Topic: Mexico

Ross McDonnell—Courtesy of Grafika La Estampa
Photo Essay

Auto Defensa: Rough Justice in Mexico’s Lawless Mountains

Photographer Ross McDonnell documents a new chapter in Mexico’s enduring battle against violent crime, as communities in Guerrero State take the law into their own hands. His ambrotype wet plate portraits go on view at Paris Photo 2013.

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Aline Paley
Photo Essay

The End of the World: For the Maya, It May Already Be Here

In southern Mexico, neo-hippies are gathering to witness the end of the world. But for the Maya, who have lived there for millennia, the end-time came years ago — in the shape of the 20th century.

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Image: Oct. 20, 2012. A Free Syrian Army fighters carry a civilian away from the line of fire after he was shot twice by a Syrian army sniper in Aleppo, Syria.
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Pictures of the Week: October 19 – 26

From the start of baseball’s World Series and Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean to the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and people dressed as pandas, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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© Colette Urbajtel / Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C.
Out There

Revisiting the Mastery of Mexican Photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo

A new exhibition, which includes rare and unseen images, celebrates the career of the experimental fine art photographer, who relentlessly captured the history of Mexico’s evolving social and geopolitical atmosphere.

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Barcroft Media / Landov
Man on the Wire

Finding Beauty: Fractal Patterns on Earth as Seen from Space

Over the past two years Professor Paul Bourke has scoured all four corners of the world—via Google Earth—to find incredible geometric structures of a similar nature.

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Niklas Meltio–Corbis
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: August 31 – September 7

From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Joseph Eid—AFP/GettyImages
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Pictures of the Week: August 24 – August 31

From Hurricane Isaac in the Caribbean and colorful Holi celebrations in Germany to the Paralympics in London and a tree full of goats in Morocco, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Wayne Lawrence–INSTITUTE for TIME
Photo Essay

Small Ball! The Faces of Baseball’s True World Series

Photographer Wayne Lawrence’s portraits of young baseball players from around the world at the 66th Annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Ahmad Halabisaz–Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com
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Pictures of the Week: August 10 – August 17

From the earthquake in Iran and the killing of miners on strike by police in South Africa to the end of Ramadan and a meteor shower over Macedonia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Tomas Munita for TIME
Photo Essay

A Young Olympian: Diver Carolina Mendoza’s Path to London

Although she is one of the youngest athletes set to compete in this summer’s Olympic games, 15-year-old Carolina Mendoza displays a maturity beyond her years through her training. TIME commissioned photographer Tomas Munita to photograph Mendoza as she prepared for London.

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