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Greenland Ice Melt   Greenland Ice Melt
James Balog

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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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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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Roll Into Summer with Aurora   Roll Into Summer with Aurora
Various / Aurora Photos
As the summer approaches, we've compiled some of our best biking photos for your enjoyment. From a casual spin down Main St. to a full-on biking adventure, this set will be sure to get your wheels spinning.
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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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Call of the Wild   Call of the Wild
Scagliola / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A hotel closing for the off-season is a common occurrence. A hotel melting for the off-season is not quite so common. Québec's Ice Hotel is just one of the things that makes the region a unique winter adventure destination. Just a short ride away from the Québec municipal area, adventurers can find the sort of outdoor experiences that would make even the most seasoned winter enthusiast jealous. From snowshoeing near Lac La Mot to dog sledding in St. David de Falardou, there is sure to be plenty of wonder in this winter wonderland.
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Fortitude of a Culture   Fortitude of a Culture
Rafal Gerszack / Aurora Photos
No group of Afghani people suffered more during the reign of the Taliban than the Hazara. After surviving centuries of persecution, the Hazara have found relative calm in post-Taliban Afghanistan. However, the continual threat of a Taliban resurgence and harsh living conditions make daily life a struggle for the Hazara. Still, the Hazara people continue to do what they have done best over the past several centuries - survive.
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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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Edible Skulls, Temples, and Subways   Edible Skulls, Temples, and Subways
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Traveling to Mexico to document the remnants of ancient Aztec culture in modern Mexico, Aurora photographer Peter Essick found more than he bargained for. From temples backlit by city skylines, to edible skulls sold on the Day of the Dead, Essick presentsa fascinating picture of this blending of cultures.
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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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Introducing Ryan Heffernan   Introducing Ryan Heffernan
Ryan Heffernan / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer Ryan Heffernan believes that the best images capture "everyday moments that illuminate our common spirit." A much sought after editorial and corporate photographer, Ryan brings unique expression and a sense of place to the Aurora collection.
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New From Nordic Photos   New From Nordic Photos
Various Photographers / Nordic / Aurora Photos
Top Scandinavian agency Nordic Photos presents a set of images that creatively capture individual moments in order to tell engaging stories. These photos highlight the unexpected and expressive nature that has come to embody Nordic's work.
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The World Trade Center Remembered   The World Trade Center Remembered
Aurora Photos
A set of images taken by Aurora photographers during the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
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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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Surf Milan   Surf Milan
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Is it possible to surf a stone's throw away from Milan? It is in Turbigo. In this town 2 hours away from the ocean, the Naviglio Grande canal and the thermal power station create a practically perfect wave. The “Turbigo wave” is generated by the strong jet of water which spurts from the dam and which over the past few years has attracted many sports fanatics, canoeists and local surfers.
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Opulence in Dubai   Opulence in Dubai
Xanthopoulos / Invision / Aurora Photos
The city of Dubai is in deep financial crisis, but it certainly doesn’t look that way from the outside looking in. Walking around Dubai city you will see one amazing building after the other. The neighborhoods within the city are all built like small theme parks, filled with shopping malls that boast luxuries such as indoor ski resorts. Everywhere is air conditioned, and even the bus stops have exotic fish tanks. Dubai is like a playground for the rich, for as long as it holds.
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Recycling Wizards   Recycling Wizards
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
In the capital of Mali there is a place where hundreds of people are busy in a sort of percussion concert; the district of blacksmiths. African blacksmiths are a scorned caste, yet feared at the same time. Viewed as magicians who are able to tame fire to make utensils such as ploughs, stoves, trunks and pails out of car wrecks, old oil drums and food cans. In the Western world, where recycling is a relatively new trend, we don't realize that in nations such as Africa, people do it everyday out of necessity.
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White Desert and Whales Valley   White Desert and Whales Valley
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
The White Desert of Egypt is named for its color, which comes from the massive chalk formations created during sandstorms. "Whales Valley", a paleontological site southwest of Cairo, containing hundreds of fossils of the earliest forms of whales, is an ancient seabed, now desert. Photographer Alessandro Gandolfi captures the mystical beauty of these two unique natural formations.
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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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Maine Farmlands   Maine Farmlands
Bridget Besaw / Aurora Photos
Photographer Bridget Besaw spent over a year photographing Maine farms for the book "From the Land". Published by the Maine Farmland Trust, the book showcases seven farms that take different approaches to farmland preservation. Besaw's images capture the vibrancy and exciting future of Maine's Farms.
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Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon   Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon
Gavalas / Invision / Aurora Photos
Photographer Gavalas went to the Messolonghi lagoon, the most famous fish production place in Greece where fish is farmed and still caught traditionally. Gavalas captured the lives of the fisherman who live there from October to March working at the fish farms. The work is hard and the quality of life is not very good. The state-owned housing is in poor condition, and the rules are strict. The law prohibits catching small fishes, so the fisherman throw them back into the lagoon and millions of them float, dead, at the surface.
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Ivory Coast Crisis   Ivory Coast Crisis
Zumstein / VU / Aurora Photos
In November the former prime minister, Alassane Quattara defeated the then president Laurent Gbagbo to be elected as the current president of the Ivory Coast. However, outgoing president Gbagbo refused to admit defeat, and kept power, causing fears of civil war to rise. Photographer Michael Zumstein captured the current state of this political emergency, as Quattara took refuge in the Golf Hotel and the international community sent envoys to put an end to this crisis.
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Beer, Bait and Ammo   Beer, Bait and Ammo
Young / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Photographer Michael Loyd Young documents the hunting and fishing culture along the coastline from Southern Texas to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Highlighting the south's rich tradition of fishing and hunting excursions, Young takes us out into the woods, marshes and lakes to find the catch.
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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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Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania   Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora
ParalleloZero photographer Bruno Zanzottera traveled to Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, Africa to shoot the breathtaking scenery and The MV Liemba. The ship was originally built in Germany in 1913, transported by rail and then reassembled on the lake. She is currently the only means of transportation for people and goods on the lake, and is probably the oldest boat still in service in the world.
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India and Italy Parmesan   India and Italy Parmesan
Marco Gualazzini / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Multiculturalism, dialogue and reception are slowly becoming the norm in the Italian province of Parma as immigration, particularly Indian, becomes more prevalent. Indian immigrants are being incorporated into the growth, trade and wealth of the area, engaging in agriculture and dairy production and over time sharing in the important tradition of the Parma area; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
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Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
A look at the Saudi Arabia of the future. Photographer Gandolfi tries to imagine it in this set of images capturing the capital; Riyadh, the desert in the north, and finally Jeddah; one of the most cosmopolitan cities on Earth. Here, a different Arabia is being formed, more tolerant and less attached to the oil economy, recognizing that the future of the country relies on tourism.
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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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Christmas Cheer   Christmas Cheer
Various / Aurora Photos
Happy Holidays from Maine. Wish you were here! Warmest wishes to you and yours wherever you may be.
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Great White Expedition   Great White Expedition
Chris Ross / Aurora Photos
Last July off the coast of Mexico an international expedition of scientists and volunteers caught and tagged 7 great white sharks. The crew took measurements, gathered DNA samples, and fastened real-time satellite tags to the sharks to study migratory patterns over a 5-year period.
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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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Swordfishing in Italy   Swordfishing in Italy
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora
ParalleloZero photographer Sergio Ramazzotti shot the now-dying historical profession, which uses techniques developed 2,200 years ago. Using special boats called "passerelle", which are equipped with a 20 meter high viewpoint and a 40 meter long gangway, expert throwers harpoon and capture the fish. These rich, moving images offer a glimpse at a hard, traditional lifestyle.
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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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New York Land   New York Land
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
A collection of images that contrasts iconic New York City sights with aspects of the daily grind. Photographer Allesandro Gandolfi captures the both the grandiose and the forgotten details of this city as it continuously buzzes with life.
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Editorial: Our Year in Images 2010   Editorial: Our Year in Images 2010
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Look back on the year and check out our favorite images from 2010!
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The Model Village   The Model Village
Grassani / Invision / Aurora
The Vauban district in Freiberg, Germany was specifically designed by its inhabitants to meet their ecological, social, economic and cultural requirements. They utilized new concepts in energy, traffic, building and social interaction to create a sustainable, flourishing neighborhood.
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Majorca   Majorca
Drexell / Gruppe 28 / Aurora Photos
Learn some history and partake in the Fiesta of the Christians and the Moors; a festival in Majorca where the local people reenact the fight between these two ancestral groups who determined the formation and culture of their country; Spain. Majorca, part of the Balearic Islands, is located in the Mediterranean Sea off of the east coast of Spain. Local festivals aren't all the island has to offer, photographer Rainer Drexel's images of underwater caves, an impressive aquarium and impressive architecture all pack a punch.
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North Korea Utopia   North Korea Utopia
Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
ParelleloZero Photographer Ramazzotti brings us an exceptional reportage from the heart of the impenetrable kingdom of Kim Jong Il, the absolute dictator of North Korea. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, the people try to survive the scorching summers, freezing winters, and ongoing hunger without neglecting their duty as good citizens: to honor the sacred name of their great leader every day of the year.
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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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Saudi Arabia: Wind of Change   Saudi Arabia: Wind of Change
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Signs of change are becoming evident in Saudi Arabia as it slowly becomes a more modern state, modeling itself after the United Arab Emirates. Even the princes are investing in non-oil arenas, such as the city centers and flourishing tourist industry. At the same time, a few unique reforms are taking shape, like the appointment of the first female minister. Photographer Bruno Zanzottera illustrates the modernization of this traditionalist oil empire.
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Bolivia   Bolivia
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Often associated with the bright, saturated colors of the Incan tradition, portraits of Bolivia are many times reduced to kitschy images appealing to the tourism industry. In the wake of that comes this refreshing collection of subtle images that captures the dichotomy between the traditional and contemporary evident in the country's people and its geography.
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Found Beach Objects   Found Beach Objects
Narelle Autio / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Australian photographer Narelle Autio's image set turns to the ocean in a documentation of what is left behind on the beach 
through nature and by man. Each object is taken out of its sandy context and shot against a pure white background, treating each as a meaningful specimen, captured with an extreme attention to detail. In 2002 Autio became the fist ever Australian to win the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
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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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A look at Mexico   A look at Mexico
Bielatowicz / Visavis / Aurora Photos
Unusual, fleeting moments in time. A man lies forgotten in front of a church, a vanquished bullfighter walks out of the spotlight, hundreds of cowboy hats wait on shelves to find their home. People places and things, all slices of life capturing the character and mood of an instant in cities and towns throughout Mexico.
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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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Art with Strings and Wood   Art with Strings and Wood
Serge Picard / Vu / Aurora
Photographer Serge Picard traveled to Cremone, Italy, a city in northern Italy famous for its musical history and traditions to document the art of building a violin. He visited several workshops and captured the beautiful materials, tools and precise detail that a master craftsman uses to create each instrument. Picard's images illustrate the stages of the making of a violin, from a clean piece of wood being hand-planed, to the finished instrument ready for a concert.
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Wellness   Wellness
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Exercise, relaxation and eating good food are the keys to treating your body well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Easier said than done, right? Not anymore! We've created a dynamic, motivating set of the best wellness-inspiring images out there. Jump in, your body will thank you.
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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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On Food: Clay McLachlan   On Food: Clay McLachlan
Clay McLachlan / Aurora Photos
Food stock or assignment photography, Aurora's Clay McLachlan is on it. He has decades of experience ranging from wine and vineyards to shoots of full scale restaurants such as the shoot he did for Press St. Helena. Clay’s work reflects the essence of the place and his images capture food as the purest expression of the finest ingredients.
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Introducing SpecialistStock   Introducing SpecialistStock
Various Photographers / SpecialistStock / Aurora Photos
Offering a new perspective and global coverage on wildlife and the environment through science, society and the natural world.
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Horse Therapy in Mexico   Horse Therapy in Mexico
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
A stroke left Guadalupe Pena Villareal with facial paralysis and half of her body paralyzed. All of her life she rode horses and her intuition told her that trying riding again could help her. She got up on the horse once, and then a thousand more times, each day trying movements, which at that time she couldn't do. She was ultimately able to recuperate movement, and now she uses horseback riding to help others get well.
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Greenland: Geography   Greenland: Geography
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Greenland's geography is most identified by the ironic nature of its name, for this country is in actuality a large sheet of ice, and rarely green at all. However, global warming is visibly leaving its mark, will the continued rise in temperatures soon change this?
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Greenland: Present Day   Greenland: Present Day
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Photographer Peter Essick's images tell the story of how the rise in temperatures have affected the land and lifestyles of the people living in Greenland. The warmer temperatures have opened up new opportunities for agriculture, commercial fishing, mining, and oil exploration.
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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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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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Winter is Upon Us   Winter is Upon Us
Various Aurora Photographers
When the temperature drops we have what you need. With hundreds of gripping shots of winter sports to choose from, let Aurora outfit you for the season.
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Introducing Andy Richter   Introducing Andy Richter
Andy Richter / Aurora Photos
The pursuit of compelling images and the desire to connect with new cultures and distant landscapes has led Andy Richter to 38 countries with his camera in hand. Take a journey through his images.
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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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America's National Parks 2010   America's National Parks 2010
Various Aurora Photographers
More than 1,700 new images from America's National Parks have entered Aurora's online collection, many of them in the last 12 months. Have a look!
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Out of the Ordinary from Cultura   Out of the Ordinary from Cultura
Various Cultura Photographers / Aurora Photos
A dynamic collection capturing the individuality of Europe and its people. Unusual and diverse photos of the simple, ordinary things that make up daily life. Experience a rich spectrum of location, emotion and style.
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A Unique View from Nordic   A Unique View from Nordic
Various Nordic Photographers / Aurora Photos
Scandinavia's leading photo agency offers the premier collection of unique, expressive photos from the North. These images add the unexpected to make a personal artistic statement.
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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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Back to work in the Gulf?   Back to work in the Gulf?
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelo Zero / Aurora
While some areas have recently opened to fishing, change for many comes slowly. Photographer Alessandro Gandolfi explores the aftermath of the BP oil spill along the Gulf of Mexico.
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Axiom Rough Guides Collection   Axiom Rough Guides Collection
Axiom / Various / Aurora Photos
Introducing a band new partnership between Axiom and award winning British Travel publisher Rough Guides to represent the best of their commissioned travel photography. Rough Guides is widely recognized for their unique travel images that take you off the beaten path to experience unusual, unknown sights first hand. Explore this exclusive collection available only to Aurora Photos from our travel photo partner Axiom.
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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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Tobacco   Tobacco
Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject / Aurora Photos
When photographer Rocco Rorandelli's father was dying of lung cancer and refused to stop smoking cigarettes, Rorandelli decided he needed to learn more about the industry. He visited China and India, the first and second largest producers of tobacco in the world. These photos explore the extreme differences he found between the two country's views on tobacco; in China the industry is synonymous with prosperity and is a symbol of suburbia, while in India tobacco is equated with poverty and hardship.
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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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Tuna Decline   Tuna Decline
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Tuna, the fish that is the staple of kids lunches, sushi platters, and Mediterranean cooking, is in decline. Conservation efforts to control the overfishing of tuna stocks, especially the giant blue fin and yellow fin, are growing, but enforcement continues to be a problem. If trends cannot be reversed, the fish that most recognize only in a can, may cease to be recognized in the seas.
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Scenic Inspiration   Scenic Inspiration
Mark Adamus / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer Marc Adamus captures amazing light in the fleeting atmosphere of bold landscapes. His pursuit of unique moments generated by the magic and energy of the wilderness, means Adamus will often spend months immersing himself in a place, despite the rigors of season and weather.
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Spa Treatment in Sri Lanka   Spa Treatment in Sri Lanka
Matthew Wakem / Aurora Photos
Matthew Wakem and his wife, Maria, traveled to Sri Lanka to document luxury spas and resorts. Wakem’s photographs transport you to a place of relaxation and serenity that few get to experience first hand.
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Prison Valley   Prison Valley
Phillippe Brault / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Philippe Brault spent several many weeks documenting life in Fremont County, Colorado. There, prisons are an industry like any another, and the great majority of the county's inhabitants depend on the prison industry.
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Window to the World   Window to the World
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Whether you're flying over the Sahara Desert on vacation, or staying in a skyscraper hotel in New York City on business, window views allow for a sense of place, wonder and perspective. Take a glance out Aurora’s window on the world.
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Urban Sprawl   Urban Sprawl
Marcus Doyle / Vu / Aurora Photos
Marcus Doyle has always been interested in the way humans adapts to their natural surroundings and in turn the way nature adapts to the artificial. In this body of work he wanted to show various aspects of the landscape containing some form of man made element. He chose to shoot a lot of the images at night because the light source is always man made and immediately creates an artificial looking alien landscape with enhanced unnatural colors and surreal quality.
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Meat Packing   Meat Packing
Kevin Moloney / Aurora Photos
At the Cargill meat packing plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado, vaccinating the cattle for e-coli is one of the many measures taken to control the harmful-to-humans pathogens that can come in the process of slaughtering. Inspectors work hard taking core samples and scanning beef trimmings to be tested for e-coli and other contaminants.
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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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Beyond a Spill   Beyond a Spill
James Balog / Aurora Photos
James Balog gets into the visceral heart of the gulf spill catastrophe, an epic breakdown of technology and of the human response to the breakdown. From the source, to the fisherman, to the earth, Balog illustrates the entire episode as a bitter paradox; a fight of technology versus nature.
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Take a Dip   Take a Dip
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
There is nothing quite like swimming to cool you down on a hot summer day. We've compiled a full set of new images that cool you down just with one glance. Dip, dunk, plunge, and soak!
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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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Perusing Peru   Perusing Peru
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Between coastal desert and the lush Amazon rain forest, Peru sits nestled alongside the Andes. Peru offers a wide variety of experiences; there are museums to visit, waves to surf, and labyrinthine cities to explore. Besides the rich culture, Peru is home to snow-capped mountains, giant sand dunes, and flocks of tropical birds.
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Training in Jordan   Training in Jordan
Paolo Verzone / VU / Aurora
Located in Amman, Jordan, the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) is a one-of-a-kind special ops training facility, designed to provide world-class training and instruction to US Armed Forces, Jordanian Armed Forces and other regional allies. It is the world's first and largest special forces counterterrorism training facility and provides high tech and fully-immersive training called "Real Combat."
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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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Introducing The Open Collection   Introducing The Open Collection
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
The Open Collection combines the user-friendliness of Royalty-Free licensing with a picture archive that captures the breadth of sports, recreation and outdoor lifestyles. Open covers the diversity of people, places and activities that make us sweat, get high on adrenaline or just put a smile on our face as we explore, challenge ourselves or relax.
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Gulf Oil Spill Hits   Gulf Oil Spill Hits
Bridget Besaw / Aurora Photos
In Southeast Louisiana, Near Grand Terre Island, Aurora Photographer, Bridget Besaw, along with biologists from the LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, inspect the impact the gulf oil spill has had on the coast. Clean up crews work with towels, vacuums, and absorbent pompom booms to absorb the oil, while dolphins, crabs, birds and other sea life await rescue.
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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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Wings Over Africa   Wings Over Africa
Davide Scagliola/Parallelozero/Aurora Photos
A bird’s eye view over the spectacular landscapes of the black continent. An incredible safari on wings over archaeological wonders, national parks, herds of animals, unspoiled wilderness, hidden villages, tribes and natural masterpieces.
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Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan   Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan
Pascal Maitre/ Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Mohenjo-daro was built around 2600BCE and abandoned around 1500 BCE. It was rediscovered in 1922, and after massive excavations it has been discovered that Mohenjo-daro in ancient times was one of the most developed and advanced cities in South Asia. The planning and engineering uncovered showed the importance of the city to the people of the Indus Valley. Today, the Mohanas live like their ancestors, hunting birds wearing masks made from stuffed birds, have floating homes, and produce the same bricks in factories that were originally used to build the city.
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