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The story behind the photo: A U.S. Marine salutes the flag in Iraq
  • Marine Sgt. Tisha L. Carter-Valrie / U.S. Marine Corps

The story behind the photo: A U.S. Marine salutes the flag in Iraq

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | March 20, 2013

As U.S. and allied forces advanced toward Baghdad 10 years ago, a military public affairs sergeant snapped a photograph of a Marine saluting the flag at sunset at a desert airfield in southern Iraq. Taken on April 3, 2003, it was one of many images released by the Marine Corps during the invasion that launched the Iraq war. Through the years, the image has been reproduced countless times. ... View Post»

Rockwell job fair
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Rockwell job fair

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | March 20, 2013

More than 100 interview tables are in the Rockwell International plant in El Segundo during the company's second Job Fair for former employees. View Post»

Baghdad in photos, then and now
  • Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press

Baghdad in photos, then and now

Posted On: 3:55 p.m. | March 19, 2013

To mark the 10-year anniversary of the war in Iraq, Associated Press photographer Maya Alleruzzo returned to Baghdad with printed photographs that she and colleagues had taken. Alleruzzo wrote this about the project: We went through the archive to look for iconic photos of landmarks in Iraq taken after the invasion. This was a long process: we have so many amazing images. In addition, the... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 19, 2013

Pictures in the News | March 19, 2013

Posted On: 1:17 p.m. | March 19, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: the LAPD investigates an officer-involved shooting in which a man was wounded in the Echo Park neighborhood; French police stand with guns drawn in front of a dental surgery office after a female dentist was shot dead by a 71-year-old patient; Pope Francis blesses a little girl in the crowd from the popemobile during his inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square... View Post»

Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis
  • Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis

Posted On: 8:35 a.m. | March 19, 2013

Before crowned heads, government leaders and masses of the faithful, Pope Francis formally took office Tuesday as head of the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony replete with pageantry and symbols from ancient Christendom. View Post»


The war in Iraq: How Times photographers covered the conflict

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | March 19, 2013

March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Staff photographer Carolyn Cole was on top of the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad as the air attack began in the middle of the night, engulfing government buildings along the Tigris River. Other Los Angeles Times photographers, including Rick Loomis, Don Bartletti, Robert Gauthier, Bryan Chan, Luis Sinco, Brian van der Brug and Wally... View Post»

Caught looking
  • Gil Cooper / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Caught looking

Posted On: 12:24 a.m. | March 19, 2013

Aug. 1969: Two boys stop to investigate an adult book store in Lennox. View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 18, 2013
  • NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | March 18, 2013

Posted On: 9:18 a.m. | March 18, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where the 28th L.A. Marathon was held early Sunday morning under a hazy sky, and with more than 20,000 runners participating. View Post»


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.


  • Jeff Amlotte
  • Don Bartletti
  • Liz O. Baylen
  • Mark Boster
  • Bob Chamberlin
  • Bryan Chan
  • Michael Robinson Chavez
  • Myung J. Chun
  • Jay L. Clendenin
  • Carolyn Cole
  • Anne Cusack
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Ricardo DeAratanha
  • Gina Ferazzi
  • Gary Friedman
  • Robert Gauthier
  • Lawrence K. Ho
  • Don Kelsen
  • Irfan Khan
  • Glenn Koenig
  • Robert Lachman
  • Rick Loomis
  • Kirk McKoy
  • Mel Melcon
  • Genaro Molina
  • Francine Orr
  • Allen J. Schaben
  • Al Seib
  • Luis Sinco
  • Wally Skalij
  • Brian van der Brug


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