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The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

How to Tether to Lightroom Wirelessly

On my last corporate photoshoot, I was taking headshots in a small conference room cluttered with a large table and chairs. I wanted to give my …

Don't be fooled by the 60 Minutes report on the NSA

Tonight's episode of <i>60 Minutes</i>featured what CBS promised was an unusual inside look at the secretive National Security Agency, but instead offered a routine look at the agency's propaganda with no critical voices. Opening with the disclosure that CBS correspondent John Miller formerly worked in the …

500px Blog

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photography

Hair Raisers: At-Home Treatments

Take the health of your hair up a notch with these natural recipes that promise to transform your tresses.<p><b>SUPERCHARGE COLOR</b> Regardless of shade, when it comes to your hair's hue, the goal is always the same—keep it bright and fresh like you just stepped out of the salon. "Apple cider vinegar …

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Australia

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Big milestone: U.S. producing more oil than it imports

The United States still imports 35% of the petroleum it uses, but its oil production is on the rise while its consumption is falling.<p>The United States tiptoed closer to energy independence last month when — for the first time in nearly two decades — it produced more crude oil than it imported, …

Associated Press News

Florida city orders residents to remove 'God Bless America' signs

Residents of a Florida city who have had "God Bless America" signs posted on their front lawns for months have been ordered by local officials to remove them.<p>MyFoxTampaBay.com reports that the First Baptist Church of Bartow distributed some 300 signs to residents following a Fourth of July …

University Of Texas Conservative Students Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin held a bake sale on campus last week, charging different prices for brownies based on the customer's race. The group said it wanted to show why affirmative action is a terrible policy.<p>The affirmative action bake sale, held Sept. …

Egyptian Nationalism Unites Christians And Muslims As Political Turmoil Continues

CAIRO (RNS) After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag.<p>The country is in the midst of a swell of nationalism that began during the revolution in 2011 and intensified when citizens took to the streets in June of …

Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.<p>Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by …

As U.S. struggles with health reform, the Amish go their own way

The debate over U.S. healthcare reform that has gripped the nation and led to a government shutdown is of small concern in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country for a very simple reason.<p>Along with eschewing cars and many other modern technologies, the descendants of 18th-Century German immigrants who …

Congo's Conflict Minerals Fund Rebels' Brutal War, Use Of Child Soldiers In Sub-Saharan Africa (PHOTOS)

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood.<p>You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at the heart of violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. In the October issue of National Geographic, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Marcus …

Antonin Scalia Doesn't Care What History Says About Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a wide-ranging interview to <i>New York</i> magazine, covering …

Binyamin Netanyahu: occupation is not cause of conflict

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has said there will never be peace with the Palestinians until they recognise Israel as a Jewish state, and has dismissed Israel's military occupation of Palestinian land and the growth of Israeli settlements as the root cause of the conflict.<p>In an …

North Korea's luxury ski resort opens for business

The secretary general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme …

Catastrophic Disasters Recreated as Layered Sculptures

Israeli artist Eyal Gever explores catastrophic events through his art. In his pieces known simply as <i>Nuclear Bomb</i> and <i>Large Scale Smoke</i>, he fabricates the fiery mushroom cloud that forms from an atomic explosion and the suffocating carbon and debris that billows from a volcanic eruption, …

Sculpture

Simple Tips to Create Levitation Photography with Snapheal

Photographers make magic happen using a wide range of interesting techniques. Some popular wizardry now being spread around is levitation …

Tutorials

Bangstyle Seeks To Establish Itself As Go-To Image Platform For Hairstyling Industry

When Bangstyle, the image-based site devoted to hair styling, came onto the scene in 2011, it hoped to fill a hole in online platforms for professionals and styling enthusiasts. As the company releases the third iteration of its app next week, it marks two years of working to solidify itself as an …

Landscape Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom: Start to Finish

This week, Adobe released Lightroom 5, which adds even more sophisticated editing tools to its repertoire. Photographers who have already been using …