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eight picture tales that may problem your view of the world


This week was another sobering look at the effects of climate change around the world. We watched as China flooded and the monstrous forest fires in the Pacific Northwest continued. Photographer Marina Vitaglione used an old photographic technique to produce otherworldly images of London’s air pollution, while Eva Marie Uzcátegui took a look at a Miami sandbar that has become a popular local hangout and is about to be destroyed.

Many news agencies paid tribute to the Indian photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while working in Afghanistan. His work had taken him around the world for stories, and his coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. The delta variant of COVID-19 is on the rise, fueling fears of another lockdown. The New York Times’ Todd Heisler and David Gonzalez portrayed 115 workers who kept the city afloat during the pandemic, even if some of them were unemployed.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Olympics started a year late this week, meaning all eyes are on the celebrations in Tokyo. And just for fun, we took one last look at France and the celebrities in Cannes.