Topic: disaster

Shannon Hicks—Newtown Bee/AP
The Backstory

The Story Behind the Iconic Photograph from Sandy Hook

TIME spoke with Shannon Hicks, the photographer behind the now iconic photograph from the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Image: Jane Caravello, who lost her home on Kissam Avenue, spray-painted street numbers onto the remains of her house and her neighbors' homes, to aid insurance adjustors with property damage assessment. Thirteen houses were ripped from their foundations on this block.
In Progress

Sandy’s Aftermath: Devastation in Staten Island by Eugene Richards

In the wake of Sandy’s destruction, TIME asked Eugene Richards to document the widespread devastation on Staten Island.

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Denis Balibouse—Reuters
Closeup

Pictures of the Week, January 13 – January 20

From Costa Concordia’s sinking and dog sled races in France to Chinese New Year celebrations and a panda farewell, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Manuel J. Martinez—Reuters
Man on the Wire

TIME’s Best of 2011: Animals in Peril

The average animal doesn’t make headlines, but countless creatures have been photographed amid the chaos and destruction so widely connected to some of the year’s biggest stories. Here, LightBox looks back on a few furry friends who’ve found themselves in harm’s way this year.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2011

Sometimes words just aren’t enough. Our photojournalism this year offers the chance to not only see, but also feel the story.

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