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Pictures of the Week 3.14.14

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Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.<p>Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: …

Intimate Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals in Captivity

It’s been a very news heavy couple of days, with much of the news being depressing or controversial at that. So if you need a break from all the …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Sensual Compositions of Bodies Intertwined by Katrin Freisager

Zurich-based photographer Katrin Freisager’s nine Untitled images from a 2002 series of the same name are evocative, mysterious, and intimate, …

Photo highlights of the day

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

MAGICAL MULTIPLE ORGASMS

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …