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Pictures in the News | June 29, 2011

Pictures in the News | June 29, 2011

Posted On: 7:21 p.m. | June 29, 2011

The aftermath of the deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, is assessed; police in riot gear stand guard before the start of an Egyptian Premier League soccer match in Cairo; and near Ramallah, West Bank, Israeli security forces fire tear gas to control Palestinians demonstrating again the expansion of a Jewish settlement. On a sunny day in Washington, the White... View Post»


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Photographing fireworks on July 4th

Photographing fireworks on July 4th

Posted On: 10:15 p.m. | June 28, 2011

Don't forget to include the pre-game photographs, shots of your local parade, setting up with flags and streamers and the barbecue at your home. This is great time to include snapshots of family members and friends. Remember to clean off those cards and recharge you camera batteries, nothing is worse than losing power during the final pyrotechnical display. View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 28, 2011

Pictures in the News | June 28, 2011

Posted On: 9:09 p.m. | June 28, 2011

In Spain, a bullfighter waits for the start of a fight at the El Plantio in Burgos; a security officer patrols a deserted platform at the main train station in Athens at the start of a paralyzing 48-hour general strike; and in Beijing, dancers perform in the Great Hall of the People during celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Women... View Post»

Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
  • Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike

Posted On: 9:10 a.m. | June 28, 2011

As tens of thousands of angry protesters thronged downtown Athens, the Greek parliament  on Wednesday approved an austerity bill that helps pull their debt-ridden country back from the brink of an immediate default. After days of public unrest and impassioned debate, the  parliament voted 155-138  in favor of the controversial bill, which authorizes $40 billion in budget cuts and tax hikes... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 27, 2011

Pictures in the News | June 27, 2011

Posted On: 7:00 p.m. | June 27, 2011

Blue socks hang out to dry at a migrant shelter on the outskirts of Mexico City; armed men allegedly abducted scores of migrants in southern Mexico, including women and children, after holding up the cargo train they were traveling on. The fountains of the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Trocadero Fountains near the Eiffel Tower in Paris both offer welcome respites from the unusually... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | June 20-26, 2011
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The Week in Pictures | June 20-26, 2011

Posted On: 6:42 p.m. | June 24, 2011

The Glastonbury Music Festival, now in its fifth decade, is well underway in England. The event has grown from a modest gathering on a dairy farm in 1970 with tickets costing £1, including free milk, to a major five-day celebration of music with those attending now being milked — tickets begin at the princely sum of £195, beverage not included. First Lady Michelle Obama and her family... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 24, 2011
  • ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | June 24, 2011

Posted On: 10:07 a.m. | June 24, 2011

Friday's Pictures in the News begin in England, where the Glastonbury Music Festival is underway. Now in its fifth decade, the event has grown from a humble gathering of 1,500 people on Michael Eavis's Worthy dairy farm in 1970, each paying 1 pound and receiving free milk, to a giant five-day celebration of music costing 195 pounds for a basic ticket. On the African continent, First Lady... View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 9:01 p.m. | June 23, 2011

A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»

If it's square, it must be art

If it’s square, it must be art

Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | June 23, 2011

Have you noticed how square photos are all the rage? Every photo must have a black border and be faded or discolored. Throw in a few scratches, and your masterpiece is complete. Even the New York Times recently posted stories about Instagram, a popular photo-sharing app that only shoots in the square format. Square has become a fixture, and you can thank the cellphone camera for its... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 23, 2011
  • Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | June 23, 2011

Posted On: 10:20 a.m. | June 23, 2011

Water, when we have too much of it, can be a problem, as the first two images in Thursday's Pictures in the News show. They show a boy huddled in the cold rain of Tropical Storm Meari in Manila while in Minot, N.D., preparations are being made for inevitable flooding from the Souris River. Also water-related are shots of pedestrians in the rain in Beijing, divers recovering a Greek air force... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 22, 2011

Pictures in the News | June 22, 2011

Posted On: 8:07 p.m. | June 22, 2011

It's Wow Fest on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, an annual event that attracts thousands of people drawn by free lunches, haircuts, makeovers, hygiene kits and family portraits. In Istanbul, Turkish riot police stand guard during a protest as newly elected Kurdish lawmakers come under increasing pressure to boycott the country's parliament; in Greece, a group of activists walk more than... View Post»

Scenes from Wimbledon 2011

Scenes from Wimbledon 2011

Posted On: 10:59 a.m. | June 22, 2011

Photos from the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. The tournament runs until July 3. More coverage in our Sports section. View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 21, 2011
  • Asit Kumar / Agence France-Presse

Pictures in the News | June 21, 2011

Posted On: 10:03 a.m. | June 21, 2011

Today's highlights in our Pictures in the News gallery: A cyclist seems to ride on water as he passes a boat in a flooded lakeside park in Wuhan, China. In Russia, emergency workers and investigators search the wreckage of a crashed passenger jet near the city of Petrozavodsk. Today is the summer solstice as revelers observe the day at Stonehenge. And elsewhere in England, Andy Roddick takes... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 20, 2011

Pictures in the News | June 20, 2011

Posted On: 8:20 p.m. | June 20, 2011

A Soviet-era World War II tank painted pink is transported to the center of Prague as part of the Czech Republic's commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the departure of Soviet troops who invaded the country in 1968, then known as Czechoslovakia; it's opening day of the Paris Air Show at the city's Le Bourget airport; and wind turbines are assembled near Beijing as the Pew Charitable Trusts... View Post»

Southern California Moments Profiles: Shawn Nee
  • Shawn Nee

Southern California Moments Profiles: Shawn Nee

Posted On: 1:33 p.m. | June 20, 2011

Intense. "Like one punch in the face after another," in the words of one colleague. That's what one thinks when they look at many of Shawn Nee's images. His photographs of Hollywood show an aspect of the city that most tourists, and most Angelenos, would prefer to overlook. Unlike many street photographers who want to remain unnoticed and make candid images, the subjects in Nee's... View Post»

Clarence Clemons | 1942-2011
  • Richard E. Aaron / Redferns

Clarence Clemons | 1942-2011

Posted On: 6:35 p.m. | June 18, 2011

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, an indispensable part of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band both for his full-throttle tenor sax work and his larger-than-life onstage persona as “the Big Man,” died Saturday of complications from a stroke he suffered back on June 12. He was 69. View Post»


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