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[REPOST] Ice Road Truckers in Russia: Buckle Up for a Perilous Drive on a Frozen Siberian River

Amos Chapple was crammed alongside three Russians in a truck just big enough for two, trundling along a frozen Siberian river when he heard breaking glass. The 25-ton truck lurched to one side, and Chapple realized it wasn’t glass, but

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[REPOST] Post-Soviet Style in Kaliningrad

Not long after a bleak period in the 90s, during which Kaliningrad was, according to Research Scholar Dr. Nicole Eaton, Assistant Professor of History at Boston College, “the absolute worst place to be in Russia,” in 2001 Magnum’s Peter Marlow

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[REPOST] Photos: Some of the earliest color images of life around the world

When Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker and philanthropist, decided he wanted to commission a photographic “archive of the planet” he wasn’t joking. And though the idea of cataloging the earth seems whimsical in scope today, the pictures he helped

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[REPOST] The Bizarre World of Fake Vacation Destinations

There are countless ways to travel: on a budget or in first class; on a cruise ship or at a hostel; with tour guides or nothing but a backpack and fresh pair of socks. No matter the voyage, the point

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[REPOST] People want to tear down these architectural masterpieces because they’re too depressing

The term Brutalism, or New Brutalism, was coined to describe an emerging international style of architecture in the early 1950s. The name referenced Le Corbusier’s use of “béton brut,” or unfinished concrete, and described large, usually government or institutional buildings

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[REPOST] Step Inside China’s Hellish, Illicit Steel Factories

Kevin Frayer’s photographs of illegal Chinese steel factories look like postcards from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Thick smoke spews out of tall stacks, steam rises from vast pits, and molten steel flows across the ground like lava. All

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[REPOST] We Asked Pro Photographers To Reveal Their Favorite Compact Cameras

TIME LightBox asked seven professional photographers — conflict shooters, portrait masters, documentary experts and artists — to reveal their compact camera of choice. Their answers might surprise you. While new models like Fujifilm’s X100T made the cut, oldies are also

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