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  • August 25, 2010   BY Molly Finnegan 

    Photographer Richard Misrach went to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to capture images of the messages people had left on buildings and cars in graffiti when they didn’t have any other way to express themselves. His work is now on display in Houston and New Orleans. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Six-year-old Kamar Hashem Mohammed Al-Nomane is an aspiring professional photographer, and he’s already off to a good start. Photos by Larisa Epatko Continue reading

  • August 19, 2010   BY Talea Miller 

    As the flooding in Pakistan continues to spread, more than 1,500 people have died and millions are homeless, many without access to clean water. The risk of disease outbreaks among the displaced population is high, said UNICEF’s Robin Nandy. He talked to the NewsHour about the situation on the ground. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Doura’s electric plant in southeast Baghdad was spared the firebombing at the start of the Iraq war in 2003. It supplies much of the city’s power, but many residents say that power is in short supply. During the summertime’s peak use, they might get only two to four hours of electricity per day. Photos by Larisa Epatko Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Travis Daub 

    In an effort to rid the country of unsafe, illegal and aging structures, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development plans to demolish half of the country’s residential buildings in the next 20 years. Illegal structures in China have a legacy of poor construction quality and dangerous conditions, especially during earthquakes or storms. But, relocating millions of residents is no small task for a country that is urbanizing at one of the fastest rates in history–and battling corruption at nearly every level of government. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    In the days before Iraqis took over control of security, Baghdad experienced one of its deadliest suicide bombings in months — an attack that killed more than 60 army recruits. The NewsHour visited the scene once the army reopened the square. Photos by Larisa Epatko Continue reading

  • August 10, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Lollapalooza 2010 drew more than 240,000 people from all over the country to Chicago’s Grant Park for 156 acts — including headliners Green Day, Soundgarden and pop sensation Lady Gaga. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Formed as a squat by artists seeking to save the building from demolition in the 1990s, the Tacheles Gallery in Berlin provides space for artists while remaining freely open to the public. The building, which is also a tourist attraction, is threatened by closure because the new owner wants to develop the site. Photos by Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2010   BY Vanessa Dennis 

    As many as 1,500 people have died and 2 million forced to flee their homes in the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2010   BY Lea Winerman 

    AP Photographer Gerald Herbert, a New Orleans native, has been documenting the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading