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Photographer of the year: Goran Tomasevic

The Guardian's photo team have chosen Goran Tomasevic, of Reuters, as their agency photographer of the year. We look back over his work in 2013 including coverage of the conflict in Syria and the Westgate shopping centre attack in Kenya

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman | Colossal

<p>Tackling climate change or the documentation of extreme environments can be challenging endeavors for any artist, but for Brooklyn-based Zaria …

The Napkin Project: creativity, craft and dementia – in pictures

People from all over the country have been inspired to decorate napkins as part of a Bristol-based craft project to inspire those living with dementia.<p>The Napkin Project began when artist Deirdre Nelson was working with staff and residents at a dementia care home. She noticed how important fabric …

Africa’s Okavango Delta For Future Generations

The Okavango Delta is Africa’s last-remaining wetland wilderness. From the air this a vast patchwork mosaic of open floodplains, simmering lagoons, never-ending reed beds, waving impenetrable papyrus, meandering channels, and thousands upon thousands of green, palmed islands and tree-lines seem to …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Incredible Collection of Pictures from and Inspired by Alexander Payne's Film 'Nebraska'

Most of us brush off notices either on SMS or via email that we have won some kind of prize. These can range from winning a car to large cash …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

These Jaw-Dropping Custom Prosthetic Limbs Redefine Fashion

Being born without a limb or even losing one through accident or injury, use to severely hamper your mobility. But with the rapid technological …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust

8 Servings<p>Curry crust? Trust us: This lightly spiced crumb will win Best in Show. If you want to take it even further, add a teaspoon of toasted crushed cumin seeds, too.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>curry crumb crust<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>8 oz. vanilla wafer cookies<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 …

Storm warning: Hurricane-strength wind alerts extended to Midlands

Warnings of hurricane-strength winds have been extended to the entire southern half of the country after a shift in the path of a wild storm which forecasters have compared to the Great Storm of 1987.<p>In pictures: The Great Storm of 1987<p>Forecasters warned on Thursday that the most powerful storm in …

Weather

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

The violin thought to have been played by the Titanic’s bandmaster as the ship sank into the north Atlantic has been sold at auction for £900,000. More here: http://fw.to/iNGNJNV Photo: Bournemouth News

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

Peter Guy on Twitter: "Incredible image from last night's storm as lightning strikes Liverpool's Big Wheel: http://t.co/Zd2zTvdYkA http://t.co/PBgBLpGomn"

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Amazing photographs by the veteran photojournalist Don McCullin http://gu.com/p/3jk4g/fb

Flanders Soldiers - a picture from the past

Divers take part in Round Six of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World series in Wales

Battle for Stalingrad, 1942 - a picture from the past

First published on Fri 23 Aug 2013 11.20 EDT<p>This article is over <b>4 years old</b>

Then-and-Now Photos of New York City

NYC Grid is a website run by Paul Sahner that explores and documents New York neighborhoods, “street by street and block by block.” One of the …

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

These are paintings, yes paintings. The shading, the tone! All we can say is Damian Loeb, you are an exquisite master. 

These are paintings, yes paintings. The shading, the tone! All we can say is Damian Loeb, you are an exquisite master.<p>NSFW

Linder at Kestner Gesellschaft (Contemporary Art Daily)

The kestnergesellschaft is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition by Linder Sterling in Germany. The artist, known as »Linder«, is one of …