Crew members around an aircraft aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, in the Persian Gulf, Dec. 8, 2014.
The New York Times: A Desert War on ISIS, Fought From a Floating CityCrew members around an aircraft aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, in the Persian Gulf, Dec. 8, 2014.Tyler Hicks—The New York Times/Redux
Crew members around an aircraft aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, in the Persian Gulf, Dec. 8, 2014.
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Somali's wave their mobile phones doing what is known among locals as 'Catching,' in an attempt to catch or pickup the mobile phone tower in neighboring Somalia as they stand on Khorley Beach, also called Dead Water Beach, in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2013. As a means to stay in contact with their family and friends back home, one purchases a Somalia SIMM card from the black-market in Djibouti City, placing the SIMM in mobile phone and swinging about the phone in specific areas where a signal might be caught. The best time to catch the signals are at night. Djibouti City to the border of Somalia where the nearest Somali cell tower is located is only roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of the capital of Djibouti.555
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Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Tyler Hicks' work aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, one of the launch pads of the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). More than a dozen warplanes take off from the carrier every day for missions over Iraq and Syria. The five-acre ship, with a crew of more than 5,000, has long played a role in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism. Some of the first air strikes of the Afghan war in 2001 were made by jets that took off from the Vinson, and it was on that same ship that, in 2011, Navy SEALs brought Osama bin Laden's body after a raid in Pakistan, and buried it at sea. Hicks' photographs offer an intriguing look at this massive symbol of American military power in the Middle East.

Tyler Hicks: A Desert War on ISIS, Fought From a Floating City (The New York Times)

Kirsten Luce: Documenting Immigration From Both Sides of the Border (TIME LightBox) Powerful photographs of migrants trying to enter the U.S. and the border patrols trying to catch them.

Robin Hammond: Lagos Portraits (National Geographic) Compelling portraits of Lagosians presented alongside their take on the city.

The Year in Pictures: 2014 (NBC News)

John Stanmeyer (Vogue Italy) Insightful interview with the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 winner.

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