Topic: Afghanistan

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Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Gary Hershorn—Reuters
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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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Pictures of the Week: August 24 – August 31

From Hurricane Isaac in the Caribbean and colorful Holi celebrations in Germany to the Paralympics in London and a tree full of goats in Morocco, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Kevin Frayer–AP
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Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Erin Trieb
Out There

Erin Trieb’s Homecoming Project: Capturing War Through Veteran Tales

Sergeant Major Pat Corcoran might never have learned about those heroic efforts to save his life were it not for Erin Trieb, whose photographs will be added to a growing collection for The Homecoming Project, a non-profit organization she started to illuminate the ongoing issues of veterans from the past decades’ wars.

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Thomas Peter—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: July 27 – August 3

From protests in Yemen and a religious festival in Nicaragua to continued fighting in Syria and the summer Olympic games in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: July 20 – July 27

From drought-cracked earth in Yemen and massive floods in China to violent protests in California and Olympic preparation in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Andrea Bruce—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends

Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi’s path to London has ended after the International Boxing Association decided on July 18 that she could not compete, citing concerns that boxing against opponents of much higher standards might threaten her safety in the ring.

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Daniel Ochoa de Olza—AP
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Pictures of the Week: June 29 – July 5

From South Sudan’s refugee crisis and Spain’s historic Euro 2012 win to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials and a polar bear cub’s piggyback, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Adek Berry—AFP/Getty Images
Man on the Wire

Silhouettes in the News

More than 200 years ago, the silhouette was the foremost way to document one’s appearance, but it’s still widely used in photographic frames today. From capturing the world’s protests and politicians to wildfires and war zones, LightBox looks at the use of silhouettes on the wires this month.

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