Topic: Spiders

Lightbox March 7, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: March 2 – March 9

From the Presidential election in Russia to Super Tuesday in the U.S. to fires in Congo and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox March 4, 2012
Man on the Wire

Seven Days of Strange Landscapes

From thousands of spiders in Australia and a massive ruptured ice wall in Argentina to the aftermath of the U.S. tornadoes and the wake of last year’s Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents a selection of surprising and surreal vistas from the past week.

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Russell Watkins—Department for International Development/Reuters
The Backstory

First Person: Pakistan’s Flood Lands Overrun by Thousands of Spiders

In the absence of people, arachnids take over the vegetation creating a bizarre and dramatic scene in Pakistan.

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