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See ‘Father of Singapore’ Lee Kuan Yew’s Life in Pictures

Key moments from the longest-serving Prime Minister in world history

Few leaders can claim as great an influence on a country as Lee Kuan Yew can on Singapore. The 91-year-old is considered the founding father of the small Southeast Asian nation, having led it from a colonial trading post into a regional and global financial powerhouse.

Born in Singapore in September 1923, Lee graduated with a law degree from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, but returned to his native country in 1950 despite being admitted to the English bar. He became Singapore’s first Prime Minister in 1959, a position he held until 1990 — making him the longest-serving Prime Minister in global history.

During that time, he guided the country out of British colonial rule and through a union with Malaysia, which Singapore broke away from in 1965, to become fully independent.

Lee became Minister Mentor of Singapore in 2004, a position created by his eldest son, third and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Here’s a look at Lee Kuan Yew’s life, in pictures.

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See the 20 Most Successful Romantic Comedies

Pretty Woman is turning 25, take a look back at which romantic comedies made the most at the box office

All domestic box office grosses are according to Box Office Mojo.

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Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in 5 Seconds

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If you weren't in the Faroe Islands to see it, catch the time lapse here

People in a small swath of Europe were treated to a total solar eclipse early Friday morning as the moon aligned to fully block the sun from their vantage point on Earth.

The European Space Agency published images of the eclipse recorded by a small Proba-2 satellite.

Americans haven’t seen a total solar eclipse since 1979, and certain states will see the next one on Aug. 21, 2017.

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See the Best Solar Eclipse Pictures

Friday's total solar eclipse plunged parts of the world into darkness, as many marveled at the rare sight


TIME Selects the Most Striking Photograph of the Week

Published each week in TIME magazine

Each week, TIME LightBox presents one news photograph selected from among the thousands shared on the news wires. Published in the magazine, these images, now featured in this gallery, offer a close look at the world’s most impactful events — from the dramatic Germanwings plane crash in France to the commemorative march in Selma, Ala.

LightBox is also published on TIME’s iPad edition with additional content.

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, an Associate Photo Editor at TIME. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.


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Brown—AFP/Getty Images; de Blasio; Andrew Burton—Getty Images; de Kirchner: Juan Mabromata—AFP/Getty Images; Dimon: Jason Reed—Reuters/Corbis; DuVernay: Jason Merritt—Getty Images; Drake: Jason Merritt—Getty Images; el-Sisi: Maxim Shemetov—EPA/Corbis; Erdogan: Sean Gallup—Getty Images; Fallon: Douglas Gorenstein—NBC/Getty Images; Fauci: Alex Wong—Getty Images; Fiorina: Nicholas Kamm—AFP/Getty Images; Francis: Franco Origlia—Getty Images; Frieden: Brian Cahn—ZUMA Press; Gaga: Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images; Ghani: Dan Kitwood—Getty Images; Ginsburg: Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg/Getty Images; Goodell: Leon Halip—Getty Images; Grande: Jon Kopaloff—FilmMagic/Getty Images; H. Green: Imeh Akpanudosen—Getty Images; J. 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Crimea Celebrates Its First Anniversary Of Annexation By Russia

The international community has piled sanctions on Russia in the 12 months since it annexed Crimea — but the people of Sevastopol don't seem to mind as they mark the day

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Discover the Winners of the First Istanbul Photo Awards

The Photo Of The Year award goes to Daniel Berehulak

The Turkish-based Anadolu news agency has announced the winners of the first annual Istanbul Photo Awards.

Daniel Berehulak’s photograph of an eight-year old Ebola victim being carried to a treatment center shortly before his death in Liberia won the top prize, with a jury of nine professional photo editors and photographers finding that this poignant scene underscored the essential power of photojournalism as a relatable form of communication across the globe.

In total, 11 photographers from seven countries received prizes in four categories. The First Place Prize for News Single went to Jerome Sessini for his heart-wrenching photograph of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines MH-17 crash lying in a pastoral wheat field in Eastern Ukraine.

The Second Place Prize went to Turkish photographer Bulent Kilic who captured two Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters nearly engulfed by a fireball after U.S. airstrikes hit their position in the Syrian town of Kobani, directly across the Turkish border. Third Prize went to Fernando Morales for his surreal photograph of a boy receiving treatment for Internet and gaming addiction at a facility in China.

At the conclusion of the deliberations, jury members remarked that these unforgettable images are lasting reminders of the most important news stories of the last year and will remain relevant for years to come: a horrific disease which ravaged Western Africa; a civilian aircraft unwittingly thrust into the Ukrainian conflict, marking a turning point in that war; a retaliation against the threat of ISIS whose horrific acts of aggression shocked the world; and finally, the wholly modern affliction of Internet addiction—a symbol of our escapist compulsions.

Ahmet Sell, the Visual News Editor-in-Chief of the Anadolou Agency, has ambitious goals for the future of photojournalism – both stills and video – at the news agency, and he sees the Istanbul Photo Awards as an important part of that mission. Moving forward, he hopes to bring attention to stories and photographers, most especially in the Middle East.

“There is a strong visual culture in Turkey [and yet] in this region there isn’t another photo competition,” he says. This year, for the first edition of the awards, more than 12,000 photographs from 100 countries were submitted.

Judges this year included French photographers Patrick Chauvel and Guillaume Herbault, Michel Scotto of Agence France-Presse, Turkish photojournalist Firat Caglayan, and TIME’s International Photo Editor Alice Gabriner among others.

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