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Football's glory days in pictures

A new book, The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s, captures the years when footballers still smoked and the game was rooted in the local community

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Were the 70s football's golden age?

As a new photography book celebrates the glory of 70s football, Ed Vulliamy charts his own relationship with the game, from bunking into an FA Cup final to the death of innocence at Heysel

Football's glory days in pictures

The ivy up Wembley's outer wall held, as did the grip of my baseball boot on the pitted concrete. Precariously up and up towards the cavities that would, we presumed, lead into the bowels of the stadium, for the 1971 FA Cup final, Liverpool v Arsenal. There were scores of us scaling the edifice at the Liverpool end, ticketless but intent on watching John Toshack give the cockneys a hiding; it looked like one of those mountaineering cliffs at leisure centres.

I'd hooked up with a scally from Huyton and now, 100ft above the car parks, we crawled through a deep orifice in Wembley's wall, jumped and hit the ground; my savvy partner-in-crime disappeared into the crowds like a dart, but I tarried for disastrous moment of disbelieving self-congratulation. The heavy hand of a policeman plonked abruptly on my shoulder and I spent the 90 minutes of football (and community singing of Abide With Me) in a cell on the Harrow Road, a punitive arrest without charge, unable to follow the game or its result, which was just as well.

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Steven Heller and Gail Anderson's Typographic Universe in pictures

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller (New York Times art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of Rolling Stone) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, The Typographic Universe (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of everyday things': letters found in unexpected places such as flowers, train sets, or human bones. 'Gail gave the assignment to her class and the rest fell into place,' Heller says, adding that letters emerge in surprising places 'almost as frequently as faces'. Anderson says: 'I had my own burgeoning collection of found letters, so it was interesting to connect with others who were as intensely obsessed as me' Continue reading...
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How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 19:00
The wearable camera is being touted as the latest must-have accessory for social-media obsessives, but is a real boon for helping people with serious medical conditions recall important events in their lives

Some people hang out with their friends on yachts or play pool with pretty girls. Others like to go on treetop zip-wire adventures and holiday on wooded Thai islands. These examples of images on the websites of Autographer and Narrative Clip, two leading wearable cameras, reveal the kind of things their makers imagine we might do with their devices.

These gadgets automatically snap hundreds of photos per day from their user's perspective. The much-awaited Google Glass, expected to go on general sale within months, will be able to do the same thing. Some believe future historians will peg 2014 as the dawn of the "life-logging" era, in which many or even most of us will carry devices that record images or video of our daily lives.

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Sport picture of the day: the golden grin from a Miami Dolphin

Miami played the Atlanta Falcons in a pre-season game on Friday night. They may have lost 16-10 in the Georgia Dome, but afterwards the Dolphins' Louis Delmas showed his impressive golden grin in the wide angle lens of the photographer in this picture Continue reading...
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The 20 photographs of the week

The continuing crisis in Gaza, the anniversary of the first world war, the Ebola outbreak the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
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Rebellion punk festival in pictures

A clash of musical cultures hits the famous seaside town of Blackpool as punks attending the annual Rebellion festival at The Winter Gardens come shoulder to shoulder with traditional holidaymakers

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Tables turned: Photo series depicts children getting the better of their nightmares

DP Review News - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 10:01

Photographer Laure Fauvel's series 'Terreurs' turns an age-old rivalry on its head. The retouched photos depict children fighting back - and winning by the looks of it - against the monsters that typically terrorize them in the night. Children wielding toy weapons keep the nightmarish creatures cowering in closets and under beds with fearful expressions. See gallery

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EyeEm update for iOS comes with EyeZoom

DP Review News - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 10:00

EyeEm, a photo sharing platform and image marketplace, has released an update to its iOS app, taking it closer to the recently-overhauled Android version. The redesign attempts to put more focus on the images by changing font sizes and moving controls around, and the new EyeZoom feature lets you zoom into images by tapping on them. Read more

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Picture of the week: the Woodland Hills High School Prom, by Mark Neville

The British photographer spent four months in Pittsburgh, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum

British photographer Mark Neville watched as the students of Woodland Hills high school in Pittsburgh finished dinner at their prom. There was a strong African-American demographic of students but as soon as the DJ played a hip-hop track, it was the white teenagers, in their bejewelled gowns and bow ties, who headed to the dancefloor. "They started bumping and grinding, a style obviously rooted in African-American culture. Whereas the white kids thought that was cool, the African-American kids remained seated, politely finishing their dinner. They did not want to conform to that stereotype."

Neville spent four months in Pittsburgh in 2012, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum, living in both the affluent town of Sewickley and in Braddock, whose mainly African-American residents were dealing with the fallout from the collapse of the steel works and a crack epidemic. He was fascinated by the contrasts between the two communities. He had just finished a six-week assignment in London. "In Pittsburgh it seemed that the inequality was more along racial lines than in London where it was more to do with wealth and class," Neville says. "It is a terrible generalisation, but that's how I experienced it."

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What The Duck #1342

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:49

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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And in the end... Beatles 'Abbey Road' cover photo was shot 45 years ago today

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:03

The photograph on the sleeve of 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles is among the most famous images in popular music, and it was taken 45 years ago today. The debate about whether Abbey Road was The Beatles final album continues but for a whole generation of fans, the image of John, Paul, George and Ringo walking across the street outside Abbey Road studios in London signified the end of an era. Click through to see how fans are marking the anniversary.

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Guardian Africa's Instagram takeover our highlights in pictures

We took over the reins of the Guardiannews Instagram account this week a mixture of first-hand reporting, pictures from the web and the best from the continents Instagrammers

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Accidental Renaissance: readers choose photos that look like Italian paintings in pictures

From an orthodox Jewish gathering to Silvio Berlusconi in parliament and Catherine Zeta-Jones in court, here are the pictures that most remind you of art by the old masters

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Weekly highlights: summer memories, Eisteddfod and young Londoners

Weve been getting such great contributions from our readers that we want to share them on our blog. Here are some of this weeks highlights

Last week marked the start of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the International Book Festival hailing from the same city kicking off tomorrow. Peggy van Overdijk sent in this photo of some familiar-looking faces admiring antiques on the Royal Mile:

The cast of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience went antiques shopping off the Royal Mile. They ran into a boar and an unbored mooses head instead! But no-body knows why

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5 August 2014, 21:40

Christina has worked with agencies in Croydon to set up a FGM Charter.

Female Genital Mutilation is carried out as a cultural or religious practice, but is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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4 August 2014, 15:51

This week, I took my 10 month old daughter to her first Eisteddfod of many. It's the one place where so much of what makes you Welsh comes together. You catch up with childhood friends and make new ones. You get the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the present and future of Wales and the language. You find out what's new in the Welsh music and literary industries. You can take part in political events or just watch the crowds mill about while you sample food from one of the many wonderful food stalls. And even if you're not Welsh and can't speak Welsh, you get to witness and take part in a tradition which I know will be around when my daughter has children of her own.

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6 August 2014, 10:59

A newly arrived family outside of Khazair camp. Parents always want to give/show the best thing to their kids. This Iraqi parents had to flee their home because of fighting but still want to offer some glimpse of happiness to their children.

UNHCR/Eujin Byun

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7 August 2014, 13:52

Our local park is just over the road. It used to be locked at dusk by the council and well looked after. Now it stays open all night and the kids play equipment has been vandalised. It is sad as I love taking the kids here. The grass is still good for football though!

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6 August 2014, 21:54

When I was young we could never afford to go on a proper holiday for a week. We would have 'days out'. Me and my brother would be bundled into the back of my dad's Austin Cambridge. Dad would drive us to North Wales for a day by the seaside. That would be our summer holiday. Autumn holidays were better as they would be a day trip to Blackpool to ride a tram and see the lights. Oh happy days!

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4 August 2014, 17:39

Spotted this fly on the tablecloth at lunchtime. It appeared to be blowing bubbles then sucking them back in again. I have since tried to find out why they do this - the most convincing theory seems to be that they are regurgitating stomach contents and using air to aid digestion ...

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7 August 2014, 9:09

A view of the beach from the Brighton Eye.

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5 August 2014, 0:29

My daughter rides part of the route of Stage One before the race passes through Ilkley. The crowds cheered her on, the occasional official race vehicle would pass with their horns sounding, and the stewards policing the road furniture and traffic islands would wave their yellow pennants as she passed.

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6 August 2014, 16:34

I made this cake for my daughters 1st birthday when I had more time on my hands and pre-3 kids. I loved experimenting with the sugar craft.

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7 August 2014, 16:52

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Weekend readers' best photographs: sunrise


From first light to break of day: your best pictures on this weeks theme, sunrise.

The next topic is order (to appear 23 August). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 13 August 2014; please supply a daytime telephone number. Conditions apply go to theguardian.com/theguardian/weekend/in-pictures-terms-and-conditions for full terms and conditions.

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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 a balloon event in Bristol, Danish fashion and a flower festival in Indonesia

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A hard rain: the UK floods, six months on

Earlier this year, after the heaviest rainfall since records began, photographer Gideon Mendel visited families whose homes had been hit by the deluge as part of his Drowning World project. Six months on, how has the picture changed?

"It just felt surreal, totally like a dream, when it first happened," says Jeff. "You think, is it real?"

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Uighurs in China in pictures

Kevin Frayer from Getty Images documents the life of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, in northern China. Xinjiang has been beset for years by violence, which the government blames on Islamist militants or separatists who it says want an independent state called East Turkestan. Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say the governments repressive policies in Xinjiang, including controls on Islam, have provoked unrest

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