Topic: London

Andrea Bruce—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends

Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi’s path to London has ended after the International Boxing Association decided on July 18 that she could not compete, citing concerns that boxing against opponents of much higher standards might threaten her safety in the ring.

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Jim Naughten for TIME
Photo Essay

The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back

Olympic medalists from the 1948 games in London remember their experiences in the post-war ‘austerity’ Olympics. Even with a tiny budget and a war-worn country, the athletes managed to have a good time.

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Photo Essay

Behind the Covers: Martin Schoeller’s Portraits of the 2012 U.S. Olympians

In his portrait series of gold-medal hopefuls for TIME’s 2012 Olympics special issue, Martin Schoeller shows three U.S. team members—gymnast Gabby Douglas, runner Lolo Jones and swimmer Ryan Lochte—whose passion for sport isn’t contained by training center walls.

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Carolyn Drake for TIME
Photo Essay

Camp Karolyi: An Enduring Legacy for U.S. Olympic Gymnasts

This is where every girl who wants to be an elite gymnast must come, at some point in her career, to pay tithings, in the form of blood, sweat, and often tears, to Martha Karolyi.

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Hussein Malla—AP
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Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the United States and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Martin Parr—Magnum
Photo Essay

Photographs of the ‘Great British Public’ in London

What does it mean to be British in 2012? That’s a question the London Festival of Photography has tried to answer with its headline show, “The Great British Public.”

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: April 20 — April 27

From the first round of voting in the French presidential elections and the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan to the continuing eruption of Mt. Etna and a plane crash in Pakistan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox April 16, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Jonathan de Villiers for TIME
The Backstory

TIME Style and Design: Futuristic London Fashion

Photographer Jonathan de Villiers channeled a time-traveler’s perspective on London for TIME Style and Design, which relaunched today.

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Stefan Wermuth—Reuters
Man on the Wire

Grace and Power: Bending Over Backwards to Reach the Olympics

An event at London’s North Greenwich Arena gives the world’s best gymnasts one last opportunity to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games.

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