Topic: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Pictures of the Week: July 12 – July 19

From the Trayvon Martin verdict and a deadly school meal poisoning in India to Mariano Rivera’s final All Star game and Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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An iPhone in the DRC: Photos by Michael Christopher Brown

For its first ever Wireless Issue, TIME commissioned photographer Michael Christopher Brown to photograph the mineral mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo with his iPhone.

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TEAM Animals: Leopards and Chimps and Birds, Oh My!

Photographs of elephants deep in the Ugandan jungle, leopards in the Ecuadorian rain forests or jacquacus in a national park in Peru have never been seen like this before. TEAM, the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network, has installed cameras in the middle of remote areas all over the world to collect data on local animals and climate.

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Pictures of the Week: May 18 — May 25

From India’s Sufi Muslim Urs Festival and the first intercontinental flight of the Solar Impulse to a suicide bombing of military soldiers in Sana’a and the beginning of Egypt’s presidential election, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Man on the Wire

Pete Muller: TIME Picks the Best Photographer on the Wires

Of the millions of photographs moving through the news services—known as “the wires”—this year, the work of Associated Press freelancer Pete Muller stood out. His exceptional photographs—focused on Africa and particularly Sudan—take an individual approach to storytelling, one that combines a distinctive aesthetic with journalistic integrity.

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Colin Delfosse
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Rumble in the Jungle II: Congolese Wrestling

Influenced by broadcasts of American wrestling in the 1970s, the Congolese have brought their own spin—parades, voo-doo and body paint—to the sport.

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Pete Muller / AP
Man on the Wire

Justice for Rape Victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Portraits of the women who participated in a landmark case in the D.R.C. Photographs by Pete Muller / AP

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