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Surf's Up - South Sumatra Style   Surf's Up - South Sumatra Style
Guillermo Cervava / Aurora Photos
Indonesia’s South Sumatra is one of the best places to go surfing in the world. Wave-hungry adventurers can find killer rides, especially between March and October when waves reach epic sizes. Make a splash with this collection of tubular images from Aurora contributor Guillermo Cervava!
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Faces of Tibet   Faces of Tibet
Nicolas Marino / Aurora Photos
Northeast of the Himalayas lies the country of Tibet- the highest region on earth with an average elevation of 4,900 meters. The country is home to a very unique people with a strong culture; many of them devout Buddhists. Many families strive to preserve traditions by passing down customs from generation to generation.
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Women of Somalia   Women of Somalia
Eric Lafforgue / Invision / Aurora Photos
Somalia is located in what is known as the Horn of Africa- a peninsula in the north east of the continent. Without an established central government, Somalia has faced tumult in recent years, and is considered to be one of the poorest and most violent regions in the world.
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Tumbling Team   Tumbling Team
Thomas Haugersveen / Vu/ Aurora Photos
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is the first African American to serve as such in the history of Illinois. He was a gymnast as a kid, and later became a teacher and a coach. In 1959 White began the Jesse White Tumbling Team as a positive alternative to drugs and violence for children living in underprivileged areas of Chicago.
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New Rebels- Burma   New Rebels- Burma
Giorgio Taraschi / Invision/ Aurora Photos
Five young women with an appetite for rebellion are taking Burma by storm, and the ultra-conservative society doesn’t know what hit them. The Me N Ma Girls, the first all-girl band in the history of Burma are pushing cultural limits in their native country.
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Flour Wars- Greece   Flour Wars- Greece
©Gerasimos Koilakos / Invision / Aurora Photos
Every year, as per tradition, the inhabitants of the village of Galaxidi in Greece mark the end of Carnival and the beginning of Orthodox Lent with the Flour Wars. Homes and shops are covered with protective tarps, and the villagers dance, drink, and battle it out in the streets with colored flour. For Galaxidi, all’s fair in love and flour war.
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Introducing Maskot   Introducing Maskot
Various / Maskot / Aurora Photos
Introducing our new partner Maskot Royalty-Free Images from Sweden! To view some of Maskot’s genuine, natural and contemporary images focusing on people and relationships look no further than the two links below.
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Where's the Beef?   Where's the Beef?
Jared McMillen / Aurora Photos
Located inside the stunning Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Italian Steakhouse Carnevino is a carnivore’s dream come true. Brain child of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Carnevino is the place to go for delicious aged steaks.
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An Oft Forgotten Land   An Oft Forgotten Land
Christophe Migeon / Invision / Aurora Photos
Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is home to beautiful mountains higher than 23,000 ft. Just east of Bhutan exists a small community of Yak stockbreeders; yaks are important to the area as they can easily travel through the mountains, they are also the inspiration for Yak dance, a masked folk dance performed in Bhutan in the style of a theater performance.
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Outsourced Parents   Outsourced Parents
Luigi Baldelli / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Across the tiny landlocked country of Moldova, parents are turning their children over to more economically fortunate relatives for care, as they travel to other countries in search of steady work. In some cases, such as with 16 year old Jon, both parents left, and left him to live on his own.
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Voodoo Roots   Voodoo Roots
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
The origin of the word “Voodoo” can be traced back to the Fon language of the African kingdom of Dahomey- a region now known as Benin, in West Africa. “Voudou” in Fon means “spirit” or “deity.” Variations have made their way from West Africa to Haiti and the southern United States.
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Kicking Out War   Kicking Out War
Giorgio Palmera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
When you are living in a war torn region like Palestine, every day is a reminder of the danger and tragedy all around. For citizens of Ramallah, a soccer stadium and league provide a much needed break from war. Regional league games and local youth play are an appreciated distraction.
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Mercy On The Water   Mercy On The Water
Gael Turine / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
In October 2011, a ferry landed in the harbor Freetown, Sierra Leone. The boat “African Mercy” is a hospital ship that travels Africa providing needed help to the local population. During the past year alone, the hospital staff has completed over 3000 intensive procedures.
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Beauty in Manila   Beauty in Manila
Davide Scagliola / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Project Runway was a massive success in the United States. Now the contest is finding equal success in the Philippines as models display a beauty and style unique to Manila. From local beauty contests to national shows, Manila is making a name for itself as a beauty hub.
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Hard Rock: A Geology Field Trip   Hard Rock: A Geology Field Trip
Ethan Welty / Aurora Photos
When Leif Anderson and his students from the University of Colorado made the trek to Utah for a geology field trip, Aurora photographer Ethan Welty was there to document the trip. The result: some rockin’ educational images!
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Get Active!   Get Active!
Various / Aurora Photos
A collection of healthy lifestyle images from Aurora!
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Images From The Republican Primary   Images From The Republican Primary
Brendan Hoffman / Guillermo Cervera / Aurora Photos
The Republican candidate field is still wide-open, despite Mitt Romney's efforts to close the nomination race out. It would seem the voters aren't convinced. Aurora photographers Guillermo Cervera and Brendan Hoffman have been on hand to cover the candidates and the voters they are hoping to win over.
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Celebrating Parents   Celebrating Parents
Various / Aurora Photos
This collection of images pays tribute to one of the hardest jobs around - being a parent! We salute all of the mothers and fathers out there with a mix of classic and non-traditional imagery celebrating family and parenthood.
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Cycle Saviors   Cycle Saviors
Sergio Ramazzotti /ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Sao Paulo has 11 million people, seven million vehicles and high rates of roadway accidents. Because of it's congested traffic, medical responders were having difficulty getting to the scene of an accident. So the fire brigade developed a new first line of response: motorcycles fully equipped for emergency medicine.
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Skiing With God   Skiing With God
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
This ski race isn't like any other in Italy. One participant is a former DJ and self-identified womanizer and another has a big, white beard and still uses wooden skis. One racer leads mass at a local church before his daily morning run. There are over seventy racers in the "May God Ski with You" competition- each of them either a priest, missionary or friar.
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The Beach After War   The Beach After War
Ugo Lucio Borga / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
The Libyan revolution sparked a year ago, and Libyans are finding ways to return to normalcy amid uncertainty and lingering instability. For several seasons, the Tripoli's wide, sandy beaches were abandoned. Today, it is possible to see entire families pic-nicking, young couples strolling, or revolutionaries relaxing in the surf.
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Our Favorite New RF Images   Our Favorite New RF Images
Various / Aurora Photos
We’ve got some fantastic new additions to our extensive RF collection. Take a look at our favorites and add some creative RF flair to your next project!
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Racing With The Stars   Racing With The Stars
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Ever heard of Superstar racing? French manager Vincenzo Lamaro summarizes: “overtaking, door bashing, extreme cornering, ten cars in less than a second...close-call finishes..” Superstar racing is quickly become a popular counter-sport to France’s Formula One. By using modified showroom cars and limiting the races to only 20 minutes, French promoters have created a new and exciting take on the world of professional auto racing.
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Holy Andalusia   Holy Andalusia
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Semana Santa is a week long tradition of penance and religious celebration taking place in Anadalusia Spain each April. Wearing penitential robes and walking through the streets barefoot, participants demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity. The series of penances and rituals have been carefully orchestrated by the local religious brotherhood and fraternal organizations for more than 800 years.
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Beach Patrol   Beach Patrol
Narelle Autio / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Lucky and Ramli are sisters, born in Somalia and living in Australia. In Adelaide, where they live, there is a movement to encourage and empower Muslim girls, and through The Muslim Girls Kollective and Surf Life Australia, the sisters discovered lifeguarding. They are both training to become members of the Australian Lifeguard Service. They wear a new innovation called a burqini, a mix between a swim cap and a veil that allows them to observe the Muslim tradition of modesty while swimming and diving.
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My Favorite Images of 2011   My Favorite Images of 2011
Various / Aurora PHotos
A collection of Jose Azel's (founder/President Aurora Photos) favorite images of 2011!
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All You Need Is Love   All You Need Is Love
Various / Aurora Photos
Add a bit of love to your next project with this set of classic and creative imagery!
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The Women In Black   The Women In Black
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
In New Zealnd where rubgy maintains a near hysteria for fans, everyone knows the national rugby team the All Blacks. The Black Ferns, the nation’s all-women’s team, are just as highly lauded especially after becoming four-time World Cup champions. However, unlike their male counterparts, the team subsists on a tiny budget and its athletes train and compete without pay. A national symbol of women’s strength, the Black Ferns bring tenacity and determination to the field.
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The Laughter Fair   The Laughter Fair
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
“Behind a good clown, there should be a good human,” said Yadira Lagunes Rivera in, dressed in a pink wig, pink ruffled dress and a classic red nose. The 16th International Clown Convention held in Mexico City gathered thousands for abundant silliness. Leida Jimenez added, “a clown’s task is to make them laugh, forget about their problems for a little while.” And in Mexico, notorious for rising homicide and drug trade statistics, the clown’s job may be even more necessary.
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Introducing Dan Ballard   Introducing Dan Ballard
Dan Ballard / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer Dan Ballard is truly a global photographer, having visited nearly fifty countries on five continents around the globe, all the while capturing amazing imagery. We’ve compiled a collection of some of our favorites.
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Famous Faces   Famous Faces
David Burnett / Aurora Photos
Take a look at some of the best and brightest celebrity images Aurora has to offer!
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Religion Land   Religion Land
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
For 30 pesos, you can see the Last Supper, pray at the Western Wall and see Jesus’ ascent into heaven. You can carry Jesus’ cross or indulge in some biblical-era snacks in the food court or swim in a Christianity-based water park. At Tierra Santos, the world’s first religious theme park just outside Buenos Aires, Argentinean families, curious visitors and devotees come to pray, take snapshots and light candles at the park’s array of faith-based attractions.
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Runners Like You   Runners Like You
Marcos Ferro / Aurora Photos
The Tarahumara have become internationally recognized for their speed and endurance as well as their indigenous lifestyle. Traditionally, the Tarahumara grew rice and beans, brewed home-made ale, hunted on foot and ran hundreds of miles between widely dispersed settlements.Today, many Tarahumara still live in relative isolation and both men and women still run for necessity and sport. However, these days they are just as likely to run long distances as a way of practical travel as they are to run a 10k race.
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Operation: Water Polo   Operation: Water Polo
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Afghanistan dominates the headlines with stories of war, suicide bombers and casualties. Amid that hostile atmosphere, a team of unlikely athletes is hoping to win Olympic Gold. Jeremy Piasecki, an ex-U.S.Army sergeant and former professional water polo player is training the first Afghan National Water Polo team in a military base swimming pool in the middle of the desert. The team, made up of Afghan soldiers, hopes their training at this desert oasis will bring them to the next Olympic trials.
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Beira Grand Hotel   Beira Grand Hotel
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Grand Hotel Beira, built in 1952, was once the most luxurious destination in colonial Mozambique. But the elite guests never came, the fine flooring was burnt for fuel and the finery looted decades ago. During the Mozambican civil war, it was used as a refugee camp and its basement once housed political prisoners. Today, around 2,000 squatters, families and vagabonds call the skeletal building home, living without running water or electricity.
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Patrick Orton   Patrick Orton
Patrick Orton / Aurora Photos
The work of Aurora photographer Patrick Orton
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Holiday Images 2011   Holiday Images 2011
Various / Aurora Photos
The holiday season is right around the corner and we at Aurora have put together some of our favorite holiday images. From quirky to nostalgic, these images are sure to get even the most negative scrooge excited!
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Updates From VU   Updates From VU
Various / VU / Aurora Photos
New editorial images from Aurora partner Agence VU'!
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Get Creative with Cultura!   Get Creative with Cultura!
Various / Cultura / Aurora Photos
Creative images from Aurora partner Cultura!
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Snapshot of the Year   Snapshot of the Year
Various / Aurora Photos
Aurora takes a look back at the images and moments that have shaped 2011 so far.
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The Best of RF Portraits   The Best of RF Portraits
Various / Aurora Photos
Take a look at this collection of stunning RF portraits from Aurora!
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Marble Men   Marble Men
Romano Cagnoni / stillpictures / Aurora Photos
Life in Carrara, Italy revolves around one thing - marble. Dating back to the 9th century BC, the unique white or blue-grey marble quarried in Carrara has been a highly sought after commodity. The quarry workers themselves are notorious for their radical political beliefs. The city was a popular destination for violent revolutionists who had been expelled from Belgium and Switzerland in the late 1800’s. In fact, the first official anarchist group in Italy was founded in Carrara in 1885.
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Life On The River   Life On The River
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Murray River is Australia’s longest river, spanning 1,476 miles as it stretches from the western Australian Alps to the ocean at Lake Alexandrina. The river became a transportation hub during the 19th century, delivering wool south to Melbourne. However, the popularity of the river as a shipping route declined once the railway was expanded in the late 1800’s. Today, life on the river has become mostly recreational. These days, vacation houseboats, small vessels for water skiing, and multi-day cruise ships are all common sights on the water.
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Exploring Africa   Exploring Africa
Adrian Arbib / stillpictures / Aurora Photos
Benedict Allen believes that a true explorer’s expedition shouldn’t include film crews, satellite phones, GPS units, or any other “backup.” In Allen’s latest adventure, he journeys along Namibia’s “skeleton coast” with a team of camels, modest supplies, and a paper map. Allen comes across many items of note during his trip including abandoned diamond mines, members of the Himba tribe struggling with alcoholism, bushmen carvings, and dunes full of skeletons for which the region is named.
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New Images from Still Pictures   New Images from Still Pictures
Various / Still Pictures / Aurora Photos
Our newest collection of images from Still Pictures represents the geographical diversity and excitement that we’ve come to expect from our partner agency. Take a look at this collection and add a bit of Still Pictures/Aurora cultural spice to your next project!
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Shooting Blind   Shooting Blind
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Capturing an amazing moment through the lens of a camera can be a challenge for anyone. Throw in the confounding variable of not being able to see, and you have a seemingly insurmountable task. Taking this challenge head on, the organizers of "Sight of Emotion" have been teaching blind and visually impaired people around the world the skills needed to take great photos. The group seeks to change “people’s thinking with respect to human potential; regardless of physical or mental differences.”
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Game of the Mayans   Game of the Mayans
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Ulama is one of the oldest sports played in the world. A popular sport in ancient Mexico, archeologists have found rubber balls (ulli) dating back to at least 1600 BC. The object of the game is to keep a rubber ball from leaving the bounds of the court. Ulama games can be infamously long - it is rumored that one game lasted for more than 8 days! Current games are typically stopped after two hours, much to the liking of modern players...
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Devil Dancers   Devil Dancers
Daimon Xanthopoulos / Invision / Aurora
The Poro are a magical West African secret society that help young people grow into adulthood. Students enrolled at special Poro-bush schools are given lessons about marriage, sex, health, and martial arts. A special dance with a wooden mask is one of the most important rituals of the society members. However, outsiders beware - non-members will become blind or die if they witness the masked devil dancing!
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The Chaccu   The Chaccu
Davide Scagliola / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
The Chaccu is a tradition that has existed in Peru since the days of the Inca. Crowds gather to watch as flocks of vicuńa, small deer-like creatures, are carefully sheered. Each vicuńa has about 200 grams of a very valuable fiber. After decades of poaching, the Chaccu provides a culturally based mechanism for responsibly harvesting vicuńa fiber. In fact, Vicuńa populations have grown from 5,000 to 130,000 in the past 33 years due to careful supervision.
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Legends of The Surf   Legends of The Surf
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Torquay, Australia is one of the premier surfing destinations in the world. Just a short ride away from the beach, the Surf World Museum paints an interactive picture of the early stages of Australian surfing. The Board Room, details the history of the surfboard, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to surfing heroes from the past, and the Live Surf Board shaping exhibit allows attendees to go hands-on with the tools of the trade.
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Cattle Village   Cattle Village
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Life for the Mundari people in South Sudan is a snapshot of centuries of culture and tradition. The Mundari are composed primarily of cattle-herders, and like other nilotic tribes in Sudan,use cattle as a form of food, currency, and status. Marriages are even arranged based on the groom’s ability to provide cattle to the bride’s family - a husband may take as many wives as he can support with cattle. During the dry season cattle raiding is common with the Bor Dinka tribe, making for turbulent and dangerous regional interactions.
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New 9/11 Images from Klaus Reisinger   New 9/11 Images from Klaus Reisinger
Klaus Reisinger / Compass Films / Aurora Photos
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Klaus Reisinger was in Brooklyn, NY signing a contract for a documentary film. After hearing the first plane strike the World Trade Center, Klaus borrowed a friend's camera and quickly headed toward Manhattan. After battling crowds and sneaking past police on the Brooklyn bridge, Klaus found himself in the middle of a defining moment of the 21st century.
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Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images   Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
Need a break from the summer heat? Check out this tubular new set of surfing images from Aurora's Sean Davey.
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Inside Germany Green Energy   Inside Germany Green Energy
Robbie Shone / Aurora Photos
Imagine everyday as you wake up - showering, grabbing a cup of coffee, and stepping into a climbing harness as you leave for work. For technicians on Germany’s wind turbine farms, heights, helmets, and harnesses are just another day at the office.
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Introducing Sergio Ramazzotti   Introducing Sergio Ramazzotti
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
ParralleloZero co-founder Sergio Ramazzotti has written and photographed over 200 stories, gaining acclaim both at home in Italy and abroad. A dedicated editorial photographer, Sergio has traveled the world capturing amazing people, places, and things through his camera.
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The Latest RF From Cultura   The Latest RF From Cultura
Various / Cultura / Aurora Photos
Aurora partner agency Cultura is known for its high-end creative imagery that adds an element of the unexpected to traditional stock situations. This newest collection is no exception, a clever and creative set of images.
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The Western Kingdom   The Western Kingdom
Stacy Pearsall / Aurora Photos
Morocco presents an amazing snapshot of life from another era due to the variety of cultures that have inhabited the region over the past several centuries - Wander into a traditional Moroccan market to witness sights and sounds that could have been experienced centuries ago: a women covered in henna tattoos, men donning traditional African garb, camels carrying travelers and equipment, and ancient mosques silhouetted in the distance.
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Geoduck Harvest   Geoduck Harvest
Mike Kane / Aurora Photos
The Geoduck - a species of very large clam - has seen a boom due to high demand in Asian countries where the clam is seen as a delicacy. In Pudget Sound, Washington, the Suquamish Native American Tribe has capitalized on the area's rich supply of Geoduck, establishing the Suquamish Seafood Corporation. The business provides great employment opportunities for tribal members as well as an increase in the region’s commerce with international buyers.
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Flight For Survival   Flight For Survival
Tom Lynn / Aurora Photos
An estimated 1,400 whooping cranes existed in the United States in 1860. Due to hunting and habitat loss, the whooping cranes' total population dropped to just 15 by 1941. Soon after, groups around the country began to work together to preserve the bird. Since 2001, Operation Migration has worked to re-introduce endangered whooping cranes into eastern North America. Using ultralight aircrafts, the staff of Operation Migration teach the birds new migration paths, ultimately settling in safe and sustainable areas.
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Two Wheeled Rescue   Two Wheeled Rescue
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
When an accident happens in Sao Paulo, Brazil, emergency teams must fight the city's overwhelming traffic congestion. Quick response time plays a vital role in a positive outcome during emergency situations. After battling the issue with traditional ambulances, the Sao Paulo fire brigade found an ingenious solution - the Mobile Accident Unit Service. The MAUS transforms motorbikes into mini-ambulances, reaching emergency sites within ten minutes to perform vital first responder measures.
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Life In Analog   Life In Analog
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Film grain, light leaks, lens distortion, image blur, vignetting, and more… This collection of images captures the beauty of imperfection in lo-fi analog photography - perfect for adding a bit of grit to your next creative project!
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Face Of A Modern Athlete   Face Of A Modern Athlete
Liam Norris / Cultura / Aurora Photos
Liam Norris of Aurora partner Cultura delivers a collection of images that puts a creative spin on traditional athletic photography. From a Wall Street warrior high jumping a city skyline to a pensive Olympian portrait, Norris uses dynamic and dreamy settings to capture stunning images of the peak of human activity.
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The Final Walk To Freedom   The Final Walk To Freedom
Bruno Zanzottera / ParalleloZero/ Aurora Photos
On July 9th, 2011 the Republic of Southern Sudan will be born. This comes after centuries of oppression and war, culminating in a January 2011 referendum to secede from Sudan. Despite tension with the North and pressure from Ugandan rebels that threatens to destabilize the region, the people of Southern Sudan are determined to make their “final walk to freedom.”
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Summer Fun with Woods Wheatcroft   Summer Fun with Woods Wheatcroft
Wheatcroft / Aurora
Sunscreen, swimming, sandy beaches - Summer has most definitely arrived! Celebrate with this fun set of Summer photos from Woods Wheatcroft.
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Fighting For True Love in India   Fighting For True Love in India
Gualazzini / Paralellozero / Aurora
Even in today's India, marrying outside your caste or religion can mean a life of hiding or a threat of death. Thanks to a dedicated group who call themselves the "Love Commandos" the path of true love can come with an escape route, legal advice, and police protection.
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Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora   Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora
Various/Aurora Photos
Come stay with us! Check out this collection that features some of our best hotel images.
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Lady Law   Lady Law
Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A shining beacon for the progress of women's rights in the Middle East, the Yemeni Women's Police Force has grown from its first member in the early 1980's to over 1,500 members to date. At Sana'a, the nation's top female police academy, cadets go through rigorous training with a focus on fighting terror in Yemen. Once in the field, the female police officers work alongside their male counterparts while also managing several departments dealing with specific women’s issues in Yemen.
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Train of Desire   Train of Desire
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
The Eritrean railway was completed by Italy in the 1930's as a means to expand the Italian empire throughout Africa. The years that followed saw the rails ravaged by war and eventually abandoned. Since 1993, the Eritrean government has been rebuilding the rail, using vintage equipment and no foreign aid. The railway symbolizes Eritrean national unity and independence, and provides valuable transportation between the country's two main cities.
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Off The Beaten Path   Off The Beaten Path
Patrick Taberna/Vu
Six years after beginning this series on memories, French photographer Patrick Taberna, of partner agency Vu, has shared a set of images that capture the fascination of childlike discovery. Each image is a delicate study in simplicity and definition, encouraging the audience to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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Summer Fun With ClassicStock   Summer Fun With ClassicStock
Various Photographers/ClassicStock
A look back to summer fun of the 1950's and '60's with ClassicStock.
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Singapore Don't Move   Singapore Don't Move
Huguier / Vu / Aurora Photos
When Singapore gained independence in 1965, the ruling family who came to power decided to end racist fights within the city by creating a racially integrated Housing Development Board (HBD). The board constructs uniform buildings and fills them using a quota system that allots a certain number of Chinese, India and Malayan people to each building. This type of government control is the norm in Singaporean society, but most of the citizens accept it and believe the rest of the world is dangerous; for them there is no reason to ever move.
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Image Source RF   Image Source RF
Various Photographers / Image Source / Aurora Photos
Introducing Image Source RF to Aurora! Over 140,000 new RF images have just been added from this diverse, all-encompassing lifestyle collection!
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Women of Saudi Arabia   Women of Saudi Arabia
Isabelle Eshraghi / Vu / Aurora Photos
For the past 5 years small reforms have been seen in Saudi Arabian society; a mixed university opened in 2010, and women have access to more professional sectors. However these changes remain limited; women still don't have the right to drive, walk alone in the streets, or talk to a man in public. Photographer Isabelle Eshraghi met with women who are doctors, students, artists, and whose enthusiasm gives evidence towards a slow but positive evolution of society.
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China's Rising Middle Class   China's Rising Middle Class
Tunbjork / Vu / Aurora Photos
While many countries are still reeling from the global financial crisis, China is witnessing a frenzy of consumer spending. With the help of its 200 million strong middle class, eager to part with their disposable income, China has become the world's second-biggest consumer of luxury goods. This rampant consumerism can be seen in part, in the booming wedding industry and packed malls and department stores.
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Birth of the Beatles   Birth of the Beatles
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Every year at the end of August, tribute bands copying those four famous lads assemble in their home town of Liverpool. In the city's many clubs, including the renowned Cavern Club, which was the stage for the Beatles first performances, numerous Johns, Pauls, Georges and Ringos come together to repeat their idols' repertoire. Fans come from as far as Japan, and parents break into frenzied crowds, all to relive the Beatles era.
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Albania: Revenge   Albania: Revenge
Cerio / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
The Kanun is a set of traditional laws used to rule the public and private lives of Albanians. Article 125 says, “All the male members of the murderer's family may be targeted by the revenge. If a member of one's family has been murdered, it is necessary to take revenge on the murderer or on the male members of his family.” Today, more than 300 families are affected by the Kanun, and they all have only one way to survive: remain at home for the rest of their lives.
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Abu Dhabi Arabian Miracle   Abu Dhabi Arabian Miracle
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Before the discovery of oil in the Seventies, Abu Dhabi was a modest fishing village surrounded by desert dunes. In just over forty years, the Emirate boasts one of the most modern cities on the Arabian peninsula, however this was all obtained thanks to the desalination of large quantities of seawater and the slave labor of thousands of immigrants.
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Is Chad Forgotten?   Is Chad Forgotten?
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
After years of civil wars, the most neglected French colony in Africa is seeking a way to start again. It’s not easy: Chad is stricken by drought and desertification and is invaded by hundreds of thousands of refugees from Central Africa and Sudan. The international community whose primary focus is on nearby Darfur seems to have forgotten Chad, and to make matters worse, in 2011 the UN military forces are going to abandon the country.
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Hurt Locker   Hurt Locker
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora
They are the few extraordinarily well trained who risk their lives. Their code name is IEDD, an acronym that stands for “improvised explosive device disposal”: they are the bomb specialists of the Italian Army, based all over Western Afghanistan. Considered among the world’s best, they use the most advanced technologies, which they are forced to update almost daily to protect against an insurgency.
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Obesity Rehab   Obesity Rehab
Andy Richter / Aurora Photos
Two teenagers decide to work hard and choose a healthier lifestyle. This is an intimate photographic exploration of their transformation. It begins with abysmal diets and low self esteem, and follows their journey creating new habits, exercising and redefining their self worth. Audio available for multimedia presentation.
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A Whimsical Look at Vinyl Pop   A Whimsical Look at Vinyl Pop
David Sauveur / VU / Aurora Photos
David Sauveur splits his time between his desire to witness the chaos of our world and his more artistic projects. In this case we move to artistic whim as he explores the pop phenomena of past vinyl album jackets and his own sense of humor.
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Afghanistan SkateRunner   Afghanistan SkateRunner
Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A group of children wait for “Mister Olly”. When his van arrives, they greet him joyfully; their daily skateboard lesson is about to begin. Mister Olly, real name, Oliver Percovich, born in Australia and here in Afghanistan by chance, unloads a dozen skateboards which the children eagerly grab. Astonished passers-by stop to watch this sport, totally unknown to them.
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Walking a Frozen River   Walking a Frozen River
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora
The Zanskar river runs through a remote valley in northern India. In winter, the villages in the valley would be totally isolated from the rest of the world if not for the river, which freezes over and permits the inhabitants to walk on it, and use it as a means to transport butter to the market. Photographer Bruno Zanzottera captured the fascinating journey which winds amongst 70 km of gorges, and at night reaches temperatures as low as -30°, forcing people to seek shelter inside caves created by the erosion of the soft sandstone.
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Portraits 2011   Portraits 2011
Various Aurora Photographers
A study in style. A collection of people of all ages, ethnicities and geographic locations.
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Ghana: The Ritual of the Glass Beads   Ghana: The Ritual of the Glass Beads
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Photographer Zanzottera traveled to Ghana to capture the preparation and many stages of the four-day long Dipo festival. An initiation ceremony which marks the passage from children into marriageable women. On the final day of the ceremony each girl dresses in their best clothes and their bodies are decorated with beads made of crushed glass bottles, which are kiln fired and hand painted. Adorned in strands and strands of necklaces with their heads freshly shaven the girls go through the rite of the sacred stone which reveals their purity and completes the ritual.
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Brazil: Forgotten Sertao   Brazil: Forgotten Sertao
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
The Sertao, an often forgotten corner of Brazil is part sea, part desert and part steppe and home to half of South America's poorest inhabitants. Every year two natural phenomena hit the land, first a drought, and then a deluge of rain comes, causing strife and poverty to continue decade after decade. ParalleloZero photographer Gandolfi captures the spirit of the people who live here who beguilingly, continue to have hope as they work and play, embracing their unforgiving land.
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Giambattista Valli   Giambattista Valli
Zumstein / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Photographer Michael Zumstein offers a behind the scenes look into Giambattista Valli's elegant atelier in Paris. An Italian fashion designer from Rome, Italy, Giambattista Valli boasts glamorous clients such as Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham, however his shop, captured in this dark, moody lighting feels much more classic and romantic.
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Madrid 2010   Madrid 2010
Navia / Vu / Aurora
Photographer Jose Manuel Navia went to Madrid to blend in with the locals. The images he shot are of real people, engaged in the routine activities of their daily lives. Find out what its like living in Madrid in 2010 with Navia's local point of view. Step into the bustling reality of Spain's biggest city and capital.
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Women Are Heroes   Women Are Heroes
JR / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
JR, an anonymous, innovative, humanitarian artist has been named the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize. Working with volunteers in urban environments around the world, he mounts enormous black-and-white photo canvases of women whose stories have inspired him. These images become part of the local landscape, challenging pedestrians in their daily routines and capturing people's attention and imagination around the world.
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Kevin Steele: Solstice Portraits   Kevin Steele: Solstice Portraits
Kevin Steele / Aurora Photos
Thriving off of the unexpected, Steele shoots people with a zest for life, as in this set of revealing portraits caught in the hours before the Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara California.
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Faces of the World   Faces of the World
Various JAI Photographers
Get to know them. Striking individual and personal portraits of people of all ages, ethnicities and geographic locations from our partner, JAI.
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Greenland: Traditions   Greenland: Traditions
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Climate change is leaving its mark on the giant sheet of ice known as Greenland. Many aspects of their traditional lifestyle, like hunting off of sea ice for marine mammals, are in danger and the native Inuit people are having to adapt and find new ways to work with their land.
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Introducing Kari Medig   Introducing Kari Medig
Kari Medig / Aurora Photos
Photographer Kari Medig connects with his subjects on an intimate level, creating portraits and people images that leave a lasting impression. They’re perfect for commercial use.
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Innovation from ParalleloZero   Innovation from ParalleloZero
Various Photographers / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
This dynamic set of reportage images tells stories from all over the world. ParalleloZero is a group of four photographers who combine their travel experience and narrative power to create new and innovative image collections. Experience their power.
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Voodoo Slaves   Voodoo Slaves
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora
Every year in Nigeria at least 50,000 girls are convinced to travel to Europe for better job opportunities by a voodoo priest working with a trafficker. When they arrive however, their papers are stolen and they are sent to the streets to work as prostitutes. This terrible reality was captured by photographer Sergio Ramazzotti in heartbreaking, vivid detail.
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Israel Today   Israel Today
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelo Zero / Aurora Photos
Five million Jews and a million and a half Arabs Muslims water the plants, bring up their children, and dream of buying a new car or house. Photographer Gandolfi’s images illustrate the activities of daily life in contemporary Israel. In spite of the tensions and the wars, and the media’s constant attention to conflict, everyday life goes on.
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Acting Viking   Acting Viking
Thomas Haugersveen / VU / Aurora
Every other summer for one week at Borrekaupangen in Scandinavia hundreds of Viking enthusiasts meet to keep their ancient culture alive. Sleeping in tents and dressing in authentic outfits people leave all technology at home and live like the Vikings did thousands of years ago; making handcrafts to sell at the market, having sword fights and holding archery competitions. A thousand years later, the long lost culture of the Scandinavian Vikings still fascinates.
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The Red Hatters   The Red Hatters
Paolo Verzone / VU / Aurora
The Red Hat Society aims to ignore growing old, embrace silliness, and just have fun. These images capture the character and spirit of this international movement that has inspired women over 50 to create thousands of chapters all over the world.
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Two Cities   Two Cities
M. Scott Brauer/ Invision / Aurora Photos
Photojournalist M. Scott Brauer has a knack for capturing unique imagery in any environment. He demonstrates his eclectic style in these photos of his recent travels and visual explorations of Kashgar and Urumqi, two cities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in Northwestern China.
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Flamenco Passion   Flamenco Passion
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Spain's deep south, Andalusia, gave birth to Flamenco. It was prohibited under penalty of death by the Catholic kings and later used by Spain during the French invasion to communicate news and political and military plans. Only during the Romantic age did Flamenco open up to the public and transform into the tradition we know today.
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Oro Win   Oro Win
Andy Richter / Aurora Photos
Deep in the Amazon Basin of Brazil, the Oro Win are an indigenous tribe on the cusp of change. Only five native speakers of their traditional language remain, and as the words of their ancestors fade, so does much of their culture. By day, they live traditional native life; fishing, cooking, weaving baskets, yet modern technologies such as television, and electricity have been introduced. With one foot in the past and the other in the future, Aurora Photographer, Andy Richter, documented the present moment with the Oro Win at this picotal time in history.
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Gaza Daily Life   Gaza Daily Life
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Gaza today is a land marked by war; physically and psychologically. Recently, the world's focus has been on the humanitarian crisis, however there are basic quality of life issues such as unemployment, and the lack of electricity and water. For many, everyday life is unbearable, and most Gazans wish to return to normal life and dream of a better future. "Behind every crisis there's an opportunity," says Ammar Al Yazegi, 27, "Even here in Gaza."
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Introducing Renan Rosa   Introducing Renan Rosa
Renan Rosa / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Renan Rosa, has traveled around the world, to nearly 40 countries documenting exotic places and beautiful people. Renan's photography uncovers human reality through calming and intimate portraits that explore ethnic and social diversities.
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Military Portraits   Military Portraits
Stacy Pearsall / Aurora Photos
Stacy got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. She is one of only two women to win the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have won it twice. From basic training to in the field combat, Stacy takes us up close and personal with these portraits of the men and women who serve and protect our country.
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Hearing Around the World   Hearing Around the World
Andy Richter / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Andy Richter, worked with The Starkey Foundation, whose aim is to bring the simple miracle of hearing to the developing world. The foundation has distributed hundreds of thousands of hearing aids in Africa and Asia providing many young people with the ability to hear for the very first time.
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Little Big Men   Little Big Men
Bruno Zanzottera/ Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
The Bambuti pygmies, live in the remote tropical rain forests in the heart of the Congo. A life in balance, between the forest and the roads, between customs and habits, which are the result of an extremely ancient wisdom and the forced contact with a “modernity” which is often transformed into abuses and exploitation.
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Exorcism in the Congo   Exorcism in the Congo
Bruno Zanzottera/Parallelozero/Aurora Photos
Father Riccardo, a Saverian missionary, is 67. For the past 37 years he's lived in Congo and for the last 20 he's been carrying out a very special job: as an exorcist. Thousands of people frequent his home, receiving free advice and care. In return, Father Riccardo has many stories to tell: from houses burnt to the ground but with the image of the Virgin still intact, to scissors extracted from a patient's vagina.
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Congo refugee   Congo refugee
Frederic Noy/ Cosmos / Aurora Photos
The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been one of the deadliest in the last half century. Displaced people and host communities in eastern DRC require assistance beyond basic services, particularly livelihood and education programs. A decrease in violence in some parts of the DRC has allowed increasing numbers of displaced people to return home. However, infrastructure, particularly roads, remains poor, and returnees are often cut off from services and access to economic opportunities.
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Gulf Oil Spill   Gulf Oil Spill
Blake Gordon / Aurora Photos
It's one of America's biggest environmental disasters and the largest oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico since 1979. As experts scramble to stop the leak, Aurora Photographer, Blake Gordon goes behind the scenes to see local townspeople and fisherman in Louisiana are being effected and what efforts are being made to protect our nation's sacred coasts.
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Quirimbas Time Machine   Quirimbas Time Machine
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
These forgotten islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, once flourishing as the center of the Swahili kingdom and the province of the Islamic empire, are now abandoned. The colonial architecture of the islands slowly succumbing attacks by sea-salt and ficus roots. And they're also suffering by a gentle sadness which the Portuguese would define as "saudade", crystallized in time like a clock without hands.
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Gorongosa, Dot-Com   Gorongosa, Dot-Com

Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, was one of the first nature reserves to be created in Africa. In the Sixties, the variety of its fauna was such, that the Portuguese called it the "place where Noah landed the ark". A civil war, fiercely fought right within its boundaries, wiped out the animals. Today Gorongosa, returns to life, thanks in part to nature's amazing regeneration abilities, but also thanks to Greg Carr, an American former dot-com entrepreneur, who has invested 40 million dollars to restore the park to its original splendor.
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HIV AIDS in India   HIV AIDS in India
Leah Nash / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
India is one of the largest and most populated countries in the world, with over one billion inhabitants. Within this population, it's estimated that around 2.3 million people are living with HIV. Infection rates soared throughout the 1990s, and today the epidemic affects all sectors of Indian society, not just the groups such as sex workers and truck drivers, with which it was originally associated.
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Patagonia   Patagonia
Bridget Besaw / Aurora Photos
The pristine Baker and Pascua Rivers, two of the world's wildest rivers in remote Chilean Patagonia, are the proposed sites for five new hydropower dams. From Cochrane to Villa O'Higgins, towns at the very edge of the Patagonian wilderness are at risk of loosing their remote beauty and cultural traditions if these dams and surrounding development are approved.
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Liberia: Trying To Recover   Liberia: Trying To Recover
Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / Aurora
Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighboring Sierra Leone. Around 250,000 people were killed in Liberia's civil war and many thousands more fled the fighting. The conflict left the country in economic ruin and overrun with weapons. The capital remains without electricity and running water. Corruption is rife and unemployment and illiteracy are endemic.
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Basic Training   Basic Training
Stacy Pearsall / Aurora Photos
Basic Combat Training (BCT) is a training course that transforms civilians into Soldiers. Over the course of nine weeks these recruits participate in field exercises, marksmanship training, rappelling exercises, and weapon training. Most importantly, they learn how to work together as a team and what it takes to succeed as a Soldier in the U.S. Army.
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Surfing Gaza   Surfing Gaza
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Gaza has been under a tightened Israeli and Egyptian blockade for almost three years now, with only limited humanitarian aid allowed in. It's inhabitants refer to it as "an open-air prison". Gazans are increasingly turning to the sea for relief from the violence and conflict.
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The Limmer Tradition   The Limmer Tradition
David McLain / Aurora Photos
Pete Limmer is one of the last great American custom bootmakers. His grandfather started the business (Limmer Custom Boots) in the Bavarian Alps in 1921, and Pete, like his father before him, has carried it on in New Hampshire since the 1970s. With 16 hours of labor put into each boot, Pete creates about 175 pairs a year, and although they take a month or two to wear in, they can last a lifetime.
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The Portraits of Richard Dumas   The Portraits of Richard Dumas
Richard Dumas / Vu / Aurora
Richard Dumas is not a portraitist, but a photographer. He is immediately recognizable by his somewhat dandy-like elegance and his intuition for strong and restrained contrasts. His pictures appear to be placed out of time, making them icons through the mystery of his images and their unexpected vibrations of light. This refined photography is nourished by literature, Portuguese cinema, and a rich breath of music ranging from jazz to rock.
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Congo: Christian Church of the Holy Spirit Union   Congo: Christian Church of the Holy Spirit Union
Cedric Gerbehaye / VU / Aurora
In the heart of the forest in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, daily life for the members of the Christian Church of the Holy Spirit is punctuated by prayer. Every six hours, men and women wearing hessian clothes gather to pray and sing, while others who have been selected by Tata Gonda, the spiritual head, perform curing sessions to mend adults and children of their sins. The clothes are sewn from hessian bags, which is a symbol of a renouncement of life's pleasures.
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Kidnapped For Life   Kidnapped For Life
Stephane Remael / Invision Images / Aurora Photos
In Svaneti, a remote region of Georgia situated in the Caucasus mountains near the Russian border, 1 woman in 3 is abducted. Before their forced marriage, they are sequestered in towers dating from the middle ages, and cut off from their families. Some women manage to escape, others prefer to marry to avoid tarnishing their family reputations. Today, the new generation has rejected these barbaric practices, and marry for love.
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Caucasus Treasure   Caucasus Treasure
Stephane Remael / Invision / Aurora Photos
Situated between 5,000 meter summits and ten hours by route from the Georgian capital, Svanetia, is a natural fortress. For centuries, its inhabitants have hidden in their homes treasures worthy of the worlds' greatest museums. Kings regularly sent their treasures to Svanetia to recuperate them after winning wars, and the Svans, as brave and faithful people, defended their treasures from invaders.
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Really Extreme Makeover   Really Extreme Makeover
Lars Tunbjork / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
What does a 1792 church, a shipping container, and a sandstone cave have in common? They have all been recently renovated into awe inspiring and sustainable homes. It is estimated that typical home construction creates 3 to 5 pounds of waste per square foot. Finding alternative uses for recycled materials minimizes waste and inspires creative and sustainable design.
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Mother's Day   Mother's Day
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
This mother’s day transcend your message with images from Aurora as beautiful as your mother, or dare we say more? Check out the images below, and then go call your Mom.
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Japanese Details   Japanese Details
Ron Koeberer / Aurora Photos
From traditional rock gardens to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, from frozen tuna to rows of torii gates, Aurora photographer, Ron Koeberer brings a unique perspective of the culture, traditions and trends of Japan.
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Pakistan Media   Pakistan Media
Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Under the pressure of the Taliban and the government repression, the freedom of the media is jeopardized in Pakistan. According to the last report of Reporters without Borders, Pakistan is the country with the highest number of journalists killed in 2009.
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Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide   Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide
Kathryn Cook / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
On March 4th, 2010, the US congressional committee passed a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide. "Memory Denied" explores the memory of the Armenian deportations and massacres that occurred during the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. Recognized as "genocide" today by more than a dozen countries, Turkey still vigorously rejects that claim.
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Haiti Earthquake   Haiti Earthquake
Angelos Tzortzinis / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, reducing much of its capital to rubble. It was the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years. Huge swaths of the capital, Port-au-Prince, lay in ruins, and thousands of people were trapped in the rubble of government buildings, foreign aid offices and shantytowns. The devastation created serious obstacles to those attempting to deliver promised foreign aid.
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The Aftermath in Chile   The Aftermath in Chile
Rodrigo Gomez Rovira / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
A magnitude-8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, one of the most powerful earthquakes on record, devastated the country, which has some of the strictest building codes on the continent. The quakes were among the scores of strong aftershocks that have rattled Chile's interior and its coastline.
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Tropoje Albania   Tropoje Albania
Maria Coccia / Invision / Aurora Photos
The region of Tropoje, in northern Albania, at the border with Kosovo, is perhaps the most remote place in Europe. It is a region where the Kanun - a set of laws used from the 15th century and revived recently, after the fall of communism and the Kosovo war - dramatically mirrors some of the customs of the society.
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Peshawar Pakistan   Peshawar Pakistan
Massimo Berruti / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
For the past two years, the Taliban's terrorist attacks have claimed more than 2000 victims in Pakistan. These attacks are mostly located in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and its capital, Peshawar, where many deaths are caused by road-side bombs. The population is suffering and public opinion is putting the blame on the American military policy.
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Aging with Grace   Aging with Grace
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Studies have proven that being active and staying active help with the physical and mental challenges of aging. Following a passion such as playing music, riding a bike, or being with family can help to age with grace.
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Remembering Christian Poveda   Remembering Christian Poveda
Christian Poveda / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
French photojournalist and documentary film-maker, Christian Poveda worked his whole life documenting politically contentious or dangerous subjects that others wouldn't touch. He is most notably known for his film La Vida Loca, which documented the lives of the El Salvador gang Mara, and led to his death in September of last year.
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Hungry Horse Montana   Hungry Horse Montana
Pieter Ten Hoopen / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
At the far end of Montana, in middle America, lies the little town of Hungry Horse. Many of the towns 900 inhabitants work in other towns of the valley or are unemployed. Drug usage is a common escape from the loneliness and boredom of life, while others, leave school to join the army as an alternative way out.
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NYC Home Schooling   NYC Home Schooling
Katja Heinemann / Aurora Photos
Home schooling is a growing phenomenon in the US, where families make increasing use of a variety of study and teaching materials available via on-line research. Parents are able to pick and choose the methods that work best for them, their educational philosophies, and their children's needs.
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Somalia's Struggle Continues   Somalia's Struggle Continues
Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / Aurora
Somalia has not had an effective central government since 1991, when the former government was toppled by clan militias that later turned on each other. Somalia remains a raging battle zone today, with jihadists pouring in from overseas, intent on toppling the transitional federal government, TFG.
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Expression Through Dance   Expression Through Dance
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From ballet to break-dancing, tango to tap, dancing has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since the earliest human civilizations. Close your eyes, listen to the music, and let the rhythm move you. Then open your eyes and check out these great images of dance from Aurora Photos.
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Spread the Love   Spread the Love
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
At Aurora we believe in spreading the love. That's why we have put together a lightbox of images that reflect and define love. Love for you, from us. You can thank us later.
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Miss Plastic Hungary 2009   Miss Plastic Hungary 2009
Gyula Sopronyi / Invision / Aurora
The first ever beauty contest for women who had plastic surgery took place in Budapest, Hungary. Hundreds of women registered to compete for the crown and the luxurious prizes. Any women who had had a beauty plastic operation on her body could enter.
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From Sun Salt   From Sun Salt
Joao Pedro Marnoto / Invision / Aurora
Shallow lagoons that separate the city of Aveiro from the Atlantic. For more than 1000 years, Marnotos, the worker that produce salt through evaporation, work between spring and late summer. It's tough work with great physical effort done under intense sun. The last decades with the expansion of global competition, this labor intensive industry has suffered, even with a charm that lures tourists, the value is not enough to rescue the situation. In the new generation who will continue the tradition?
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Bring in the Fish   Bring in the Fish
Abner Kingman / Aurora Photos
Aboard the MERVA W out of San Francisco two fishermen in their sixties are passing the torch to three young newcomers in their twenties. The new generation is focusing on value rather than volume. The future belongs the entrepreneurial and adaptable, to make a living harvesting the ocean.
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Ikea Town   Ikea Town
Lars Tunbjork / Vu / Aurora
Sixty years ago,Ingvar Kamprad was seventeen years old and sold matches. Kampgrad quickly founded his own company selling pens, furniture, socks... He names it Ikea, an acronym of his initials, that of his village and that of his farm. The legend is born. Today, Ikea has 267 stores in 35 countries, and revenue of 21 Billion euros.
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A Colorful Harvest   A Colorful Harvest
Kerry Sherck / Aurora Photos
The 40-acre Old Colony Bog was started around 1886 in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The bog produces two kinds of cranberries, the Early Black and Howes varieties. According to owner, Craig Williams. the bog still contains about 75 percent of the original plants.
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The Bolivian Mennonites   The Bolivian Mennonites
Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet / Aurora Photos
In Bolivia, a Mennonite settlement of 37 families was established between 1954 and 1957 in the neighborhood of the city of Santa Cruz, in the fertile plains east of the Andes Mountains. Mennonites follow the teachings of Menno Simons, a 16th Century religious leader from what is now the Netherlands. Their community lives traditionally, shunning modern technology and it’s ability to distract them from the path of Christ. It's estimated that there are around 15,400 Mennonites in Bolivia.
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Micro Loans in DR Congo   Micro Loans in DR Congo
Jason Florio / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Jason Florio, photographed and interviewed entrepreneurs in DR Congo. By providing very poor families with small loans to invest in their micro enterprises, FINCA’s Village Banking empowers them to create their own jobs, raise their incomes, build assets, and increase their families’ well-being.
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High Altitude People   High Altitude People
Claudia Lopez / Aurora Photos
An interesting and vivid selection of portraits of Nepalese people in the Makalu-Barun Valley, home to many Himalayan Sherpas and mountain porters.
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US Military   US Military
Araron Ansarov / Aurora Photos
Aaron Ansarov has traveled the world as a military photojournalist for more than 14 years. He has been recognized for many years as one of the most award winning photographers in the Department of Defense history. His pictures of life in the US military show a deep understanding and respect for the people who choose to serve our country as a career.
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Toronto Newsgirls   Toronto Newsgirls
John Beebe / Aurora Photos
Toronto Newsgirls is Toronto's only all women boxing gym. Most women who are members of the gym have no previous boxing experience and this fight represents their first fight. Toronto Newsgirls is located in the basement of a warehouse in Toronto's east end.
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Introducing India Pictures   Introducing India Pictures
Various Photographers / India Pictures / Aurora Photos
Partner agency, IndiaPicture, brings fresh images of the people and cultures of India. Among the vast range of images are a plethora of sections ranging from concepts to human emotions.
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Kish Island- Vacation Iran   Kish Island- Vacation Iran
Allessandro Grassani / Invision / Aurora Photos
Not what you would expect on the Persian Gulf shores of Iran, Kish Island is touted as a consumer's paradise, with numerous malls, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and resort hotels. The standard laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran are far more relaxed here, resulting in domestic tourism, as well as in international trade on the island.
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Bull Fighting American Style   Bull Fighting American Style
Dave Shafer / Aurora Photos
La Querencia is the Spanish word that loosely translates to the area in a bullring that the fighting bull imagines as his sanctuary. Deep in the valley of South Texas, La Querencia is where strength of character is drawn for the matadors that perform, similarly to the grand plazas of Spain or Mexico.
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Mary and Martha   Mary and Martha
Ryan Anson / Aurora Photos
With a majority of New England states passing laws allowing same sex marriage, and with the California Supreme Court about to make a decision, the tide seems to be turning on the issue of same sex unions. Aurora Photographer Ryan Anson has documented a committed couple, their marriage and the joyful addition of children to their family.
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Fresh Faces   Fresh Faces
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photos represents the freshest faces from the most refreshing photographers. Here are some of the most unique, fresh faces from our archive.
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Time to Play   Time to Play
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photos takes you on the wild adventures of kids being kids.
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Comic Con   Comic Con
Tom Sperduto / Aurora Photos
While Friday's weather was below freezing on the first day of New York Comic-Con 2009, over 77,000 fans came out in force to check out the comics, celebrities, movies and video game demos that weekend. Growing steadily with each passing year, Comic-Cons can know be found across the country.
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Comic Book Heros   Comic Book Heros
Tom Sperduto / Aurora Photos
Some people love their comic book heros so much......Check out portraits of comic book fans dressed as their favorite comic book characters as photographed at Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
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Up-Close   Up-Close
Aaron Ansarov / Aurora Photos
The one to one project is an ongoing exploration into the details of what makes us who we are. Each montage is a combination of 100 to 200 images each taken with a macro lens at a 1:1 ratio.
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Enoughism   Enoughism
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
The act or practice of switching things off, buying less stuff and seeking to reconnect with the simpler pleasures of life.
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Grand Canyon River Guides   Grand Canyon River Guides
Kyle George / Aurora Photos
Take a look into the souls of Grand Canyon River Guides through the creative black and white portraiture of Kyle George.
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Today's Maya   Today's Maya
Dewever / VU / Aurora Photos
The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Today's Maya live in the same regions of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras as their ancestors and retain many of their ancient traditions.
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The Melting Village of Kivalina   The Melting Village of Kivalina
Kevin Horan / Aurora Photos
There is growing evidence that the small and impoverished Alaskan village of Kivlina is melting into the sea due to global warming. In February 2008, the village began taking action against some of the world's largest greenhouse gas offenders.
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Anita Conti's World   Anita Conti's World
Anita Conti / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
In the 1950's, Anita Conti spent many fishing seasons aboard French Newfoundland bound trawlers over cod fisheries. She captured and described this floating world in amazing photographs.
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Featuring Ryan Donnell   Featuring Ryan Donnell
Ryan Donnell / Aurora Photos
Ryan brings strong story telling roots to the table whether approaching editorial or commercial photography. He is a fantastic illustration of the type of photographer Aurora Photos seeks to represent. Visually sophisticated, unique and compelling.
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Athlete Portraits   Athlete Portraits
Various / Aurora Photos
From boxers to ultra long distance runners, this gallery of athletic portraits presents a range of different character types.
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Race to the White House   Race to the White House
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
The 2008 U.S. Presidential election will take place on November 4, 2008. As the world watches, the race for president heats up between Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, and Republican nominee, John McCain.
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Pablo Vs. Chevron   Pablo Vs. Chevron
Ivan Kashinsky/Aurora Photos
Pablo Fajardo is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Chevron. This is possibly the largest environmental lawsuit ever filed in the world. For twenty years Texaco was responsible for recklessly disposing of crude oil and toxic waste, which leaked into the water supply of the people living in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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Mud   Mud
Assorted Aurora Photographers
Go ahead, liberate yourself and get muddy! From spas where you slather yourself with mud to taking a sloppy ride through the muck on a mountain bike, we have the grit to show.
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Life at Sea   Life at Sea
Aurora Photographers
For a commercial fisherman, life at sea is a constant interaction with mother nature. At times in can be brutal work that pushes these dedicated people to their limits. This feature gives you a glimpse into what these courageous people call their office.
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Maine Island Life   Maine Island Life
David McLain / Aurora Photos
The popular perception is that life on an island off the coast of Maine is idyllic. David McLain's photography captures this notion.
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The Faces of Colombia   The Faces of Colombia
Dennis Drenner / Aurora
When you mention Colombia these days, most people imagine a lawless country overrun with guerillas and narcotics traffickers: The land of Pablo Escobar, car bombs in the streets of Bogota, a place where you might get kidnapped at any moment. While Colombia still has serious problems, the reality of the place is a far cry from the dismal stereotypes, and public safety has increased greatly in recent years. In an effort to present a more complex view of a country he has grown to love, Aurora photographer Dennis Drenner spent three years working on a series of portraits shot all over the country. The series aims to reflect Colombia’s great ethnic diversity and social structure, the nightmares of its past and its hopes for the future.
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Robb Kendrick's Tintypes   Robb Kendrick's Tintypes
Robb Kendrick / Aurora Photos
In the past few years, Robb Kendrick has traveled to 76 countries and all seven continents. Kendrick works for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and Smithsonian. But Kendrick's true passion has become wet plate photography on tin, known as tintype.
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Chicago: On the Street   Chicago: On the Street
Kevin Horan
In 2000, Aurora photographer Kevin Horan took to the streets of Chicago with an 8x10-format Deardorf camera. In 10 locations across the city, he set up his camera and photographed willing pedestrians on a plain white backdrop, illuminated only by sunlight. What resulted is "Street Census," a project about people watching; each image, in the photographers words, depicting "the walking expression of [a person's] whole life story."
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Masks of Spain   Masks of Spain
Various ASA Photographers
Masks appear the world over in social and religious celebrations and rituals. They serve as storytelling aids and as portals to the spirits of animals, gods, and the dead. In Spain, masks are an especially vivid part of traditional culture. They appear in festivals and during carnival; often manifesting a combination of Christian and indigenous tradition. Aurora brings you exceptional images from Spain, representing the vibrancy and diversity of Spanish masks.
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Aurora Rocks   Aurora Rocks
Various Aurora Photographers
While not well known for our music personalities, Aurora does have some great work. Allow us to share some of these photgraphers with you. From Bowie to Eminem, the Stones to Bob Marley, there's more than you might think.
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Why Some Live Longer   Why Some Live Longer
David McLain / Aurora Photos
None of the centenarians smoke, but all of them eat a diet consisting mainly of fruit and vegetables, share a strong emphasis on the family, and are are deeply invested in their communities. Experts tell us it is possible to view the behaviors of the world's longest lived people as a kind of ala carte menu from which a person can choose their favorite habits from each culture and incorporate them into their lives accordingly. These mall habits and lifestyle choices can add or subtract a significant number of healthy years to one's life. The choice is up to you. Click "text" bellow on the thumbnail to read more...
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Kentucky Horse Country   Kentucky Horse Country
Melissa Farlow / Aurora Photos
Horse country is a story about how thoroughbred horses are born and raised in Kentucky creating a billion dollar industry. Although there are prestigious farms with names like Calumet, they are really horse factories churning out hundreds of racing hopefuls year after year. Over 600 farms spread throughout six counties ranging in size from a thousand acres to many thousands. This is just a small sample of the images Melissa Farlow has on this topic.
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Small Town Jamboree   Small Town Jamboree
Jonathan Kingston / Aurora
High atop the Blue Ridge Mountains there is a place that transcends time and gathers old and young, to share in the harmony of music. Folks from around the world congregate in the Country Store in Floyd, Virginia to dance to the rhythm of bluegrass and old-time music that is borrowed from the surrounding hills and valleys.
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A Quiet Horseman   A Quiet Horseman
Andrew Councill / Aurora
"A Quiet Horseman" is the story of a Purple Heart recipient and Iraq war veteran's service in the last active horse unit in the U.S. Army. The "Old Guard's Caisson Platoon" bears fallen soldiers to their graves in Arlington National Cemetery in the U.S. This story ran in the New York Times Sunday Magazine on Jan. 1, 2006.
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The Saami Culture   The Saami Culture
Anders Ryman / Aurora
The Saami people living in Kautokeino, Norway celebrate weddings and other life cycle ceremonies at Easter time, after which the reindeer herders move with their herds to the Atlantic coast for summer pasture. The Saami currently live in Norway, Sweden, Russia and Finland.
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The Photography of Pierre Boulat   The Photography of Pierre Boulat
Pierre Boulat / Cosmos / Aurora
Born in 1924 in France, photojournalist Pierre Boulat worked extensively for LIFE Magazine. While few know about him in the United States, he captured the most intimate moments of famous personalities such as Dali, Fernand Léger, Karen Blixen, Juliette Gréco, Gérard Depardieu and Henri Langlois. His interest in fashion lead him to meet Yves Saint Laurent who allowed him to document the dress designers world. Pierre Boulat died in January 1998, but his great work remains togehter with some commentary on each situation.
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Roller Girrrrls   Roller Girrrrls
Katja Heinemann / Aurora
The Skate Key Roller Rink in the South Bronx, NY. The match, a qualifying bout for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League's semi-finals. Roller Derby originated during the depression, and had its heyday in the 1940’s and 1950’s. After fading into oblivion, the sport has made a comeback, updated with a more punk rock, hardcore feel in both the roller girls' sexy outfits and the ferocity and bruising nature of the sport. During a bout, five roller girls in each team face off in the rink, scoring points when a jammer passes the opposing team, which that team's blockers will try to prevent. Falls, entanglements and pile-ups result, much to the delight of the fans.
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Playing on Rocks   Playing on Rocks

Looking for the real-deal when it comes to climbing photography? Look no further. The OC represents the top rock climbing shooters and photos of the creme of the crop climbers who scale the most challenging rock walls around the globe. A mix of rock, ice and big mountain climbing photography can be easily searched and found in quantity in the OC. These shooters and climbers takes huge risks and push well beyond self doubt and fear to bring the OC a one of a kind gallery of images from high above.
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A Way of Life   A Way of Life

The Outdoor Collection bring outdoor adventure lifestyle to a level that is like no other. Our photographers bring the outdoor lifestyle genere to a unqiue space where creativity, unqiueness and visual impact are all part of the final product. While encompassing a creative style appropriate for a commercial audience, the pictures also retain a feeling of real people in real situations. This refined selection was hand picked by our editors to show a sampling of what the OC has to offer.
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Introducing Michael Scott Slosar   Introducing Michael Scott Slosar

Michael Scott Slosar brings a unique look to his imagery of the human spirit. Deeply personal with a strong sense of mood and atmosphere, these images evoke the inner spirit. Michael's ability to make pictures that tell a story is keen, focused and full of emotion. Slosar with this first set of photos now represented for stock by Aurora.
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Faces of the Outdoors   Faces of the Outdoors
Jeff Singer / Aurora's Outdoor Collection
Jeff Singer's portraits carry the raw, yet soft feel of air and sea. Reflected in the eyes are the emotions of each subjects. Jeff creates a look that is strikingly beautiful with a perspective that jumps over standard outdoor portrait.
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The Transvestites of Pakistan   The Transvestites of Pakistan
Dennis Drenner / Aurora
On the bottom rungs of Pakistan's social ladder, the eunuch-transvestites or "Hijras" scrape out a hard existence. Cultural descendants of the court eunuchs of the Mughal Empire (1526-1858), the Hijras now earn their living as beggars, dancers and prostitutes.
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The Eagle Lady   The Eagle Lady
Cary Anderson / Aurora
Every winter for 25 years, “The Eagle Lady”, 81 year old Jean Keene, has fed a gathering of bald eagles in Homer, Alaska. What began as a pair of birds became more than 200! Her daily congregation of eagles is hard to believe, but well documented. In the biographical, pictorial book, "The Eagle Lady," Aurora’s contributing photographer, Cary Anderson, illustrates Keene's fascinating life among the eagles and recounts her earlier, little-known days as a rodeo daredevil. Generous text excerpts from the book are available from Aurora as part of this feature.
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The Kingdom of Mustang   The Kingdom of Mustang
Robert Caputo / Aurora
Geographically and culturally more a part of Tibet than Nepal, Mustang contains a wild landscape of eroded cliffs and hidden caves. Little changed by twentieth century influences, the culture of the hardy Lobas people remains full of myth and legend. Mustang was founded in the 15th century by a Tibetan monarch who consolidated various small local chiefdoms into the Kingdom of Lo. Eventually Mustang was incorporated into Nepal but it has remained isolated, and rarely visited.
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The People: Patagonia Part II   The People: Patagonia Part II
Peter Essick / Aurora
Aurora photographer Peter Essick spent several months in Patagonia. There he photographed the land and the people. Peter tells us of one individual, "Joaquin Nonso in the northern Patagonian town of Gaima. He's about 82 years old and runs an outdoor gallery in his backyard that he calls El Desafío (The Challenge). He takes discards such as old plastic bottles, tins, and soda cans, and makes artwork out of them."
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Remember: Martin Luther King   Remember: Martin Luther King
Various Aurora Photographers
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King - 1929-1968
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Abkhazia   Abkhazia
Beth Wald / Aurora
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Abkhazia declared independence, Georgia invaded and the country was ravaged. The Georgians withdrew in 1993, but since Abkhazia has endured an ironclad embargo from both Russia and Georgia. Although the Georgian troops are gone, Abkhazia is not recognized as a state by the international community, instead it is trapped in a brutal limbo- a country forgotten by the world.
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A Small Place in the Desert - Oualata   A Small Place in the Desert - Oualata

Listed on the World Human Heritage site, Oualata has resisted a hostile climate, the advance of the desert, absence of drinking water and remoteness. Yet, it is the most beautiful city of Mauritania, well known for the intricate, architectural ornamentation. The beautiful designs on walls and doors are mainly made from local gypsum and clay. In addition the traveler will find a world-famous Koranic school that positions the city as one of the most renowned centers of Islamic scholarship in the Sahara region. In contrast, with no surface roads and one airstrip,.Oualata is used for the internal exile of Mauritanian political prisoners.
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Hammam   Hammam
Pascal Meunier/Cosmos/Aurora
When the conquering empire receded south, the architectual remains of the Greek and Roman baths and the balnea gave way to the bath houses, or hammams of Islam. However, not until Muhammed praised the use of sweat baths in the 5th Century did the Islamic hammam proliferate.
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Christians in Iraq   Christians in Iraq
Pierre Abensur/Pixsil/Aurora
After more than a year of daily news from Iraq, a look at the Christians who have been part of the region. Isolated and anxious from the rise of Moslem fundamentalism, the Christians of Iraq seek to leave their country, but they don't and persevere.
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Women's Labor in Asia   Women's Labor in Asia
Fernando Moleres
In the global economy new centers of garment production have appeared in Asian countries like China, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Fernando Moleres documents these new centers, showing the working conditions and way of life of workers there.
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Eating in America   Eating in America
David McLain/Aurora
America loves to eat. Whether its carefully aged Prosciutto, Genera Tao's chicken, or a french fry sandwich, no fear exists. Take a quirky look at middle America's love affair with food through Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's Strip District, a place where people from diverse ethnic backgrounds come together to celebrate food and the art of eating.
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Introducing Adrian Mueller   Introducing Adrian Mueller
Adrian Mueller/Aurora
Adrian Mueller, member of Swiss group fabrik studios and recipient of the 'Max Husmann Grant for excellence in social photography,' has worked on several documentary projects including 'Station of Hope - Child labor in Bangladesh' and 'Guinea pig - Humans as test subjects for NASA'. His work has been published in National Geographic Japan, Shape Magazine, Stern & Business Week. He has shot commercial assignments for clients such as Timberland, New Balance and Cannondale. More...
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Elephant Polo   Elephant Polo
Bernd Jonkmanns/ laif/Aurora
Elephant polo was first played in India around the turn of the 20th century by members of the British aristocracy. The first games were played with a soccer ball, but after finding that the elephants like to smash the balls, the soccer ball was replaced with a standard polo ball. Strange? There's more....
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The Nuba   The Nuba
Meridith Davenport/Aurora
In the Nuba Mountains of Sudan the traditional way of life of it’s people a hard battle is being fought. Hunger and sickness have affected the physiques of the Nuba, yet they persever. Even though tens of thousands died and hundreds of thousands have been forced into government camps, more than a million survive. Meredith Davenport takes us into their world. More….
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The Portraiture of Serge Cohen   The Portraiture of Serge Cohen
Serge Cohen / Cosmos / Aurora
On being a photographer he says, "It's something you are born with. You choose photography as a profession because you want to learn, because you want everyday to be filled with a journey, a human, an idea, something that all the others don't see."
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Cowgirl Queens   Cowgirl Queens
Katja Heinemann/Aurora
Want to represent the sport of rodeo, take home a new Western Wear wardrobe and win $10,000 in college scholarship money? Here’s how.
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Crazy Bikes   Crazy Bikes
Eric Sanders / Cosmos / Aurora
On June 26, 1819 W. K. Clarkson, Jr. was granted a U.S. patent for a "velocipede", a bicycle where the pedals are attached to the front wheel, but a fire destroyed the records. The actual design isn't known and early American interest in his invention was, to say the least, underwhelming. However, it seems things have changed, read on..
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Garden's Bounty   Garden's Bounty
Cary Wolinsky
Italian chef Benedetta Vitali of the award winning restaurant, Zibibbo, asked the creative, husband & wife team of Barbara and Cary Wolinsky to visually explore Italian cooking for her latest cook book. Check it out.
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The Portraiture of Carolyn Djanogly   The Portraiture of Carolyn Djanogly
Carolyn Djanogly/Aurora
From her home-base of London, Carolyn Djanogly has been specializing in portraiture for magazines and newspapers worldwide. We invite you to take a look at her work.
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Sand Cities   Sand Cities
Serge Sibert / Cosmos / Aurora
Deep in the Mauritanian Desert the sand cities of Ouadane, Witness daily life in Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichit, and Oualata, all cities that date from the 10th Century and all named World Human Heritage sites by Unesco.
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WW II Again   WW II Again
Katja Heinemann/Aurora
World War II takes place each year in Reading, Pennsylvania. There are bombed-out French villages constructed of plywood, vintage trucks, machine guns and jeeps, and lot's of GIs and German soldiers participating mock battles.
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Habitat for Humanity   Habitat for Humanity
Randy Olson & Melissa Farlow/Aurora
Across the United States, a Habitat for Humanity build brings many different people together to help give others a roof over their heads and a place to call home.
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Delray Beach Homefront Patrol   Delray Beach Homefront Patrol
Nina Berman/Aurora
Beware the terrorist who crosses paths with the Delray beach Homefront Patrol.
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The Rolling Stones   The Rolling Stones
Nina Berman / Aurora
The Rolling Stones in concert.
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Fulton Fish Market   Fulton Fish Market
Bridget Besaw Gorman/Aurora
A New York City establishment for 160 years soon to disappear - but for now still hustling and bustling with activity and tradition.
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Masters of the Hunt   Masters of the Hunt
Todd Bigelow/Aurora
Coyote hunting in California. Americans pursue the tradition and trappings of English fox hunting.
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Marine Recruitment   Marine Recruitment
Artz/Laif/Aurora
At Parris Island, S.C. Marine recruitment takes on an interesting twist.
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Stories and Images from 9/11   Stories and Images from 9/11
Lynn Johnson/Aurora
In remembrance of last year's tragedy, Aurora would like to share with you Lynn Johnson's diary of her experience in her words and images.
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The Lewis and Clark Trail   The Lewis and Clark Trail
Jose Azel/Aurora
Almost 200 years ago the land's of Native Americans, bison and wilderness began an epic of change.
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Cyber Sex - Big Business Online   Cyber Sex - Big Business Online
Photographs by Jim Lo Scalzo/US News/Aurora
You can make money on the Internet. Sex.
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Martha Stewart   Martha Stewart
Nina Berman
Martha Stewart on the set of her television show, Connecticut.
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Becoming Their Mom   Becoming Their Mom
Robert Caputo
Retired gunsmith Ben Kilham lends a hand to mother nature by nurturing orphaned black bear cubs, preparing them for for the elements of life in the woods near Lyme, New Hampshire. From foraging for food to protecting
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Alzheimers   Alzheimers
Peter Granser/Aurora
An intimate portrait of a devasting disease from the German Agency laif.

Photographer Peter Granser has won an award. View details
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Rhythm of the Tides   Rhythm of the Tides
Tim Peters/Aurora
Explore the Grand Manan Island fisheries in New Brunswick, Canada.
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Hugh Brantner   Hugh Brantner
Hugh Brantner/Aurora
Still lives in and out of the studio and stock in various styles.
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Oskalooska   Oskalooska
Nina Berman/Aurora
In the wake of September 11 lives a small town in America; a place where there's prayer in school, football heroes are created, corn fields grow and people lead simple yet satisfying lives.
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Women of Afghanistan   Women of Afghanistan
Nina Berman/Aurora
This is the story of Afghanistan as it was before the events of September 11th, at a time when the world's focus was not on this dry, Middle Eastern country and the Taliban reigned supreme.
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Afghanistan, Stay or Go?   Afghanistan, Stay or Go?
Chris Anderson/Aurora
Chris Anderson visits a remote district in the Afghan mountains where the people are suffering from starvation, disease, extreme weather conditions, and the Taliban.
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The Age of E-Mail   The Age of E-Mail
Nina Berman/Aurora
It's been 30 years since the first email made its way through a computer room in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now, billions of emails crisscross cyberspace every day. There are email addicts, hackers, and kidnappers send
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Enron's Former Chief   Enron's Former Chief
Robb Kendrick/Aurora
Former Enron head Kenneth Lay joins a long list of Enron excutives who refuse to cooperate with the investigation of the energy giant's collapsed company.
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State of the Union Address   State of the Union Address
Brad Markel/Aurora
President Bush gives his State of the Union address to Congress on 1/29/02 .Vice President Dick Cheney and Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert sit behind Bush.
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The Children of Chernobyl   The Children of Chernobyl
Chris Hamilton/Aurora
Fifteen years since the disaster at Chernobyl, Cuba is still receiving and treating the radiation fallout victims. Over 19,000 children have been treated since the program started.
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The Khanty of Siberia   The Khanty of Siberia
Scott S. Warren/Aurora
The Khanty people of northwestern Siberia have lived there for thousands of years as fishermen, hunters and Reindeer herders. Having survived decades of Soviet oppression, the Khanty now face a newer, more ominous
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Assignment USA   Assignment USA
Todd Bigelow/Aurora
Whether in protest or celebration,in the heartland or along the border,Todd Bigelow catches glimpses intothe lives of everyday Americans-those who when knitted togetherdefine the fabric of America.
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Exit Huntsville   Exit Huntsville
Andrew Lichtenstein/Aurora
Every weekday afternoon in Hunstville, Texas, over 150 former inmates walk out from behind prison fences and into freedom, some are met outside while other wait to catch a Greyhound bus.
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Times Square   Times Square
Nina Berman/Aurora
Explore the changing face of New York City's Times Square with a native New Yorker as your guide.
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Fleeing Afghanistan   Fleeing Afghanistan
Chris Anderson/Aurora
There are over two million Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan, making Afghans the largest single refugee group in the world. Join Chris as he bears witness to this displaced population at a camp in Pakistan nea
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Polar Bear Hunt   Polar Bear Hunt
Chris Anderson/Aurora
Join an Aurora photographer as he explores Greenland with Inuit hunters.
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Jack's Life: A World in Two Blocks   Jack's Life: A World in Two Blocks
Randy Olson/Aurora
Jack is over 60, and living in Gilbert, Arkansas (pop. 43) with Down's syndrome.
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The Basket Maker   The Basket Maker
Jose Azel/Aurora
Steve Zeh backs his hand crafted baskets with years oftraining and tradition
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Brethren Family   Brethren Family
Randy Olson/Aurora
The Protiva family escaped urban angst by moving to Peace Valley, Missouri and adopting a conservative Christian lifestyle.
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