Topic: Japan

Maxim Dondyuk
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Pictures of the Week: January 17 – January 24

From protests turning deadly in Ukraine and a controversial dolphin hunt in Japan to the icy Orthodox Christian rituals of Epiphany and glow-in-the-dark couture at Paris Fashion Week, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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General Views of Arena Amazonia - FIFA World Cup Venues Brazil 2013
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Pictures of the Week: November 15 – November 22

From the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination and recovery efforts in the Philippines and Illinois to Batkid saving San Francisco and an 11-week-old lion cub playing in the fall foliage, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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APTOPIX Japan Aquarium
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A Ray of Light

In TIME’s photo of the day, a manta ray is caught in the light of an aquarium in Japan.

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Lieko Shiga—Courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
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Dreamscapes: The Fantastical Photographs of Lieko Shiga

The striking pictures in Japanese artist Lieko Shiga’s series, Canary — currently on display at the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam FOAM — reference the powerful metaphor of a canary in a coal mine.

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Sam Abell / Courtesy Radius Books
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The Sam Abell Library: 40 Years of Life and Still Life

A new 16-volume collection presents 40 years of the National Geographic photographer’s understated, mostly unpublished color documentary work. Sam Abell photographs places—Newfoundland, Hagi, Japan and Northern Australia—for the first set of four books due out this winter.

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Touko Hujanen
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Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas

LightBox presents one photographer’s story of a real-life professional Santa.

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Geert Vanden Wijngaert—AP
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Pictures of the Week: November 23 – 30

From protests in Egypt and life in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict to Myanmar’s refugee camps and volcanic lava spilling into the ocean in Hawaii, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Jeff Pachoud–AFP/Getty Images
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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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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
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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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Kevin Frayer–AP
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Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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