Topic: genocide

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Pictures of the Week: April 4 — April 11

From the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide to the world’s largest elections in India, to UConn’s NCAA victory and millions of tulips in bloom in Amsterdam, TIME presents the best pictures of the week

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Syria War Crimes Evidences
The Backstory

Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of photographs, or lack thereof, following the leak of a 55,000 photograph archive by a Syrian military police photographer documenting the deaths of some 11,000 detainees who had been executed, and in many cases tortured.

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Lightbox May 14, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: May 11 – May 18

From violence in Colombia and a huge fire in Manila to soccer championships across Europe and the presidential handover ceremony in France, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Ambroise Tézenas courtesy Galerie Mélanie Rio
Out There

‘Dark Tourism': Ambroise Tézenas and the Pull of Death

Photographer Ambroise Tézenas immersed himself in the tourist experience at sites of death and destruction. The result is ‘Dark Tourism,’ now on view at Galerie Mélanie Rio in Nantes, France.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
The Backstory

When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey’s Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide

In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. Here, the photographer looks back on the tragedy.

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