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Pictures in the News | Jan. 3, 2013
  • Jessica Hill / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Jan. 3, 2013

Posted On: 10:38 a.m. | January 3, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the news; A school bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting; Rescuers hold on to a passenger from a ferry that experienced difficulty docking at a port following strong waves as tropical depression Auring hit in Dumaguete... View Post»

Voices from home
  • Los Angeles Times

Voices from home

Posted On: 12:28 a.m. | January 3, 2013

Mrs. Gordon Hoppe and daughter Claire Louise in front of microphone record message for shipment to Chief Machinist's Mate Gordon Hoppe with the Pacific Fleet. View Post»

Afghan recruits

Afghanistan’s National Army recruits train to fight the Taliban

Posted On: 3:33 p.m. | January 2, 2013

Rahmatullah, an illiterate young man with a wispy beard and remnants of teenage acne, may represent the last, best hope for Afghanistan’s national army. Wearing an old Russian-style helmet and firing an American M-16 automatic rifle, he squinted as his hissing rounds found their target on a firing range at the national training academy. At his elbow was his first cousin Azizullah, a... View Post»

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»

Inside the ‘perversion files’

Inside the ‘perversion files’

Posted On: 9:15 a.m. | January 2, 2013

The Los Angeles Times has reviewed nearly 1,900 confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on employees and volunteers accused of sexual abuse. The review revealed many instances in which problems were not promptly recognized and abuse suspects were not held to account — and scouts were harmed as a result. 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»


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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