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Monitor photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman captured photos of Afghanistan today, for the album Inside Afghanistan: Remnants of America’s longest war, part of this week’s cover story, US legacy in Afghanistan: What 11 years of war has accomplished.

Photo 1: Muhammad Nasser repairs shoes in his tiny shop. He works every day to support his mother, his wife, and three children. He makes 150 to 200 afghani a day – about $3 to $4.

Photo 2: A shoe store in an upscale mall sells goods from overseas, like Clarks shoes.


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Biplane on a roof in Manhatten
Random photo by Reuters’ photographer Lucas Jackson

Biplane on a roof in Manhatten

Random photo by Reuters’ photographer Lucas Jackson

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This Day in History: On Aug 18, 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified allowing women the right to vote.
Pictured Above: The British feminist, seen here in 1905, co-founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, the U.K.’s leading suffragette organization, in 1903.
Girl power y’all — Civil Rights: Beyond Black & White

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This Day in History: On Aug 18, 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified allowing women the right to vote.

Pictured Above: The British feminist, seen here in 1905, co-founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, the U.K.’s leading suffragette organization, in 1903.

Girl power y’all Civil Rights: Beyond Black & White

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In honor of today’s launch of Atlantis, here’s a gallery featuring photographer Hunter Freeman’s photo essay on what the astronauts can expect when they get home. 
PHOTO: You look good in white, said the pigeon, between bites, to the astronaut. Courtesy Hunter Freeman, Copyright 2011.

In honor of today’s launch of Atlantis, here’s a gallery featuring photographer Hunter Freeman’s photo essay on what the astronauts can expect when they get home. 

PHOTO: You look good in white, said the pigeon, between bites, to the astronaut. Courtesy Hunter Freeman, Copyright 2011.

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"As a writer, I go to dangerous places, but usually limit my time at the front lines. In Libya, I went up to the fighting to have a sniff from time to time, but high-tailed it whenever mortar fire threatened to get in range. For the photographers, the luxury of piecing together what happened by visiting hospitals and interviewing survivors just isn’t there. Every time I pulled back from the fighting in towns like Ras Lanuf, Brega, and Ajdabiya in eastern Libya, there were photographers in my rear-view mirror."

— Dan Murphy, Monitor world news reporter.

From the Backchannels blog - Hetherington, Hondros, and the risks journalists take

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Baby Stevenson: a beautiful name, a loving family, and a heartbreaking story.  A MONITOR photographer experiences Haiti’s recovery on a personal level.

Baby Stevenson: a beautiful name, a loving family, and a heartbreaking story. A MONITOR photographer experiences Haiti’s recovery on a personal level.

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Peaceable kingdom - orphaned deer & baby bobcat became friends after a forest fire in California. An animal friends gallery on CSMonitor.com

Peaceable kingdom - orphaned deer & baby bobcat became friends after a forest fire in California. An animal friends gallery on CSMonitor.com

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Sent to us today by one of our Facebook Fans. Abdo Masoud reports:

I am part of a citizen network that is exchanging information about the situation in Egypt. Pictures are coming in from citizens using their cell phone cameras and sending them to the network. I help pass those along and make as much noise as possible to get the world’s attention to the situation. I can continue to post things on your page as i get them. Things are pretty bad right now in Suez where people started shooting back at the police that was using live ammo on them, also in North Sinai there are reports of Bedouins using RPG’s and heavy weapons against the government.

Sent to us today by one of our Facebook Fans. Abdo Masoud reports:

I am part of a citizen network that is exchanging information about the situation in Egypt. Pictures are coming in from citizens using their cell phone cameras and sending them to the network. I help pass those along and make as much noise as possible to get the world’s attention to the situation. I can continue to post things on your page as i get them. Things are pretty bad right now in Suez where people started shooting back at the police that was using live ammo on them, also in North Sinai there are reports of Bedouins using RPG’s and heavy weapons against the government.

(Source: csmonitor.com)

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This Day in History - October 22, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy appeared on television to inform Americans of the existence of Russian missiles in Cuba. The President demanded their removal and announced a naval “quarantine” of Cuba. Six days later, the Russians announced they would remove the weapons. In return, the U.S. later removed missiles from Turkey.

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This Day in History - October 22, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy appeared on television to inform Americans of the existence of Russian missiles in Cuba. The President demanded their removal and announced a naval “quarantine” of Cuba. Six days later, the Russians announced they would remove the weapons. In return, the U.S. later removed missiles from Turkey.

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This Day in History - October 21, 1879 - Thomas Edison successfully tested an electric incandescent lamp with a carbonized filament at his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ. 

In this photo: 131 years later many people still do not have electricity in their homes. Two girls in Obane, Ghana study using a kerosene lamp. However, in rural Ghana, Empower playgrounds has created an innovative solution - electricity generating playground equipment.  With these devices, students can now use clean, energy-efficient LED lamps to study at night.     PHOTO: Taylor Weidman

This Day in History - October 21, 1879 - Thomas Edison successfully tested an electric incandescent lamp with a carbonized filament at his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ.

In this photo: 131 years later many people still do not have electricity in their homes. Two girls in Obane, Ghana study using a kerosene lamp. However, in rural Ghana, Empower playgrounds has created an innovative solution - electricity generating playground equipment. With these devices, students can now use clean, energy-efficient LED lamps to study at night. PHOTO: Taylor Weidman

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