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Jan 28, 2016
by Philip Jones Griffiths
On January 28th, 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. The event shocked the American public as many students were watching the live broadcast of the launch due to the presence of a civilian school teacher, Christa McAuliffe, on board the shuttle.
An investigation concluded that the explosion was caused by the failure of an o-ring seal on a rocket booster. It would be... More...
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Jan 19, 2016
by Magnum Photographers
US filmmaker David Lynch's celebrates his 70th birthday on January 20th, 2016. More...
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Jan 15, 2016
by Magnum Photographers
25 years since the start of the Gulf War. More...
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Jan 5, 2016
by Magnum Photographers
On the morning of January 7th, 2015 two gunmen claiming affiliation to Al-Qaeda's Yemini branch attacked the Paris office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 staff-members and a police officer. Hebdo had been targeted since the paper had ran cartoons of the prophet Muhammed, an act considered blasphemous by some conservative Muslim groups.
This attack was one of five that occurred... More...
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Dec 29, 2015
by Chris Steele-Perkins
‘Comfort Women’ was the term used to disguise the use of women as sex slaves to the Japanese military during the Pacific (Second World) War. It happened throughout the South Pacific region that Japan controlled, including Korea. Some of the Korean women have been particularly courageous and outspoken about what happened to them and have formed a group fighting for recognition of the crimes committed... More...
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Dec 28, 2015
by Susan Meiselas
Academy Award winning cinematographer, director and producer Haskell Wexler has passed away at the age of 93. Wexler gained notoriety in the 1960's, during which time he worked as cinematographer on acclaimed films such as "America, America" (1963), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and later on "Bound For Glory" (1976). Wexler also worked on documentary films... More...
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Dec 23, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
December 24th marks 150 years since the founding of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States. More...