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Syrians pray at the metal gate where the head of Husayn (grandson of Muhammad) was displayed during Friday prayer at Omayad Mosque in #Damascus #Syria
McAllen, Texas. A group of women and two unaccompanied children are detained on a levee. Exhausted and hungry the group appeared relieved to be found. It turned out they had travelled from Guatemala and Honduras together. Part 1 of My film 'The Fence' comes out this coming Monday @msnbcphoto
Boarding the bus, sent to greet us, on the tarmac at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia
#AisholPan and her #GoldenEagle in action (#BayanUlgii , #Mongolia )
Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant Belt: A 65 year old woman Yumiko Aoki works at her rice field during a super hot day, in an extremely depopulating Oku-Izumo in Shimane, one of the nuke-plant prefectures in Japan. All of nuke power plant regions and nearby have faced the drastic depopulation, the shrinking of job market and the aging society. That was one of the biggest reasons nuke reactors were created in such areas, though after the 2011 Fukushima nuke power plant disaster, all reactors have been suspend for the operation. Yet, the Japanese government and many residents of the nuke power plant belt want to resume. #japan’s_nuclear_power_plant_belt #old_people #oku_izumo #depopulation #aging_society #shimane #japan #rural_area #countryside #handy_capped #iphonephotography #photodocumentary
One of a group of local coal miners searches a field of sunflowers near #Grabovo #ukraine for #mh17 airplane debris and human remains. #україни | Brendan Hoffman / @prime_collective for #gettyimagesnews
A doctor at work. Ifakara, Tanzania. What I really like the most in this photo is the mother's silent hand in the frame. What will we do without mothers? Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014).
Hundreds of demonstrators gather in DC's #MeridianHillPark aka #MalcolmXpark to honor, and hold a #momentOfSilence for, #MichaelBrown, the unarmed teenager recently killed by police in #Ferguson, MO, and all others affected by #policeBrutality. (photo by @jaheezus aka jahi chikwendiu/The Washington Post) #NMOS14
Feels nice to fly.#hipstamatic #mexicocity
"This is the first quiet day for Kiev's residents to come here. So we came to put flowers and pay respect to the people who died." —Olga, 26 years old, from Kiev "Today there is mourning" From my dispatch with viewfinder portraits from Maidan, Kiev on Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/24/today_there_is_mourning_kiev_protester_maidan Images made on an iPhone through my Bronica viewfinder. #kiev #ukraine #filmisnotdead #fujifilm #bronica #6x6 #portrait #photography #photojournalism @viiphoto
A platoon of female Shan State soldiers sit on the parade ground during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the founding of the Shan State. #army #soliders #shanstate #burma #panospictures Patrick Brown, Panos Pictures © 2014
Migrant workers develop a pistachio plantation outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014. With the promise of a hefty return investment groups develop large almond and #pistachio orchards amidst the historic California drought in the arid southern part of Central Valley. To irrigate this farm, a couple of 1000 ft deep wells costing roughly $500,000 each were setup on the land. The demand for new wells in the Valley has never been higher and as drilling companies operate at their maximum capacity the current waiting time takes about 8 months. #water #watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA
Home of the tent! Nomadic bride and groom at north-east of #iranFollowing
The delivery of aid to the survivors of last Friday's landslide disaster in Badakhshan Province caused clashes between villagers and police who fired warning shots to disperse the crowd yesterday. The mood is somewhat less tense today but distribution is still chaotic at best. Andrew Quilty / Oculi. 7.5.2014 #afghanistan #badakhshan #landslide #aid #emergency
The Pasture of The Fourth Horseman There is a slight, upward grade from the escape hatch of the Titan I nuclear missile base. Each of the 18 sites scattered throughout the interior of the U.S. are, essentially, perfect copies of one another. There are academic differences —the location of the septic ponds or how the concrete domes were formed —but a single, common schematic laid over the deceptively innocuous landmarks on the surface will decode the mystery of what lies underneath. More than a quarter mile of tunnels like this connect the silos to their various support structures like the deep tunnels of an apocalyptic ant pile. At the end of this tunnel, there is an enormous fuel terminal that serviced the sixteen story nuclear missile held in a deep silo just next to it. Each missile site contained three ICBMs that could be fired in sequences separated by about fifteen minutes. It took 47 seconds to open the silo lid and roughly two minutes to raise the missile sixteen stories to the surface. Before the site was salvaged, the walkway would have been covered with steel and the racks on either side would have linked the launch control room to the missile itself with hundreds of miles of cables. Perhaps it goes without saying, but its recitation somehow underscores the purpose of these facilities: there was no protocol for reloading a launched missile silo. These items were one-time-use-only.
At King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, most of the graves are freshly dug and unmarked. Esther George, a health worker who died of Ebola, had the only permanent nameplate in the whole area. Yesterday the crowded ebola section received 25 bodies. #onassignment for @wsjphotos in #Freetown #sierraleone covering #ebola
A #Palestinian #girl stands during a #rain storm while #walking through a neighbourhood #destroyed during the 50 day conflict between #Israel and #Hamas, in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of #Gaza #City on October 20, 2014. By Wissam Nassar @wissamgaza #wissamgaza #war #NYT
The dots and numbers painted on Kim Il Sung Square, and the street running through it, make up a complex guide grid used to orchestrate the mass gatherings and parades held here. I know ice photographed this same thing many times but I think it's interesting and revealing.
Ukraine & Belarus together! #ukraine #belarus #flag #flags #fire #onfire #барикади #barricades #грушевського #revolution #революція #євромайдан #euromaidan #kyiv #kiev #ukraine #night #kievblog #kiev_foto #kiev_ig #kiev_am #insta_kiev #insta_kyiv #insta_ukraine #kyivgram #kyivtype #kyiv_sky #kyiv_talk #kiev_foto #igerskiev #igukraine
mage from my series Politics in Black and White which is included in The Space Between curated by Henry Jacobson opening today at Center for Photography at Woodstock. Other artist include @postcardshome @echosight @tiny_collective @dannyghitis #hillary #clinton #2016 #politics #woodstock @cpwwpc #jonimitchell @markpetersonpixs
A homemade personal protection suit. This man brought his sick mother to the #Ebola clinic in #monrovia #liberia.
World Cup fever: a boy plays football at home in his small apartment, with Argentina's flag behind hanging from the balcony. Lots of flags were hung in houses and apartments in Buenos Aires. #fans #argentina #vamosargentina #brasil #brazil #worldcup #copadumundo #mundial #flag #kids #child #brasil2014 #brazil2014 #boy #futbol #futebol #football #soccer #phmuseum #buenosaires #passion #pasion #love #messi #torcida #hinchada #hinchas This photo is part of the #teamphotogs project, from @time and @phmuseum
Siti and her son Yong visits the grave of her first child, Haikal, who passed away due to a sudden illness. Siti was not aware that she was HIV positive and didn't take precaution to prevent passing on the virus to her baby. Siti has been undergoing Antiretroviral Therapy since then. As a result, Siti is healthy and although she is HIV positive, Yong is negative. At his last checkup Yong weighs 10.5kg and he will be celebrating his 1st birthday this month. I am continuing the 2nd chapter of my project documenting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Tanah Papua, collaborating with the Clinton Foundation on a campaign to lower stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS in the provinces.#againstallodds #papua #indonesia #HIV #AIDS #epidemic http://instagram.com/p/t3AO_FRw4A/
Goodbye Thingyan, catch ya next year! #myanmar #thingyan2014 #thingyan #asia #newyearhttp://instagram.com/p/m2f_B-w0bP/?modal=true
Project Mi Barrio Ð Nahuelito y su Abuelito. #Rumihuaico, #Ecuador, #projectmibarrio, #photojournalism, @runa_photos, @panospictures, @natgeo, @thephotosocietyhttp://instagram.com/p/vlcdGqrw44/?modal=true
Children play on "jackstones" or concrete structures made by foreign NGOs to serve as breakwater for storm surges in Hernani Eastern Samar. #Haiyan #Yolanda #OneYearAfterhttp://instagram.com/p/vIjQdNFrZs
Eritrean wedding in Haifa today. #israel #wedding #lovemypeople #haifa #bahaigarden #view #eritrea #stairshttp://instagram.com/p/ms35gPgjBI/?modal=true
Life moves on in Tacloban port, 6 months after #haiyan # Philipinnes @plansverigehttp://instagram.com/p/nhQKk9OXpD/?modal=true
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Exclusive: 29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014

Dec 16, 2014

As Instagram hit a milestone this month, with its number of monthly active users ballooning to 300 million, TIME, in association with the photo-sharing app, takes a look back at the key moments of 2014.

The selection of images, shared by some of Instagram's most popular and respected photographers, offers an intimate view of some of the defining events of the year: From the toll of war in Gaza to the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and from the border between Mexico and the U.S. all the way to Mongolia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

"Real moments are captured and posted on Instagram every single day, from Nana Kofi Acquah’s image of a Tanzanian doctor timing a baby’s labored breathing using his mobile phone, to Brendan Hoffman’s haunting first reactions upon arriving at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine," says Pamela Chen, Instagram's Editorial Director. "These are just a sampling of the powerful images shared by people around the world in 2014.”

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