Topic: refugees

Image: Kurdistan rocket launcher
Photo Essay

Blood for Oil: Kurdistan by Ivor Prickett

In this week’s issue of TIME, documentary photographer Ivor Prickett documented how the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq’s north is booming.

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Pakistan Daily Life
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Pictures of the Week: February 1 – February 8

From Chicago gun violence and the exhumed body of Richard III to the world’s first “bionic man” and a bear walking a tightrope, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: January 25 – February 1

From a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil and French soldiers in Timbuktu, to Superbowl preparations in New Orleans and koala bears in China, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: January 18 – January 25

From the French intervention in Mali and the Obama daughters enjoying the Inauguration to the surreal, icy aftermath of a fire in Chicago and a headless princess in London, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Tim Holmes — Holmes Family/AP
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Pictures of the Week: January 4 – January 11

From wildfires in Australia and riots in Belfast to the one year anniversary of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia and snow storms in the Middle East, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Mohammed Al-Shaikh—AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: December 28 – January 4

From the Sandy Hook Elementary students’ return to school and the death of a gang-rape victim in India to New Year’s celebrations and a giant rubber duck in Darling Harbor, Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Wang Yiou—Landov
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Pictures of the Week: December 7 – December 14

From the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and continued protests in Egypt to Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Pope’s first tweet, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Gabriele Stabile
Out There

Refugee Hotel: Strangers in a Strange Land

Bewildered, exhausted, displaced and lost in their own thoughts, the subjects in Gabriele Stabile’s new book, Refugee Hotel, have traveled far and suffered greatly. His photographs document refugees’ first nights in America, spent anxiously in generic airport hotels as they await the beginning of their new lives.

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Matilde Gattoni
Photo Essay

Matilde Gattoni: The Swallows of Syria

On Friday, more than 11,000 refugees fled Syria in a single day. LightBox presents photographer Matilde Gattoni’s portraits of the swallows of Syria, female refugees seeking safety in Lebanon from the violence of their homeland.

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Image: Nov. 3, 2012. A rebel fighter takes cover as he looks up at a warplane attacking rebel positions during heavy clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army.
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Pictures of the Week: November 2 – November 9

From President Obama’s reelection and Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to a deadly earthquake in Guatemala and a train cemetery in Bolivia, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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