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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Travel Photography ~ Think Outside The Postcard When Photographing Famous Landmarks

How many of you have found yourselves in front of an iconic landmark and felt discouraged because every possible shot had already been made by …

Photography

Digital Camera Maintenance and Care Tips

A digital camera is a sensitive device. As such, it needs to be cleaned and cared for so it will always be on optimum performance. Proper maintenance …

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes on Digital Cameras

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter …

Shutter Speed

Taking The Next Step In Your Photography

Besides deciding which camera or lens to buy, the other most often question I get asked is how one can take the next step in their photography career.<p>…

Reds' Resident Hero Todd Frazier Slams Home Run for Batboy Ted Kremer

Link to Media<p>Todd Frazier's home run in Thursday night's game was the greatest moment in sports history, according to bat boy Ted Kremer.<p>We are inclined to agree with him.<p>Cincinnati.com reports on a story that will force a smile from even the grouchiest of baseball fans. It seems Frazier's home run …

Sports History

Yu Darvish strikes out 10 for 10th time in short career

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An unbeatable combination for the Texas Rangers — another 10-strikeout game by Yu Darvish and finally a big inning for their hitters.<p>Darvish had his 10th career 10-strikeout game, in his 33rd start in the major leagues, and the Rangers had a six-run inning that doubled their …

Matt Harvey shines as Mets knock off Stephen Strasburg, Nationals

NEW YORK -- Even before Matt Harvey escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam to preserve a late lead, fans at Citi Field told Stephen Strasburg which …

The Boston manhunt from start to finish: how and where it played out

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon attack, has been apprehended alive after authorities pinned him down in a boat in the backyard of a Watertown, Massachusetts, home. A resident called police after discovering Dzhokhar in the boat and “covered with blood,” Boston police …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspects say their children were framed

The parents of two brothers police say planted bomb-filled backpacks in crowds watching the Boston Marathon and later engaged in a stunning firefight with police say their sons are being framed for the deadly blasts.<p>Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in the shootout with police Thursday. His younger …

The Culprits

In the midst of the Second World War, Joseph Stalin, seized by one of his historic fits of paranoia and cruelty, declared the Chechen people disloyal to the U.S.S.R. and banished them from their homeland in the northern Caucasus to Central Asia and the Siberian wastes. Tens of thousands of …

Boston reacts to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture - video

People cheer and clap on the streets of Boston after the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is captured on Friday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, …

Guns Along The River: A Late Night In Watertown

<b>WATERTOWN, Ma. — The last of</b> a long day's true absurdities came a little before nine on Friday night. Police cars of every description and size were piling back down Mt. Auburn Street and up towards the Massachusetts Turnpike, whence many of them would depart for dozens of other towns in and around …

Law Enforcement

Two brothers, two paths

<i>This story was written by Jenna Russell, Jenn Abelson, Patricia Wen, Michael Rezendes, and David Filipov of the Globe Staff.</i><p>The two young brothers …

Obama: 'We've closed an important chapter in this tragedy'

The nation has "closed an important chapter" in its response to a terrorist attack on Monday, President Barack Obama said Friday evening at the White House, capping what the president called a "tough week" that captured much of the nation's attention.<p>After a day of anxious waiting that played out …

Boston bombing suspect's Miranda warning put on hold for 'public safety exception'

Now that second Boston bombing suspect has been apprehended, there are still lots of unanswered questions swirling. One of them is whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights, which are designed to protect a suspect's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the US Constitution. The answer as …

Reddit and 4chan Working to ID Boston Bomber Using Available Photos

We reported yesterday that the FBI has issued an open call for photographs and videos that may help provide clues in the Boston Marathon bombing …

Photos of the Artful Decay of Baseballs

For every new season of Major League Baseball, more seasoned baseballs are retired after their last pitch. Photographer Don Hamerman took note of …

Baseball

Man Caught Trying to Sell Book of Boston Bombing Press Photographs on Amazon

The Boston Marathon bombing was a horrific event that took three lives and left more than 170 people injured; the idea that somebody would try to …

Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits special interrogation team after being captured alive in Watertown after dramatic end to huge manhunt

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is under armed guard tonight, as special interrogators prepare to question him if and when his …

Mo Farah shows solidarity with Boston Marathon victims ahead of London race - video

Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah sends his support to victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. Farah says he is looking forward to the London …