Topic: China

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Pictures of the Week: September 28 – October 5

From the U.S. presidential debate in Denver and a ferry disaster in Hong Kong to Europe’s unbelievable Ryder Cup comeback in Illinois and a tiger cub at the Shanghai Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: September 21 – 28

From the NFL touchdown controversy in the U.S. and Israelis observing Yom Kippur to China’s first aircraft carrier and surfing with dolphins in Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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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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Man on the Wire

Finding Beauty: Fractal Patterns on Earth as Seen from Space

Over the past two years Professor Paul Bourke has scoured all four corners of the world—via Google Earth—to find incredible geometric structures of a similar nature.

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Niklas Meltio–Corbis
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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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Ahmad Halabisaz–Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com
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Pictures of the Week: August 10 – August 17

From the earthquake in Iran and the killing of miners on strike by police in South Africa to the end of Ramadan and a meteor shower over Macedonia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Chinese weight lifters training for the London 2012 Olympics
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The Gold Standard: James Nachtwey Photographs China’s Female Weight Lifters

China has developed some of the toughest women weightlifters in the world. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documented China’s team as they prepared for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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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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Joseba Etxaburu–Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: July 6 – July 13

From Libya’s landmark election and America’s heat wave to Spain’s running of the bulls and captured Syrian Army soldiers, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Rahmat Gul–AP
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Pictures of the Week: June 22 – June 29

From the health care ruling and the Colorado wildfires to the U.S. Olympic trials and baby giant pandas, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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