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Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Polar bear swimmers plunge into freezing water to celebrate New Year around the world
  • Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

Polar bear swimmers plunge into freezing water to celebrate New Year around the world

Posted On: 11:10 a.m. | January 2, 2013

How did you ring in the new year? The hearty souls pictured here took a dip in frigid water, be it briefly or for a few laps. Some came dressed in costumes -- including Godzilla and a home water boiler -- though it's unclear how much that helped in the cold water. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 2, 2013
  • Nasser Shiyoukhi / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Jan. 2, 2013

Posted On: 8:42 a.m. | January 2, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Reader photos: Best of Southern California Moments for December
  • Brent Goldman

Reader photos: Best of Southern California Moments for December

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | January 1, 2013

We start this month's photos off by getting closer — way closer — with Brent Goldman's stunning macro image of an eye. From there, we go to Ti Peng's photo of Kyle Gritters tearing through the muddy course at the "UCI CXLA Weekend-Cross After Dark Finale." One wonders what his eye would look like if it were photographed at that moment. This month's images are more nature-focused and have... View Post»

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for 2012
  • Jay G. Thornton

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for 2012

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | January 1, 2013

Picking the 12 best photos over a year is no easy feat. There are so many photos, and so many different types of images, that finding a balanced set can become a challenge. In looking at the year's images, I started with the best of each month's photos, then tried to find a balance: macro, wide, color, black and white and even double exposures. The result is a gallery that allowed me to... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 24-30, 2012
  • Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News

The Week in Pictures | December 24-30, 2012

Posted On: 2:54 p.m. | December 28, 2012

The Week in Pictures from around the world. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 2:19 p.m. | December 28, 2012

Best of the Web is a roundup of photography, video and multimedia from around the web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 28, 2012
  • VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | December 28, 2012

Posted On: 9:22 a.m. | December 28, 2012

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Spanish festival features food fight in town square
  • David Ramos / Getty Images

Spanish festival features food fight in town square

Posted On: 8:13 a.m. | December 28, 2012

Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and a group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order. At the end of... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 27, 2012
  • SHAH MARAI / AFP

Pictures in the News | Dec. 27, 2012

Posted On: 9:34 a.m. | December 27, 2012

The weather dominates Thursday's Pictures in the news with a frozen Lake in Beijing, China, snow tracks in downtown Newark, N.J., snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, beach-goers in Rio de Janeiro, and there's more. View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012
  • AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012

Posted On: 8:56 a.m. | December 26, 2012

Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012 View Post»

Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips
  • KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips

Posted On: 3:00 p.m. | December 24, 2012

Christmas light from around the world View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 17 - 23, 2012

The Week in Pictures | December 17 – 23, 2012

Posted On: 8:15 a.m. | December 23, 2012

Our weekly roundup of our favorite photos gathered by the wire services and our photographers. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012
  • ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP

Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012

Posted On: 10:15 a.m. | December 21, 2012

In Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala,  natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age. At Stonehenge, the winter solstice is observed at sunrise, and in Germany, a man participates in another wintertime ritual -- scraping frost off... View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 1:28 p.m. | December 20, 2012

Best of the Web is a roundup of photography, video and multimedia from around the web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 20, 2012
  • Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Dec. 20, 2012

Posted On: 11:57 a.m. | December 20, 2012

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: The body of longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington; French officials inspect caves in the foothills of the Pyrenees amid fears of ritual suicide linked to Friday's end of an ancient Mayan calendar; a pilgrim prays inside the grotto in the West Bank town of Bethlehem where Christians believe Jesus Christ... View Post»

The year in wire pictures | 2012
  • AFP / AFP

The year in wire pictures | 2012

Posted On: 5:03 a.m. | December 20, 2012

Near the end of the year the wire services send out their top photos of the year. From those we've chosen our favorites. View Post»

Framework

Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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