Topic: South Sudan

John Stanmeyer—VII for National Geographic
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What the World Press Photo of the Year Means for Photography

The underlying message of this year’s World Press Photo selection can be seen then as a nod to the increasingly pivotal role of social media.

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On the Brink of an Abyss: Fabio Bucciarelli in South Sudan

South Sudan remains on the brink of an ethnic conflict. Italian photographer Fabio Bucciarelli is documenting the unrest

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A girl sticks out her tongue during snowfalls on a street in Hefei
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Pictures of the Week: February 7 – February 14

From the most reputable gay club in Sochi and a sinkhole at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky to the Westminster Dog Show in New York and the killing of the healthy giraffe, Marius, at the Copenhagen Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: January 31 – February 7

From the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi and mourning the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman to fighting horses in China and the world’s largest baby Jesus, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Men hold up a baby saved from under rubble, who survived an airstrike in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus
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Pictures of the Week: January 3 – January 10

From the polar vortex freezing over much of North America and the crisis escalating in South Sudan to a massive volcano erupting in Indonesia and the welcoming of newborn pandas in Washington and Taipei, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Dec. 19, 2013 A view looking up from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol before a tour of the dome in Washington, DC.
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Pictures of the Week: December 13 – December 20

From the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the burial of Nelson Mandela to China’s moon landing and Kim Jung Un smiling with the fishes, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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A woman from the Dinka Ngok cattle-herding tribe stands in a cattle camp, near Abyei
In Progress

Africa’s Nowhere Land: Photos From Abyei, Where Ancient Tensions Smolder

Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic on the ground in Abyei, a disputed region between South Sudan and Sudan, as tensions escalate following the results today of a unanimous, one-sided referendum vote to join the world’s newest nation.

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Severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away in Juba Central Prison for years on end. The new nation of South Sudan faces a tremendous challenge to build a modern country capable of caring for all of its citizens. Juba, Sudan. January 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos
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Harrowing Photos of the Mentally Ill in Sub-Saharan Africa

Robin Hammond was awarded a $30,000 grant for his work documenting mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Pictures of the Week: July 12 – July 19

From the Trayvon Martin verdict and a deadly school meal poisoning in India to Mariano Rivera’s final All Star game and Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Yannis Behrakis—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: October 5 – 12

From the Taliban shooting of a 14-year-old activist in Pakistan to the vice-presidential debate in Kentucky to angry protests against the German Chancellor’s visit in Greece and a human tower in Spain, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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