and a limbless motivational speaker swimming with sharks, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Panjshir Valley in north-central Afghanistan May 2013: A valley where emeralds are mined in Panjshir province, about 150 km north of Kabul in north-central Afghanistan.
Photo Essay

Treasure Land: The Mines of Afghanistan by Yuri Kozyrev

Afghanistan’s mountains are rich in untapped minerals that could prove to be a blessing — and a curse. TIME sent contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev to photograph the country with a mineral wealth worth as much as $1 trillion.

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30 Years, 20 Passports: Untold Stories of Steve McCurry’s Photographic Life

The Magnum photographer’s latest book spans 30 years of his career as one of the world’s most celebrated photojournalists.

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