Topic: Syria

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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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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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
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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
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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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Za'atari Camp, in Jordan, run by UNHCR for refugees from war in Syria.
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Syrian Refugees by James Nachtwey

Refugee status is temporary, in theory, but without a place to go back to limbo begins to look permanent. James Nachtwey explores the refugee crisis sparked by the war in Syria.

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Syria’s Lost Generation: Directors Give Voice to War’s Young Refugees

Talking Eyes Media co-founders Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur collaborated on a husband-wife project documenting the plight of Syria’s “Lost Generation.”

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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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