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Winners of the 2020 Epson International Pano Awards

© Matt Jackisch / The 11th EPSON International Pano Awards The top-scoring panoramic photos entered in the 11th Epson International Pano Awards have just been announced. The contest is meant to showcase the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. Organizers reported...

The World Is Trapped in America’s Culture War

LONDON—Sharing the internet with America is like sharing your living room with a rhinoceros. It’s huge, it’s right there, and whatever it’s doing now, you sure as hell know about it.This month, Twitter announced that it would restrict retweets for a few weeks, and prompt its users to reconsider sharing content which has been flagged as misinformation....

The Biden Doctrine Begins With Latin America

The trip to Guatemala was a crucial one, Joe Biden told the delegation flying with him on Air Force Two. It was January 2016, and the Central American country was emerging from months of political chaos after its president and vice president were ousted and jailed over a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme. Fed up with the political establishment,...

Photos of the Week: Watery Labyrinth, Giza Necropolis, Wuhan Opera

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Movie-making in Italy, a drive-in viewing of the World Series in Los Angeles, a church set ablaze in Chile, wildfires in Colorado, grandmotherly tai chi in China, rugby matches in Australia, balloon crop-spraying in China, rescued huskies in Russia, and...

Photos: Prodemocracy Protests in Thailand

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters In Thailand, demonstrations against the military-backed government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have taken place, off and on, since February, interrupted by COVID-19 lockdowns until late July. On October 14, thousands of anti-government protestors...

Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season

Maxim Shemetov / Reuters Autumn is definitely the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Once again it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations,...

The World Order That Donald Trump Revealed

To Donald Trump’s critics, four years of posturing has left him exposed for all the world to see. The president hasn’t made America great again, they argue; he has made it weaker than it’s ever been: disrespected, ridiculed, and now even pitied, as it struggles to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. He has failed to rebalance relations with China,...

The World Leaders Emboldened by Trump

“It’s funny, the relationships I have,” Donald Trump told the Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. “The tougher and meaner they are, the better I get along with them. … The easy ones are the ones I maybe don’t like as much or don’t get along with as much.”President Trump has upended the United States’ role in the world, pulling the country out of...

Jacinda Ardern’s Job Will Only Get Harder

In February, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party was down in the polls. Voters were expressing frustrations that her government had overpromised and underdelivered on major campaign issues such as inequality and housing. Some observers suggested that the New Zealand prime minister’s first term would be her last.Then the pandemic happened. While many countries...

Photos of the Week: Puma Cub, Nord Boss, Mosque Moon

Go Nakamura / Reuters Spider-Man in Mexico City, the NBA Finals in Florida, a dragon-boat race in China, BMX racing in the Netherlands, a graduation in Guinea, a bridal photo shoot in Ireland, prodemocracy protests in Thailand, a Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and much more

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