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Nov 21, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
On assignment for French daily newspaper Libération, Peter Van Agtmael photographed legendary American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Through the course of his career, the 87 year old musician has had a major influence on jazz giants like Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis, who was also a close friend. Davis said he admired Jamal’s “concept of space, his lightness... More...
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Nov 20, 2017
by Newsha Tavakolian
On the evening of November 12th a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border region resulting in 7,500 injuries and at least 500 fatalities. It’s the deadliest earthquake of 2017. The damage was especially high near the epicenter in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. 70,000 people lost their homes and have had to seek alternate shelter as temperatures in this mountainous region have been... More...
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Nov 20, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Charles Manson, murderer and leader of the infamous Manson Family, died Sunday November 19th at the age of 83. Convicted for nine murders in total, his most famous victim was Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of Roman Polanski.

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Nov 20, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
On November 16th it was announced that 210,000 gallons of oil has leaked from the Keystone Pipeline. This is the largest spill from the controversial pipeline to date.
Magnum photographers have been documenting opposition to the creation of the pipeline, notably Larry Towell who's made four trips to the region.

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Nov 20, 2017
by Carolyn Drake
At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter, queen, wolf, monster, and pixie.

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Nov 20, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
The 2017 UN Climate Change conference kicked off on November 6th in Bonn, Germany. Aimed at developing collaboration and cooperation between nations in upholding the landmark Paris Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions, the conference will focus on ways to accelerate the implementation of the agreement. The need for greater commitment amongst member nations is especially dire given that The United States,... More...
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Nov 20, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
The controversial President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest following the military's seizure of power. This action follows last week's decision by Mugabe to sack his Vice President and previously-assumed successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mugabe (93) has dominated Zimbabwean politics ever since the country gained independence from the UK in 1980 after a bloody liberation war.... More...
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