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Bullets at dawn: how I survived two months in Afghanistan in pictures

Waking to gunfire, nearly being blown up on patrol and stumbling across Afghan children who looked like phantoms ... when British photographer and film-maker Mark Neville spent two months with 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand province as an official war artist, every day brought new trauma. The results are on show at London's newly reopened Imperial War Museum from 19 July to 25 September

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Life after the storm your pictures of the Siberian summer

Believe it or not the freak hail storm that sent sunbathers diving for cover in Novosibirk are a rare occurrence in the Siberia summer. We asked readers in the region to show us their best shots of the dog days, heres our pick of the best with not a block of ice in sight

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The ruins of Verdun, 1916 and now interactive

In the latest of our weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the centenary of the first world war, a French soldier walks in the ruins of Verdun after a German bombardment in 1916. Verdun was the site of one of the bloodiest, longest and most costly battles of the entire conflict. The attack on the city was conceived by the German chief of the general staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, who initiated a massive offensive to break French troops. It was a battle not for strategic territory but to create a killing field, before moving on to defeat what Falkenhayn believed was Germany's biggest enemy, Britain. After months of bombardment, the French managed to hold the line against the Germans who, by July, realised their strategy had failed. There were an estimated 700,000 casualties

Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view

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Seven Days of Garbage - in pictures

Californian photographer Gregg Segal photographed people of all ages and backgrounds in his garden in three different settings - water, beach and forest, surrounded by a week's worth of their rubbish, in Pasadena, California. The subjects were asked to collect and store their rubbish for a week - including recyclables.

Gregg said: 'Some of the subjects edited their garbage, removing the really smell stuff, while others were faithful to the concept and brought everything - I even found tampons in one subject's garbage and a hypodermic needle in another's'....'I wanted to call attention to how much garbage we produce and do it in a very straight-forward way - I wanted to go for the jugular.'

If you've never thought about how much rubbish you throw away then this is an unforgettable reminder of the amount of waste a human collects in just seven days.

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Nude photographs of the Dinka: art or exploitation?

Would you get away with photographing naked westerners and selling the images online, asks Ida Horner?

A series of photographs of the Dinka people in South Sudan has been widely published recently, with the images available to buy online for around $600 each. While some of them are stunning, they raise questions for me about consent and representation.

My first thought on seeing Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher's work was whether the pair would get away with photographing nude westerners and selling their photos online?

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One step ahead: Nikon 1 V3 Review

DP Review News - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:03

We've just completed our full review of the Nikon 1 V3, that manufacturer's enthusiast mirrorless camera. The V3 offers an 18.4 megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor, a significant gain in resolution over its 14.2 megapixel V2 predecessor. Since its introduction the 1 system has offered impressive auto focus and burst shooting capabilities - see just how well it performed in our testing. Read review

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Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software

DP Review News - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:22

Nikon has released version 1.0.0 of Capture NX-D, introduced in beta form earlier this year. Capture NX-D is the first version of Nikon's flagship Raw converter since previous developer Nik Software was bought by Google in 2012. The software features a new user interface, batch conversion and a non-destructive workflow that saves adjustments in sidecar files alongside the original image. Read more

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SmugMug Films: Surf photography in the Arctic

DP Review News - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:01

Surfing tends to conjure up images of sun-soaked beaches and clear blue water. Surf photographer Chris Burkard looks for his subjects far north of the California beaches you'd normally expect. Cold water surfing pits surfers against the elements, with no more than a few millimeters of wetsuit between them and frigid water. Likewise, Burkard braves the sub-zero temperatures to capture them. SmugMug Films profiles Burkard in its latest episode. Watch the video and read more about the photographer in our Q&A with him. See video

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World Cup 2014 in 90 seconds an animation

After 64 matches, 171 goals, 1,917 fouls and one memorable bite, Jonny Weeks has crushed the highlights of the 2014 World Cup into just 90 seconds, taking you all the way from the tunnel before the first game to the moment Germany hoisted the trophy aloft

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We will be back

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Hookah a hit with Iranian youth

Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran and India, but its recent resurgence in popularity among young Iranians is raising alarm bells with health professionals. Photos by Khashayar Sharifaee

Iranians collectively puff on 60 billion cigarettes a year, but the hookah, or qalyoon as it's known locally, has no shortage of fans in the country. The inherently social dimension of qalyoon - at its best when planted firmly in the centre of a group of chatty customers - along with its novelty, relative affordability, and variety of aesthetically appealing apparatuses and tobacco flavours have made it a particular hit among Iran's youth.

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Eyewitness: USA

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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 the conflict in Gaza, the Germany football team's parade and a swimming polar bear

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Lotus flower season in China reaches full bloom in pictures

July is when China's auspicious lotus flowers come into glorious full bloom here are some beautiful specimens photographed at the Lotus Park in Luoyang, Henan Province, China

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World Cup 2014 in 90 seconds a stop-motion animation

After 64 matches, 171 goals, 1,917 fouls and one memorable bite, Jonny Weeks has crushed the highlights of the 2014 World Cup into just 90 seconds, taking you all the way from the tunnel before the first game to the moment Germany hoisted the trophy aloft. Warning: this contains flashing imagery

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Arles 2014: Nicolo Degiorgis lifts the veil on Italy's Islamophobia

Nicolo Degiorgis contrasts the peace of prayer with the tension of politics in his award-winning photobook, capturing Italian Muslims forced to pray in garages, gyms, and shops

This year's author book award at the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival went to Nicolo Degiorgis for Hidden Islam. With a foreword by Martin Parr, the man who matters most in the world of the photobook, it arrived in Arles with buzz attached from the recent photobook festival at Bristol co-curated by Parr.

Hidden Islam looks at how and where Muslims worship in Italy, a country with an estimated 1.45 million believers but only eight official mosques. In the north of Italy, where Degiorgis comes from, the rightwing party, Lega Nord, has risen in popularity lately due to its hard line on immigration and anti-Islamic views.

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From freak hail storms to sunbathing show us your Siberian summer

Do you live in Siberia? Have you holidayed there? Have you encountered storms, or have you been relaxing on the beach? Share your photos with GuardianWitness

A freak hail storm took swimmers and sunbathers by surprise as it closed in on the popular river beach town of Novosibirk in Siberia over the weekend, swiftly becoming an internet sensation in the process.

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Secret selfies in the 1950s: Vivian Maier's photography in pictures

The elusive Vivian Maier is a photographer no one had heard of before 2007, when some of the over 100,000 pictures she took of American life in the 1950s turned up at an auction house in Chicago. Maier, who died in 2009, was a nanny and carer by trade. Her extraordinary pictures contain contrast, detail and humour in the greatest traditions of street photography. A documentary on Maier by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Finding Vivian Maier, is released on 18 July

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Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom

DP Review News - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 02:01

Ricoh has announced the Pentax XG-1 superzoom, featuring a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and a 24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens - covering a 52x optical zoom range. Other specs include a fixed 460k-dot 3.0-inch LCD, built-in EVF and full resolution burst shooting at 9 fps. Read more

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Adobe Photoshop Express update brings Raw editing

DP Review News - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 22:12

Adobe has updated both the iOS and Android versions of its free Photoshop Express mobile app. The new version comes with a number of added features and improvements but to many photographers the most useful new function will be the ability to edit Raw files. We gave it a try - read more on our sister site, connect.dpreview.com.

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