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October 17, 2015 at 05:36AM

The Umbrella Movement, one year later A year after Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in scenes that made headline news around the world, Reuters photographer Tyrone Siu revisited the scenes of the demonstrations. The anniversary comes amid a passionate debate in Hong Kong about the extent of mainland China’s control of the city. — By Reuters
A combination picture shows protesters opening their umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy movement, as they mark exactly one month since they took to the streets in Hong Kong’s financial central district in this Oct. 28, 2014 photo (top) and the same location on Sept. 16. (Reuters)
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October 14, 2015 at 11:56PM

Hot-air balloon festivals Hot-air balloon festivals are a visual treat for many. Not only do they provide a stunning perspective for their passengers, but their playful shapes, colors, and themes make these floating vessels excellent subject matter for photographers, both on the ground and in the sky. Here is a look at some of the 2015 balloonist gatherings around the globe. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
A hot-air balloon flies over fields on the outskirts of Minsk on July 18, during the Second International Aeronautics Championship. About 70 pilots from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and New Zealand take part in the championship. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
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October 09, 2015 at 01:02AM

Historic flooding in South Carolina South Carolina residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains. As many people start the cleanup, others prepare for the threat of floodwaters moving toward the coast. Seventeen people died in the state, and the damage to infrastructure was devastating. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Flooding around Aberdeen Country Club, on Oct. 6 in Longs. S.C.. The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and multiple deaths. (Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News via AP)
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October 06, 2015 at 04:22AM

Perilous Crossings “They just keep coming,” I thought as I stood on the northern shore of Lesbos in Greece. Raft after raft landed up and down the coast of this enchanted island. It was surreal. This set the tone for the next two weeks, following the route of refugees and migrants looking for a better life. I was moved to tears watching a young boy gather as much bread as he could carry at an aid station, and I was truly inspired by the men who dived into the sea when their engine quit, pushing and pulling their raft to the rocky shoreline near Skala Sykamnias. At times they walked for miles in unbearable heat, not necessarily knowing where they were but knowing it was better than the world they fled. — By Boston Globe photographer Craig F. Walker
Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11. From there the refugees follow the road to Mytilene, passing through Sykamnia where they camp for the night. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
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October 02, 2015 at 04:21AM

Globe photos of the month, September 2015 Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an eclipse of a supermoon, Medal of Honor recipients visiting Boston, a 90-year-old’s trek up Mt. Washington, and the start of the Patriots regular season. — By Lloyd Young
A rare supermoon total eclipse was photographed in a multiple exposure at 10-minute intervals over an hour’s time above the Church of St. Peter in Plymouth. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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September 25, 2015 at 07:53AM

Pope Francis’ mission to US Pope Francis is on a historic visit to three US cities in six days. The world leader of the Roman Catholic Church has already visited the White House and addressed a joint session of Congress. Francis will also spread his message in New York City and conclude his trip in Philadelphia this Sunday with a Mass at the World Meeting of Families. — By Lloyd Young
Pope Francis speaks during evening prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on Sept. 24. (Mary Altaffer/pool photo via Associated Press)
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September 23, 2015 at 12:28AM

Animalia A collection of images of creatures recently captured by photographers all over the world. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
A palm-sized baby ray in its ‘Kindergarten Aquarium’ at AquaDom & Sea Life in Berlin, Germany. Five little two and three-month-old undulate rays, born in Sea Life Koenigswinter, are now being raised with young cat sharks in the ‘Kindergarten Aquarium’ until they can move into the large undulate ray tank. The slots above the mouth that look like eyes are gills on the animal’s underbelly. (Jens Kalaena/EPA)
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September 18, 2015 at 05:23AM

Fighting Olympic eviction As sports arenas rise up around them and neighbors houses are demolished, around 50 families remain in Vila Autodromo, a favela bordering the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. About half of those refuse to leave the favela, which they describe as “paradise” because of a lack of violence compared with poor areas elsewhere in the city. With a year until the Games come to Brazil, over 90 percent of residents have already left after accepting compensation. The holdouts, despite violent run-ins with police, vow to fight eviction whatever the cost. Living in a ghost town with sporadic access to water and electricity, the families have become a symbol against the use of the Olympic Games to modernize Rio, a move critics say is only benefiting the rich. — By Reuters
Children play near demolished houses in the Vila Autodromo slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 28. As sports arenas rise up around them and neighbors houses are demolished, around 50 families remain in Vila Autodromo, a favela bordering the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. About half of those refuse to leave the favela, which they describe as “paradise” because of a lack of violence compared with poor areas elsewhere in the city. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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September 14, 2015 at 08:27AM

Peaking at ninety Richard Dreselly first hiked to the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in 1941. He has since hiked the 6288 foot summit seventeen times. Now at 90, he climbed for what he says will be his last time. Globe photographer John Tlumacki captured his three day arduous journey amid the stunning mountain views.
Ninety year-old Richard Dreselly from Topsham, Maine caught his balance while traversing large boulders on Crawford Path on the first day of the hike up Mt. Washington on Sept.7. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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September 13, 2015 at 07:04AM

Seeking cultural connections In July, Globe photographer Keith Bedford visited Boston teacher Nathan Eckstrom during his month-long trip to Haiti. The teacher was on a mission to learn the language and more about the world many of his students left behind. The hope is that Eckstrom can reach across the cultural-divide in his classroom to give his students a more successful educational experience here in the US.
Theology students prepare for the graduation at the hotel where Boston Adult Technical Academy teacher Nate Eckstrom stayed in Miragoane, Haiti, July 18. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)
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