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The 20 photographs of the week

The continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the attack on Canadas parliament the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Family life: Butlins in the 50s, Sunday Girl by Blondie and Scotch pancakes

Readers favourite photographs, songs and recipes

The 1950s were probably the heyday of the holiday camp phenomenon before travel abroad became the norm for ordinary folk. In 1958, our family went for a weeks holiday to Butlins in Mosney, County Meath, Ireland. The comedy television series Hide-Hi captured the atmosphere of those camps very well.

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Giovanni Battista Moroni, CRW Nevinson: this weeks new exhibitions

From Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in London to CRW Nevinson in Birmingham, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out whats happening in art around the country

Compared to the average 16th-century Italian portrait painter depicting dukes and princes in static, stagey pomp, Giovanni Battista Moronis work is a revelation. His subjects could be people you know of, and if youd lived in his day, they might well have been. Alongside high society, he painted artisans, intellectuals and state officers. In this survey of 40 masterpieces, they exude personality, with a quizzical raise of an eyebrow, the slightest self-conscious tension or introspective gaze. Often, they seem less like people sitting for their portraits than having been caught unawares. The psychological realism is both stunning and subtle.

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Natural History Museum announces Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 winners

DP Review News - 15 hours 2 min ago

The Natural History Museum has announced winners of its 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year's winning photos document all manner of creatures, from a pride of lions in the Serengeti, to a yellow scorpion in the northeast of Spain. The competition recognizes both adult and youth winners and awards the top photo with £10,000 and a trophy. See gallery

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Market forces: Spitalfields children at the start of the 20th century

Amateur photographer Horace Warner documented the lives of Spitalfields poorest residents in the early 1900s. More than a century later, his collection is printed for the first time
Plus a gallery of Warners photographs of children in and around Spitalfields in the early 1900s

Horace Warner came to Spitalfields at the end of the 19th century as superintendent of the Sunday school at the Bedford Institute, one of nine Quaker missions in the East End of London. He worked in the family wallpaper business and was a photographer in his spare time. Warner befriended and photographed those living in the shadow of the Bishopsgate goods yard, some of the poorest people in London.

In 1913, the Institute paid two pounds, 15 shillings and sixpence for about 20 photographs, for use in their fundraising activities. But Warner took many more pictures that he collected into two albums of photography that, after his death, passed from his wife, Florence, into the possession of his elder daughter, Gwen, and subsequently his grandson, Ian Warner McGilvray.

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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s in pictures

For 100 years, they stayed hidden in family albums. Now amateur photographer Horace Warners intimate portraits of Londons poorest children are being printed for the first time, giving a glimpse into a forgotten world

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Thats me in the picture: Marian Keery and Cynthia Wilkinson, with the Beatles, Minehead, Somerset, 1964

Marian and I just looked each other and said, Lets go. We headed across the railway track, not thinking about safety. We just thought, Wow, there they are

Marian Keery (on the right) Word had leaked that the Beatles were coming to Minehead and my sister, Sheena, who was three years older and much braver, said, My friends and I are bunking off school at lunchtime to see them come on! I was a very obedient kid, but I couldnt not go, because I was fiendish about the Beatles.

They were in town for two days filming A Hard Days Night. This picture was taken on the first day, when there was hardly any security and not that many of us there compared with the following day, when the school gave everyone permission to go. Beatlemania was just at its height and I had seen them in concert the year before. I knew every single word of every single one of their records. I still do.

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David Redfern: his best shots from a life photographing musicians gallery

David Redfern, the renowned music photographer and founder of the Redferns picture agency, has died aged 78. Here are some of the most memorable images from a career spent in front of the worlds stages.

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including elections in Botswana, sandboarders in Brazil and the Queens first tweet

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An Instagram journey through the Bolivian jungle in pictures

Photographer David Levene has travelled to Bolivia in an assignment for Oxfam. In the first of our galleries of Instagram pictures curated by our picture desk, here are his Bolivian snapshots, from aerial photos of La Paz to daily details of the rainforest

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Prisoners Pictures review exploring science and propaganda amid conflict

A photography exhibition in Frankfurt examines first world war propaganda attempts to stir revolt among Muslim soldiers

Of all the exhibitions on the first world war, Prisoners Pictures, at Frankfurts Historisches Museum, is one of the smallest, but also the most unusual. Starting from a collection of 15 photographs of African prisoners of war held in Germany, it explores the connections between science and propaganda during the conflict. The pictures were found at the Frobenius Institute, named after a leading German ethnologist, but no one knows why they were taken.

The portraits five Africans and five Algerians were taken full-face and in profile. The quality is so good that in one of them the photographer and camera can be seen reflected in the subjects eye. Such scientific precision and the ambiguity surrounding the pictures reflect how the German authorities perceived their captives.

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Prisoners' Pictures. Science and Propaganda in the First World War - in pictures

Photography exhibition at Historisches Museum in Frankfurt examines a first world war attempt to use propaganda stir up revolt among Muslim soldiers

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Indias Love Commandos and the runaway couples they protect

Artist Max Pinckers has tackled arranged marriage, Bollywood romance, and a team of vigilantes who protect endangered lovers in a rich and elusive photobook

Some photobooks strike you with the full force of their subject matter; others wend their way into your consciousness. For me, Max Pinckerss self-published Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty is among the latter. Ive been mulling it over for weeks, and have decided that Pinckers has achieved something singular in his hybrid approach, which mixes documentary photography with staged scenes reminiscent of Bollywood movies.

The subject is love and marriage, Indian-style both the extravagant imagery of Bollywood romance and the vexed topic of arranged marriage. Pinckers, a 26-year-old Belgian artist, spent four months travelling in India, shooting and staging the images of Will They Sing Like Raindrops (The project won him first prize in this years Photographic Museum of Humanity competition.)

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Night lights: your pictures of cities around the world after dark

From night markets in Marrakech to the dazzling Las Vegas strip, here are your best photos of illuminated cities around the world at night

As winter approaches for many of us, the nights draw in and our cityscapes light up. This month, Paris Nuit Blanche, Berlins Festival of Lights and Pragues Signal Light Festival have all illuminated the urban landscapes.

We asked you to share your photos from cities around the world at night. From the bright signs of Osaka in Japan to the luminous night markets in Marrakech, you showed us an array of familiar and more hidden nocturnal cityscapes.

On the way from London to Hanover we got stranded in Cologne thanks to an unannounced rail strike in Belgium. Courtesy of German Rail, who had sent coaches to Brussels, we stayed at an hotel opposite the station in Cologne where this view made up for turning a 12-hour journey with a 2-year old into one twice as long!

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11 October 2014, 19:48

I took this while waiting for my wife outside our Seattle hotel.

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15 October 2014, 16:33

The lights of the night market held in Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech main square

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5 October 2014, 18:31

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4 October 2014, 14:02

It took me a while to realise that there was a seagull sitting on the water, right in the corner.

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21 October 2014, 18:37

Enjoying the Night lights at Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnam

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20 October 2014, 19:05

A deserted office block at the weekend. Taken from the roof of a building on the west side of Midtown, Manhattan

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5 October 2014, 9:45

The tunnel under Glasgow City Chambers, illuminated at night.

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3 October 2014, 23:43

The bright lights of Osaka's Dotonburi. This is one of the best food streets of Japan where you can get takoyaki (octopus balls), crab legs, okonomiyaki, ramen, sushi, etc.

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7 October 2014, 6:03

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Stumbling into now: the stunning photography of Modern Times in pictures

For the first time, Amsterdams Rijksmuseum is putting its staggering 20th-century photography archive on show. Housed in the museums new Philips Wing, Modern Times includes classic pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Peggy Guggenheim and one of the worlds earliest flying machines

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A North Korean road trip in pictures

Associated Press team granted rare permission to spend a week travelling the country from Pyongyang to Mount Paektu as long as they stayed with a minder, didnt wander off course and didnt speak to anyone unauthorised

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II studio samples added to first impressions

DP Review News - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:48

The Canon EOS 7D II is the long-awaited follow up to the 7D, offering a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, dual-pixel AF with a 65-point phase detect system and continuous shooting at 10 fps. It's also equipped with 1080/60p HD video capture and a number of compression options, as well as microphone and headphone ports. We put the 7D II (and its predecessor, the 7D) through its paces in our studio and have updated our first impressions review with the results. Read more

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Canon patents lens designs with variable and glass elements

DP Review News - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 22:23

It's not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more

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Stephen Wilkes blends more than 1,000 photographs into each day-night cityscape in pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each city from one camera angle through night and day, before months in the studio painstakingly blending them into one seamless image

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