Topic: Syria

Yezidi women stranded in the Singar Mountains wait for the arrival of a rescue helicopter. Iraq, August 12, 2014.
Photo Essay

Tragedy on Mount Sinjar

Thousands of Yezidis are awaiting rescue in the inhospitable Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq but, as Magnum photographer Moises Saman documents, help is fleeting

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Teenage girls gangraped and hung in India
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Pictures of the Week: May 30 – June 6

From the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest, to World Environment Day and the NBA Finals, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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Siege of Donetsk Airport
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Pictures of the Week: May 23 – May 30

From the Santa Barbara drive-by shootings and Ukrainian presidential elections to martial law in Thailand and Kim and Kanye’s wedding extravaganza, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Once filled with cafés and shops, the Qabaris neighborhood in the Old City area of Homs has been reduced to rubble. May 12, 2014.
Photo Essay

Syrians Return to Devastation in Homs

For this week’s issue of TIME, photographer Yuri Kozyrev traveled to Syria to document locals returning to the almost completely-leveled city of Homs. The return came after a ceasefire between the government and rebel forces who held the city for almost two years

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A riot policeman uses a baton to hit a rioting University of Nairobi student in Kenya's capital Nairobi
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Pictures of the Week: May 16 – May 23

From the public opening of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum to unprecedented flooding in Bosnia and Serbia, from student protests in Kenya and a traveling panda, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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TOPSHOTS-TURKEY-MINE-BLAST
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Pictures of the Week: May 9 – May 16

From the Turkish mining disaster to the conclusion of the world’s largest elections in India, from the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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Nigeria Floating Slum
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Pictures of the Week: May 2 – May 9

From deadly landslides in Afghanistan and elections in South Africa, to setting the stage for the World Cup and Eurovision’s beautiful, bearded songstress, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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ROJAVA: a new born country
Photo Essay

Rojava, Syria: Fabio Bucciarelli in the Land of the Kurds

Photographer Fabio Bucciarelli spent three-weeks in Kurdistan in October 2013, just days before Iraq closed its border with Syria. He spent most of his time in a Syrian section called Rojava, which two million Kurds call home and where a de facto Kurdish government was established just one month afterward.

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Syria War Crimes Evidences
The Backstory

Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of photographs, or lack thereof, following the leak of a 55,000 photograph archive by a Syrian military police photographer documenting the deaths of some 11,000 detainees who had been executed, and in many cases tortured.

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Maxim Dondyuk
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Pictures of the Week: January 17 – January 24

From protests turning deadly in Ukraine and a controversial dolphin hunt in Japan to the icy Orthodox Christian rituals of Epiphany and glow-in-the-dark couture at Paris Fashion Week, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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