Topic: Floods

Damir Sagolj—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week, October 21 – October 28

From the Turkey earthquake and Libya after Gaddafi to protests in Yemen and Halloween monsters, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Damir Sagoli—Reuters
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The Best Pictures of the Week, October 7 – October 14

From flooding in Bangkok and the baseball playoffs to Cairo’s deadly clashes and the Liberian-flagged Rena cargo ship grounded off New Zealand’s coast, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Sudan
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The Best Pictures of the Week, June 17 – June 24

This week: a refugee southern Sudan in the run-up to the elections, the World Trade Center steel program; protests on both sides in Libya; Saturn’s icy moon; China’s floods; a Greek Air Force plane under the sea; riots in Senegal; […]

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Robert King—Polaris
Man on the Wire

Flood Patterns

Lightbox noticed a number of beautiful images taken from the air of the flooding in Mississippi. We asked photographer Robert King about how he came to make aerials over Mississippi’s flooded lands.

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England
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The Best Pictures of the Week, May 20 – May 27

This week: Obama tours Europe, the Grimsvoetn volcano erupts; tornadoes and floods hit the US; fighting continues on Misratah’s frontline; a Slovakian hospital provides music therapy for newborn babies; and shuttle astronaut Andrew Fuestel walks in space.

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Libya
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Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, May 13 – May 20

This Week: Violence along Israel’s borders; Mississippi floods; Libyan rebels in training; IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan in court; Haitian President Michel Martelly’s inauguration; an Israeli illusionist stands tall; “Spiderman” climbs Turkey’s tallest building; a Chinese bride’s wedding day suicide jump […]

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Afghanistan
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Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, May 6 – May 13

This week; Tennessee floods as the Mississippi River rises to historic levels; airlifting the wounded in Afghanistan; saving the Pope; Anish Kapoor’s monumental sculpture; rebuilding in Haiti; the colorful retort to Uganda’s protests.

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Russell Watkins—Department for International Development/Reuters
The Backstory

First Person: Pakistan’s Flood Lands Overrun by Thousands of Spiders

In the absence of people, arachnids take over the vegetation creating a bizarre and dramatic scene in Pakistan.

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