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30 of the Most Iconic and Influential Photos of All Time Colorized

View from the Window at Le Gras by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826.<br>Getty Images<p>1 of 60<p>From Gordon Parks' defining American Gothic to Frank Powolvy's …

The Ruins of Ypres, 22 December 1916. Source:

Ruins of the Cathedral at Ypres, 22 December 1916. A once-thriving city reduced to mere rubble, a 700-year-old cathedral barely left standing. Pictured: This was all that remained of the Belgian town of Ypres in March 1919 after fierce fighting during World War One reduced it to mere rubble The strategically important Belgian city of Ypres, which stood in the way of Germany's planned sweep into France from the North, bore the brunt of the onslaught. At its height, the city was a prosperous centre of trade in the cloth industry known throughout the world. After the war, it was unrecognisable. Source:

The Best Space Photos of 2016

London at midnight, Jan. 30, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 32<p>2016 was a year full of new discoveries and beautiful imagery coming from our universe. We …

Betty Grable Was Famous For Her Legs. Here’s What She Thought About That

Caption from LIFE. The legs at work on the set. They are clad in this costume in Betty's latest screen appearance, Coney<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Walter …

The race to the South Pole

On December 14, 1911, a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen became the first explorers to reach the South Pole. A British team arrived 34 days later, only to find out it was second.

John Glenn, First US Astronaut to Orbit Earth, Has Died at 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and, later, the oldest human to leave the planet, died on December 8, 2016. He was 95 years old.<p>In …

Space Exploration

Wire Photographer of 2016: Mohammed Badra

Mohammed Badra Is TIME’s Pick for<br>Wire Photographer of 2016<p>By ANDREW KATZ<p>Wire photographers often make their name covering many stories over the …

2016: The Year in Photos, September–December

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2016. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): the U.S. presidential election; continued wars in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen; a new view of …

Hillary Clinton

2016: The Year in Photos, May-August

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2016. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U.S. Republican and Democratic …

Summer Olympics

2016: The Year in Photos, January-April

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2016. Among the events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year): earthquakes in Ecuador and Taiwan, the passing of entertainers David Bowie and Prince, a …

David Bowie

From 1977 to 2001, photographer Richard Sandler regularly walked the streets of New York and Boston, capturing all that the streets had to offer


The Attack on Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later (PHOTOS)

Horror<p>12.07.16 1:00 AM ET<p>U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Reuters

Pearl Harbor

Asquith Visiting the Front during the Battle of the Somme. Pictured: Mr Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister of the Liberal Government 1908-1915 and of the Coalition Government until 1916, watches a squadron of aeroplanes returning to RFC Headquarters at Frevillers. With him is General Hugh Trenchard who was considered to be the Father of the Independent Air Force. Royal Flying Corps Headquarters at Franvillers, 7 August 1916. After hearing of Asquiths fall,General Haig expressed some sympathy but hoped for better direction with Lloyd George at the helm. "I am personally very sorry for poor old squiff has had a hard time and even when ‘exhilarated’ seems to have had more capacity and brain power than any of the others. However, I expect more action and less talk is needed now.” Sources: Douglas Haig: Diaries and Letters 1914-1918 By Gary Sheffield, John Bourne

Top 25 News Photos of 2016

The past 12 months have been an eventful time for news stories, from the unpredictable and tumultuous U.S. presidential election, to continued war and terror in the Middle East and refugees fleeing to Europe, to a historic World Series win for the Chicago Cubs, ongoing protests demanding racial …

Middle East

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II

National Geographic Magazine’s annual photo contest is still under way, but the deadline for submissions is coming up on Friday. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands. The kind folks at National Geographic were once more kind enough to let me choose …


It Wasn’t Just the South: Little-Known Scenes of Unrest ‘North of Dixie’ (Photos)

UGLY ALL OVER<p>In his new compilation of rare and never-before-seen images, Mark Speltz documents the violent climate of hate activists confronted in …

Library of Congress

The Beginning of the Battle for Mosul

Thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish troops, supported by the United States, France, and Britain, are now in the early stages of a massive operation to retake the Iraq's second largest city of Mosul from ISIS militants. Advancing on multiple fronts, the Iraqi assault has so far recaptured numerous …


Photos of the Week: 10/8–10/14

Cuddling with a Kodiak bear, a presidential fist-bump with a robotic arm, continued Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, the North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine, mourning Thailand's King Bhumibol, continued flooding in North Carolina, an African penguin release, and much more.


20 Photos Show What 'Beauty' Looks Like Around The World

A photographer traveled the world to ask women how they define "beautiful."<p>One woman is going around the world in an effort to challenge unrealistic beauty standards.<p>After three years of working as a fashion photographer, Sara Melotti began to feel like she was contributing to the damaging and …

Photos of the Week: 9/17-9/23

Ornithologists in the Czech Republic, a volcanic eruption in Costa Rica, protests in Charlotte, Oktoberfest in Munich, an elephant demolition crew in India, historic re-enactments in Poland and Australia, and much more.

Costa Rica

Photos of the Week: 8/27-9/2

The first day of school in France, the ‘taking of Caracas’ in Venezuela, a murder re-enactment in Bali, the Notting Hill carnival in London, Mark Zuckerberg meets the Pope, a Bavarian ox race, an annular solar eclipse above La Reunion, and much more.


The Liquid Mountains of Lake Erie

<i>These wild, majestic lakescapes were selected as a finalist in the Open category of the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors' picks and student spotlight award winners.</i><p>I chose to focus on Lake Erie at a time of year when the Great …

Photos of the Week: 7/23-7/29

Sledding in Saudi Arabia, hyperrealist sculptures in Spain, a 12-meter-tall puppet in England, the Democratic National Convention, snowfall in South Africa, Pope Francis visits Auschwitz, Pokemon Go in Syria, and much more.

Democratic National Convention

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Photos of the Week 7/9 - 7/15

Black Lives Matter in Baton Rouge, a dog surfs in Croatia, a hot air balloon glides over Australia, Serena Williams triumphs, a deadly truck attack in Nice, a new view of Jupiter, and much more.

Baton Rouge

Pictures of the Week 7.14.16

World Records

South Africans Fight for Delville Wood Allied forces manning trenches in the remnants of Delville Wood. July 15 1916, Delville Wood–The successes yesterday along Bazentin Ridge had proven difficult to exploit. One difficulty was that the advance that they made now left a distinct right angle in their line around Delville Wood; any further advances might exacerbate this, and in the meantime, the area was exposed to German artillery fire from multiple sides. To shore up the area, the South African Brigade was ordered to capture the wood “at all costs” on July 15. Private Hugh Mallett recalled: We arrived at the edge of the wood at about dawn, everybody on tenterhooks and just as the last man got in old Fritz opened fire with big and little guns, rifle and machine-gun fire. What a time we had! Our men were getting rolled over like ninepins, but on went the boys and by 8.30 we had accomplished our task. We gave old Fritz the time of his life. I took a slow and steady aim and made every shot tell. My only regret was that I did not get my bayonet into him. Later there was a lull and it was during this lull that I was hit…old Fritz sent a huge shell right in front of our trench. One of the splinters of the shell landed me on the right cheek…it made a nasty hole. I did not wish to leave, but I was told to take another wounded man to safety. We were shelled all the way to the dressing station…on my way through the wood I saw many of our brave lads dead. Although the South Africans had taken the wood, they were now subject to shelling and counterattacks from three sides. Ammunition ran short, and casualties mounted. That night, Lt. Owen Thomas reported the next morning: The enemy continued shelling the wood very heavily all last night, inflicting many casualties. The Vickers machine gun has been put out of action and the gun withdrawn. Nothing has been heard or seen of the 3rd Division. I was given to understand that they were attacking at dawn. My company has been so depleted, and the remaining few are now so exhausted that I do not consider we could put up an effective resistance if the enemy were to attack. For the next three days, the Germans continued incessant shelling and sniping. On July 18, 20,000 shells fell on the square mile of ground. Lt. Thomas again reported late on the 18th: I am now the only officer left in A Coy. One Lewis Gun crew have been blown up. Can you send another crew? I have wounded men lying all along my front & have no stretchers left, and they are dying for want of treatment, my field dressings being all used up. Can you obtain stretcher bearers? Urgent. I consider the position is now untenable, and have had my breastworks all blown in. It is impossible to spare men to take wounded away, and my front is now very lightly held with many gaps. To save the balance of men it will be necessary to withdraw. Most of the men here are suffering from shell shock and I do not consider we are fit to hold the position in the event of an enemy attack. Lt. Thomas was wounded soon afterwards; most of the South Africans were overrun the next day. They suffered over 75% casualties in the course of the four days in the wood. Sources include: Robin Prior & Trevor Wilson, The Somme; Peter Hart, The Somme.