Topic: Mongolia

Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
Out There

Portraits of the Authentics: Photographing Ancient Cultures Before They Pass Away

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years documenting the vanishing cultures of the world. His new book, Before They Pass Away, serves as visual record of what is — and what was — as the world continues evolving in 2013.

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Smuggled bear paws are seen at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli
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Pictures of the Week: June 14 – June 21

From riots in Brazil and the Miami Heat’s NBA triumph to 213 bear paws smuggled across the Chinese border and a cat that’s running for mayor, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Davide Monteleone—VII for TIME
Photo Essay

Change in the Gobi: Mongolia’s Economic Boom

Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country on the planet, yet it is also, by some estimates, the world’s fastest growing economy. David Monteleone’s photographs depict the industry, landscapes and people of this country of contrasts.

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Joseba Etxaburu–Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: July 6 – July 13

From Libya’s landmark election and America’s heat wave to Spain’s running of the bulls and captured Syrian Army soldiers, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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