The New Normal: Ordinary men and women take up arms in Kiev

(Photos: Jean-Marc Caimi/Redux)

Amid the strife in Ukraine, ordinary men and women are taking up arms - and to the streets. Their stories are told here in a powerful new photo essay.

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"Dignified" picture of migrants claims World Press Photo prize

(Photo: John Stanmeyer / VII for National Geographic via AP)

A picture of African migrants standing on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their glimmering phones held aloft to catch a weak signal, won the World Press Photo prize on Friday for American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII photo agency.

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Then and now: Rephotography shows Iraqi sites 10 years after Saddam

(Photo: Maya Alleruzzo / AP)

This Wednesday, March 13, 2013, photo shows a general view of Firdous Square at the site of an Associated Press photograph taken by Jerome Delay as the statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down by U.S. forces and Iraqis on April 9, 2003. Ten years ago on live television, U.S. Marines memorably hauled down a Soviet-style statue of Saddam, symbolically ending his rule. Today, that pedestal in central Baghdad stands empty. Bent iron beams sprout from the top, and posters of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in military fatigues are pasted on the sides.

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A year in view: Your favorite 2012 pictures

(Photo: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

From bugs to blackouts, from Sandy to Syria, see the images that readers chose as their favorite pictures from the past year.

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The battle for Aleppo: My 18 days with the Syrian rebels

(Photo: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

Goran Tomasevic, Reuters — Of course I wanted to go to Syria. When a big story like this breaks, I believe my job is to go there and produce pictures. I gave up going to cover the Olympics. It was two days before my trip to London and I changed my ticket and went to Syria instead. 

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