Photo Essay

Photo Essay

Anarchy in the PRC

Overnight megacities, packed freeways, smoggy skies, and angsty rockers in tight leather pants. Photographer Matthew Niederhauser documents the other side of China’s urban boom.

Matthew Niederhauser, Christina Larson |

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

The new year has greeted many parts of the world with a freezing Arctic blast. Some have endured frustrating transportation delays, while others have been chilling out, enjoying the surrounding winter wonderland.

Preeti Aroon |

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Afghanistan 2009: A Year in Photos

Images from the most-talked about place of 2009.

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The Year in Berlusconi Gaffes

Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, is his known for his love of the ladies, propensity for offensive comments, and occasional run-ins with the law. Here's 2009, a banner year, in Berlusconi blunders.

Bobby Pierce |

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There Will Be Blood

The religious and political significance of Ashura.

David Kenner |

Photo Essay

The Decade's Noughtiest Photos

With the first decade of the 21st century coming to a close, it's time to check out the noughty years in photos.

Jordana Timerman |

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To Bow or Not to Bow?

A history of American prostration.

Joshua Keating |

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Karzai's Cronies

Meet the unsavory characters surrounding the Afghan president and his new government.

Jordana Timerman |

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What Karadzic Did to Bosnia

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial, but whatever the outcome, the pain of war will remain.

Jordana Timerman |

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Planet Slum

Norwegian photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen spent six weeks living in the slums of Nairobi, then Caracas, Mumbai, and Jakarta. His remarkable panoramic images take us inside slum families' lives, revealing the profound human impulse to fashion not only shelter but a home.

Jonas Bendiksen |

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Falling Like It's 1989

Maybe history didn't end in 1989, but the world would certainly never be the same. From Berlin, to Beijing, to Burma, here are some of the most memorable images from a "year of miracles." Part of an FP series, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Jordana Timerman |

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Oh, the Places He's Been

One year after his election, a look back at Barack Obama's travels to 15 foreign countries.

Joshua Keating |

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No Place to Hide

Refugees fleeing the carnage of Mogadishu find new dangers in Somalia's supposedly safer north.

Bobby Pierce |

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Bolivia's Lithium-Powered Future

What the global battery boom means for the future of South America's poorest country.

Joshua Keating |

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A Third Intifada?

Contention over the disputed Al-Aqsa mosque and Temple Mount site have once again unleashed violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Could a third intifada erupt?

Bobby Pierce |

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Edward Burtynsky's Oil

A decade of photographs exploring the impact of oil from the acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The collection will be on display at Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery through Dec. 13.

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Europe's Lactose Intolerance

Dairy farmers in Europe are having a cow over low milk prices and have taken themselves -- and their bovines -- to the streets.

Bobby Pierce |

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Let the Red Times Roll

Beijing has spared no expense to ensure that the military parade and mass pageant planned for October 1 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China are both spectacular and free from security snafus.

Christina Larson |

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China Turns 60

Thursday, October 1, 2009, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. While the country gears up to celebrate, FP looks back on six decades in the world's oldest continuously red state.

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Inside The Digital Dump

Photos by Natalie Behring

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Vova and Dima 4eva?

Does Russia's tandem still get along?

Joshua Keating |

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Revenge of the Rivers

A summer of severe storms has left much of the world underwater.

Michael Wilkerson |

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Back to School with Swine Flu

Students are going back to school in many parts of the world, but this school year, there's something new to worry about in addition to grades and exams: swine flu.

Michael Wilkerson |

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Fasting and Feasting During Ramadan

Muslims everywhere are observing a holy month of fasting and feasts, a time of religious reflection shared with family and friends.

Michael Wilkerson |

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Scenes from the Violent Twilight of Oil

Oil may be making its long goodbye, but twilight or not, the Oil Age still defines our world.

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Voting Day in Afghanistan

Despite the milestone achievement of those Afghans who voted in the recent election, the country still has a long war ahead.

Michael Wilkerson |

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Hillary in Africa

Three weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to the region for a sweeping, 11-day, seven-country tour. What both dignitaries shared, besides rock star-worthy receptions, was a rhetoric urging political reform, extolling good governance, and affirming Africa's "promise."

Aditi Nangia |

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Afghanistan’s Long War

With presidential elections approaching and a wave of U.S. troops who entered last month, Afghanistan has been struggling to establish itself as a stable state. The war that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has dragged on, and the only thing certain is that there's still a long road ahead.

Brian Fung |

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A Whale of a Controversy

Japan's dolphin-hunting industry gets skewered in The Cove, a just-released documentary by director Louie Psihoyos. But after this year's setbacks at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting, dolphins aren't the only marine mammals that are in trouble.

Brian Fung |

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The Obamans Abroad

While U.S. President Barack Obama stayed in Washington to work on domestic issues, Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarked on separate overseas tours. From Tblisi to Thailand, the two drew large crowds, crossed swords with a few enemies, and made one or two slip-ups as well.

James Downie |