Iran. Tehran. Weekend relaxation on Mount Alborz, far from the polluted city and the strict moral codes of the Islamic Republic. Like many Iranians, both men and women, the girl on the right has had plastic surgery on her nose.©Abbas / Magnum Photos
Afghanistan. Kabul. An American GI on a dawn patrol. ©Abbas / Magnum Photos
Two supporters of Mayor Andry Rajoelina shelter behind a container as police fire tear gas at the end of a rally in the main avenue. Antananarivo, February 16, 2009.
© Walter Astrada / Agence France-Presse
Supporters of Antananarivo Mayor Andry Rajoelina run from tear gas after a rally where police clashed with demonstrators. February 16, 2009. © Walter Astrada / Agence France-Presse.
After the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, children mourning outside his modest home in the suburb of Jamaran. Tehran, June 1989. © Alexandra Avakian / Contact Press Images.
Bethlehem, West Bank, March 1988. Palestinian protester fleeing as Israeli troops open fire. © Alexandra Avakian / Contact Press Images.
Pakistan, Rawalpindi, February 2008. Federal district bar association: lawyers meet before a rally. © Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri. City of Perpignan Young Reporters Award 2009.
Pakistan, Islamabad, February 2008. Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League.
© Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri. City of Perpignan Young Reporters Award 2009.
Posters of Ayatollah Khomeini appeared all over the city. Tehran, January 16, 1979. © David Burnett / Contact Press Images.
Near the university, a protester displaying the blood of the latest "martyr." Tehran, January 31, 1979. © David Burnett / Contact Press Images.
A Pakistani family in the streets of Peshawar. Every day the local community can feel the pressure increasing with stricter interpretation of Sharia law. North West Frontier Province, December 2007. © Sarah Caron / Polaris.
Wedding day for Aicha (15). She must appear before the guests, dressed in a heavily embroidered gown, wearing golden jewelry, and stand still for hours, her gaze lowered. Her veil is slipping and she is trying to hold it in place, without moving.
Bhaktapur, Nepal April 2008, 7a.m. Yadhu (4) making bricks. © Luca Catalano Gonzaga / Winner of the 2009 CARE International Award for Humanitarian Reportage
Civilians evacuating a casualty from the scene of an explosion in southern Beirut. November 1983, Lebanon. © Françoise Demulder.
Beirut, Lebanon, 1976. Karantina Massacre. World Press Photo, 1977. © Françoise Demulder.
Guatemala Ciudad. Santiago C. (15) was brought to the emergency room after being shot and died soon after in his fathers arms. He was said to be a Mara and was killed by a rival gang. © Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU.
Prison, Zone 18, Guatemala City, Sector 11. Happy (24), seen in the light well in his cell, is serving 15 years for murder. © Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU.
Minsk, Belarus, January 24, 2005. © Viktor Drachev / Agence France-Presse.
During an official celebration in honor of the State Flag and Emblem. Oktyabrskaya Square, Minsk, Belarus, May 11, 2008. © Viktor Drachev / Agence France-Presse.
Paul Zaul and a fan he met at the Fab Mab. Paul was my roommate and drummer for the Yanks, his latest band after SVT broke up when the lead guitarist ODed on heroin. The fan, Paul and I spent the whole weekend doing heroin. Stanley Greene / NOOR.
Nick Cave and the Bad seeds (Birthday Party). I- Beam, San Francisco, 1984, © Stanley Greene / NOOR.
Megan, Lauries eldest daughter, gets breakfast for herself while Laurie is at work. © Brenda Ann Kenneally, Canon Female Photojournalist Award. Presented by the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ - Association des Femmes Journalistes
Terry in her room at the YWCA in Troy, New York. © Brenda Ann Kenneally,Canon Female Photojournalist Award. Presented by the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ - Association des Femmes Journalistes)
Man and spider-Volkswagen. Palm Springs, California, 1993. © François Le Diascorn / Rapho Eyedea.
Portland, Oregon, 1973. © François Le Diascorn / Rapho Eyedea.
A shackled detainee being escorted away after his annual Administrative Review Board hearing (ARB). Guantanamo detention facility. 2006. © Brennan Linsley / AP Photo.
Early morning prayer at Camp 4, Guantanamo detention facility. 2008. © Brennan Linsley / AP Photo.
1994. A volcanic eruption destroyed the city of Rabaul. Fifteen years later, with only one-third of the population left, they have learnt to live in a permanent shower of ash. An average ashfall of one or two centimeters falls each day © Ulla Lohmann
Matupit Island. The local school has closed down and there is not much to do. The government wants to resettle the town of Rabaul, but the people ignore the order where would they go? © Ulla Lohmann
Shagani district where the Green Line runs through Mogadishu, dividing the city in half, has been totally destroyed and is now under the control of the warlord Muuse Suudi. No one lives here now, except for snipers. © Pascal Maitre
A patient severely burnt by gasoline. As there are no gas pumps, gasoline is sold in small plastic containers, causing many accidents. © Pascal Maitre / Cosmos for Geo.
Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 2007. Hazara schoolboys, mainly Shiites. © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos.
Old Delhi Railway Station, in an uncharacteristically quiet moment. 1983. © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos.
Women flee, after collecting personal belongings during a break in fighting in Kabaya near Rumangabo. Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 October 2008. © Dominic Nahr / il Public.
A group of Congolese government soldiers, in a pickup truck near Rugari, leave the frontline after successfully pushing CNDP rebels back for the day. DR Congo, October 26, 2008. © Dominic Nahr / il Public.
Mona Parsons and her son, Specialist Jeremy Hagy. Jeremy will be returning to his U.S. Army in Iraq after a brief leave. His wife and two children have been living with his mother during his deployment. M© Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images
At a motel, Elizabeth Bagley embraces her brother. Jose, chief of police of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, lost forty percent of his brain after a grenade exploded in his Humvee while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq on March 1, 2006. © Eugene Richard /Getty Im
December 2008. A topless dancer being questioned by soldiers during a check on nightclubs in Ciudad Juarez. © Jérôme Sessini / il Public pour Le Monde.
Two thousand anti-drug soldiers work in the marijuana-growing state of Sinaloa, finding the crops and destroying them. Near Culiacan, Mexico, February 26, 2009.
© Jérôme Sessini / il Public pour le Figaro Magazine.
They’d been campaigning separately all week. In the first few months of 2008 their private time seemed to consist of a few crossover moments. That morning I could tell they just loved being able to sit together. © 2008 Callie Shell.
Inaugural Moment. The Capitol, Washington, DC 2009. © 2009 Callie Shell / Aurora Photos (scroll down) Barack Obama waits in the wings to walk out and become the 44th President of the United States. Earlier in the week I asked him if he was nervous about his speech. He said "No, I have had it finished in my head for a while. This week is kind of like a wedding; you just got to get to the end."
I think he knew that his life would never be the same once he walked through the doors in front of him onto the stage and raised his right hand. But at the same time, you could tell he was ready to be president and just wanted to get to work.
Traffic officers. Hidden behind the mural, a traditional district is being demolished, Shanghai, 2007. © Boris Svartzman.
Returnees in a refugee camp, where there are no jobs, schools, roads, clinics or hospital. The war in Afghanistan has spread, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Most displaced people come to Kabul. © Zalmaï
Every day, thousands come back to Afghanistan, but with little or no assistance, they end up on the outskirts of the big cities struggling to survive. © Zalmaï.
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