YEAR IN FOCUS 2011

YEAR IN FOCUS 2011

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In memoriam Chris Hondros 1970-2011 The risks run by news photographers were brought into sharp and painful relief this year with the death of Getty Images’ Chris Hondros, who died as result of injuries sustained in a mortar attack by forces loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi. Chris died in a field hospital in the port city of Misrata on 20 April 2011. His body was flown home to New York on Easter Sunday and he was buried next to his father in Fayetteville, NC a week later. We mourn him today as deeply and with as much sorrow as in those first hours and days in April. Chris documented a wide range of stories from his base in New York City, where he was our Senior Staff Photographer, but deep down he was always driven to examine the darker side of human nature. He made a dozen trips to Iraq to document the war in that country, and went several times to Afghanistan. He covered the world’s hotspots for Getty Images and helped give shape and vision to our photography and create a culture of news- gathering that defines our organisation today. His work from Liberia earned him a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Courage for his dramatic photographs of the shooting of civilians by US troops in Tal Afar, Iraq in 2005. Even though Chris saw and documented the worst in people, the way he lived his life was the opposite: good and soulful, genuine, full of promise. Everything he did, he did with love, compassion and a deeply held belief that his work mattered and was important to share with the wider world. All of us here draw comfort from the fact that his legacy of pictures will endure and will continue to show us how one of the best and brightest lived. Pancho Bernasconi, editor and friend

Foreword An editorial photograph is so much more than pixels or ink on a page. It is the result of a photographer’s ability to capture a critical moment in time and of an editor’s unique judgement to give it the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Our photographers’ mission is to bring each and every situation to life, in a way that empowers a publisher to communicate a deeper understanding of the world. As ever, our teams of photographers and editors have been at the centre of the events that matter, whether that’s in the field of battle, the field of play, the red carpet, or the stage front. 2011 will go down in history as a turbulent year. Nations have risen up against long-standing dictators, the raw power of nature has crushed towns and cities across several continents, and the debt crisis still threatens global financial stability. Throughout this period of change, many lives have been lost, homes destroyed and livelihoods ruined; but from this turbulence, we have witnessed the green shoots of democracy, the shift in global economic power to emerging nations and the irrepressible force of the human spirit, which has enabled communities to endure and rise up from the worst of disasters. As always, man’s indomitability has been showcased in the sporting arena, with records broken and champions crowned. We have basked in the glamour of film, music and television; we have lapped up celebrity intrigue and we have been awed by the spectacle of live performances. The 2011 Year In Focus book showcases just a small selection of our award-winners and photographers and the stories they covered. We thank all members of the team for their skill and dedication in the pursuit of excellence. Their talent and experience sits at the core of our business.

NEWS
ARAB SPRING
When a young Tunisian street vendor set fire to himself outside a local municipal office in December 2010, he sparked an uprising that ripped through the Arab world. In a succession of countries – Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen – vast crowds descended on the public squares to protest against economic misery, hopeless unemployment and authoritarian rule. This ‘Arab Spring’ has seen the toppling of some entrenched, corrupt dictatorships, but the outcome of the revolutions remains unclear. Protestors are now returning to the streets to vent their fury at the caretaker authorities, accusing them of shielding elements of the old regimes and stifling their demands for change.

LIBYA
A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades launch a missile towards the positions of Gaddafi loyalists west of Ajdabiyah, 14 April. Chris Hondros/Getty Images 112201902

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MISRATA, LIBYA
Rebel fighters move cautiously into a house and up a burning stairwell, towards the snipers who have been firing on them from an upstairs room, 20 April. These are among the last photographs that Chris Hondros took. Chris Hondros/Getty Images 112689636 (below) 112694230 (above)

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CAIRO, EGYPT
Anti-government protesters take to the streets of Cairo on 10 February. The mood was optimistic. Many were expecting President Hosni Mubarak to announce his resignation. Instead, he gave a defiant speech making clear his refusal to step down. Chris Hondros/Getty Images 108986368

CAIRO, EGYPT
A captured man suspected of being a member of the Egyptian security forces screams as his handcuffs are adjusted in a makeshift anti-government command centre, 3 February. Chris Hondros/Getty Images 108792259

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RA'S LANUF, LIBYA
Anti-Gaddafi rebels outside Ra’s Lanuf on 9 March, soon after they had gained control of the town and its oil refinery. Government forces retook the town the following day, after a heavy bombardment from land, sea and air. Jerome Sessini/Edit by Getty Images 112184827

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TRIPOLI, LIBYA
Clockwise from top left: A rebel stands on the infamous ‘Hand of Gaddafi’ monument in the Bab Al-Aziziya compound, 25 August. Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

AJDABIYA, LIBYA
A Libyan rebelwears a manually fashioned chain of bullets across his chest, 25 March. Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

BIN JAWAD, LIBYA
Opposite: Rebel soldiers try to rally their comrades with a cry of ‘Allah Akbar’, following a major retreat in the face of relentless mortar attacks, 29 March. Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

TRIPOLI, LIBYA
A mural depicting a victorious battle of the Libyan military forces against a vague enemy lies on the infamous Khamis Brigade headquarters parade ground, 29 August. Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

TRIPOLI, LIBYA
The bodies of two executed Gaddafi loyalist soldiers, their hands bound, lie on a grassy roundabout outside the south entrance of the Bab al-Aziziya compound on 25 August. Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

When a full-scale war between rebels and loyalists erupted, curious civilians began to document their rebel movement with their mobile phones, instantly updating the world on events as they transpired. While I worked to cover this story in a more traditional sense, I was also drawn to using my iPhone as I have in Afghanistan. Small mobile phone cameras are innocuous and enable a far greater intimacy with a subject. It was a liberating experience; to point and shoot with a small device, unhampered by camera bags full of gear and reacting to the world around me. Benjamin Lowy

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DRUGS TRADE
PLANADAS, COLOMBIA
Alvaro Ybarra Zavala’s work gives an insight into issues and places that are seldom seen by the international community. Here he focuses on the continuing insurgency in Colombia, which is driven by the drug trade, a business generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Soldiers from a counter insurgency unit – the Mobile Brigade No 8 of the Joint Task Force South of Tolima – launch a military operation in an isolated region that has historically been a major stronghold of the FARC rebel group, May 2011. Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Reportage by Getty Images

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KHARKOV, UKRAINE
In a small apartment in a housing project in Kharkov an addict displays the corrosive effects of an ephedrine-based amphetamine cocktail called ‘Krokodil’ – a jaw-bone so decayed that it had to be surgically removed, 28 August. Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images

AIDS
Ukraine has the highest concentration of HIV-positive people anywhere in Europe. In 2005 it experienced the fastest acceleration in infection rates in the world, mostly as a result of IV drug use: six years on, sexual transmission accounts for half of the new cases. In the post-communist era the country has had a succession of ill-resolved governments embroiled in corruption. The consequences for those who are HIV positive have been dire. Each change in government involves a new tender war between the major pharmaceutical companies as they struggle to outbid and out-bribe each other as they jostle for the attention of the new Ministry of Health. Each time a new government comes to power, access to lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy stalls. Brent Stirton

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KRYVYI RIG, UKRAINE
Maria, a drug addict, sex worker and mother of a nine-year-old daughter, in the rented room in which she entertains clients, 28 August. Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Image

POLTOVA, UKRAINE
Sergei is a veteran former addict who now actively counsels and supports people trying to get off drugs, 26 August. Brent Stirton/ Reportage by Getty Images

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NATURAL DISASTERS
Japan’s most powerful earthquake since records began struck on 11 March, spawning a ferocious 40-metre tsunami that engulfed large parts of the northeast of the country and also damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant, threatening a nuclear catastrophe. More than 20,000 people were reported dead or missing: ‘In the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan’, said the Prime Minister, Naoto Kan.

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FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN
A family photograph lies unclaimed in the 20-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant, 7 April. Athit Perawongmetha/ Getty Images 111817888

KESENNUMA, JAPAN
Opposite: Sigo Hatareyama sifts through the debris that was once his house, 21 March. Chris McGrath/Getty Images 110500046

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OTSUCHI, JAPAN
A sightseeing boat lies stranded on top of a two-storey building, 15 March. Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images 110162952

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JOPLIN, US
On 29 May, a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 159 people along the way. As the town began the slow process of recovery, Katlyn Wilkins worked to secure the Stars and Stripes in a tree. Joe Raedle/Getty Images 114921748

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AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND
Aerial view of vehicles at the flooded Honda factory in the Rojuna Industrial District, 14 November. Thailand has experienced the worst flooding in over 50 years. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images 132735658

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MEMORIAL
NEW YORK, US
In New York, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Top of the Rock observation deck offers a prime view of ‘The Tribute in Light’, an art installation honouring those who perished in the terrorist attacks. Mario Tama/Getty Images 124555292

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FAMINE
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
Opposite: 13 August: In a camp for displaced persons in the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu, Safia Adem mourns the death of her three-year-old son Hamza Ali Faysal – one of 30,000 children who are thought to have died as a consequence of the famine and drought in the far south of Somalia in the past three months alone. John Moore/ Getty Images 121027196

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BERLIN, GERMANY
An embattled Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the German Chancellery on 12 January for talks with Angela Merkel. Sean Gallup/ Getty Images 108001147

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POLITICS & ECONOMY

CANNES, FRANCE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy – operating collectively as Merkozy – prepare for a press conference after holding crisis talks with the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, 2 November. David Ramos/ Getty Images 131196778

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests, around 100 people have set up camp outside the headquarters of European Central Bank. The protestor wears the Guy Fawkes mask that has become a symbol of the Occupy movement, 18 October. Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images 129561431

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CIVIL UNREST

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NEW YORK, US
Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on 5 October. Mario Tama/ Getty Images 128278820

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NEW YORK, US
A man who identifed himself as Brendan Watts is surrounded by three police officers in Zuccotti Park on November 17. A fight broke out between protestors affiliated with Occupy Wall Street and police, in which Watts was injured. Andrew Burton/Getty Images 133137081

ROME, ITALY
Occupy protests against capitalism spread around the world with the ‘Global Day of Action’ on 15 October. The demonstration in Rome drew tens of thousands onto the streets but turned violent when protestors set fire to a government building. Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images 129275799

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VANCOUVER, CANADA
Like the calm eye of a storm, a couple kiss on a Vancouver street while a riot rages around them. The violence erupted on 15 June after the local ice-hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks, lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Rich Lam/Getty Images 116466376

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HELD TO ACCOUNT

NEW YORK, US
Opposite: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the New York State Supreme Court with his wife Anne Sinclair on 1 July, released on his own recognisance – he had spent a week in jail, charged with the criminal sexual assault of a hotel maid. Mario Tama/Getty Images 117854893

LONDON, UK
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gestures from inside a red-windowed prison van as he arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on 16 December 2010. His appeal against extradition has now gone to the Supreme Court. Oli Scarff/Getty Images 107624694

LONDON, UK
Rupert Murdoch manages a smile for photographers as he is driven from News International’s headquarters on the day News Corp withdrew its BSkyB takeover bid, 13 July. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 118971192

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ROYAL WEDDINGS

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LONDON, UK
The bride prepares to enter Westminster Abbey on the arm of her father, Michael Middleton, and with her sister and Maid of Honour, Pippa Middleton, holding her train. Chris Jackson/Getty Images 113264851

LONDON, UK
Opposite: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile as they emerge from Westminster Abbey following their marriage on 29 April. Chris Jackson/Getty Images 113266498

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LONDON, UK
William and Catherine exchange a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, cheered by tens of thousands in The Mall below, 29 April. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 113268206

LONDON, UK
After witnessing the pageantry and spectacle of the Royal Wedding procession, well-wishers surge along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace, 29 April. Oli Scarff/Getty Images 113269983

MONACO
Opposite: Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II cross the main courtyard of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco as they leave the religious ceremony confirming their marriage. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images 117975318

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NEWS VIDEO

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Sky News’ 2011 review is a look back at all the big stories covered by Sky News throughout 2011 including the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Arab Spring, London Riots, Royal Weddings, the revolution in Libya and the fall of Gadaffi and the best of entertainment. Footage by Sky News/Getty Images.

Barcroft Media’s 2011highlights from all over the world including: Living with monkeys, the man who gave birth to a baby, the urban superhero, the man with the world’s biggest collection of Love Dolls, the woman who wants to be the world’s heaviest woman, the legless lion man, the little girl who keeps king Cobras as pets, bowling elephants and the human plane. Footage by Barcroft Media/Getty Images.

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ATHLETICS
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates claiming gold in the Men’s 200 Metres during the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships, 3 September. Chris McGrath/Getty Images 123446392 42

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BASKETBALL
ATLANTA, US
Festus Ezeli of the Vanderbilt Commodores is knocked to the ground during the first round of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome, but like his opponent, Storm Warren of the LSU Tigers, he never takes his eyes off the net, 10 March. Kevin C Cox/Getty Images 109942074

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BASEBALL
MILWAUKEE, US
Yuniesky Betancourt of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a triple in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park, 1 October. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images 127821225 46

ST LOUIS, US
The St Louis Cardinals form a victory pile after beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win their eleventh World Series Championship at Busch Stadium, 28 October. Jamie Squire/Getty Images 130724965

CLEVELAND, US
Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball against the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field, 13 May. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images 114167932

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FOOTBALL
MIAMI GARDENS, US
Nimble footwork by Carlos Costly of Honduras and a bull frog during the match against the USA at the Sun Life Stadium, 8 October. Marc Serota/Getty Images 128792790 48

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LONDON, UK
Opposite: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium on 28 May. Jasper Juinen/Getty Images 114915021

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
A jubilant Japanese team after their victory over the USA in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final on 17 July. Alexandra Beler/FIFA via Getty Images 119301867

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GLASGOW, UK
Phil Bardsley of Scotland clears the ball under pressure from Simon Kjaer of Denmark during the international friendly match at Hampden Park, 10 August. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images 120787241

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GOLF
ATLANTA, US
Opposite: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a bunker shot during the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on 11 August. David Cannon/Getty Images 120833910

DUNSHAUGHLIN, IRELAND
Suzann Pettersen of Europe holes a putt on the 16th green on day two of the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle Golf Club on 24 September. Ian Walton/Getty Images 126294932

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BOXING
LIVERPOOL, UK
Tony Bellew (R) connects with Ovill McKenzie at the Echo Arena on 16 July. Bellew successfully defended his Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Championship title and won the vacant British belt. Scott Heavey/Getty Images 119284836

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SWIMMING
SHANGHAI, CHINA
Eric Shanteau of the United States competes in the semi-finals of the Men’s 200m Breaststroke during the 14th FINA World Championships on 28 July. Adam Pretty/ Getty Images 119986883 58

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RUGBY UNION
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Opposite: Jonny Wilkinson of England submits to a double-pincer tackle from Joe Ansbro (L) and John Barclay of Scotland during an IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Group B match on 1 October. Sandra Mu/ Getty Images 127733823

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The captain of the All Blacks, Richie McCaw, shares a sweet moment of victory with the home crowd after his team beat France 8-7 to win the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup Final on 23 October. Stuart Hannagan/Getty Images 130005990

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SKI JUMPING
OSLO, NORWAY
Andreas Kofler of Austria competes in the Men’s Ski Jumping HS134 competition during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen. Oslo on 3 March. Christof Koepsel/Getty Images 109744900

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TENNIS
HOBART, AUSTRALIA
Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine serves during her second round qualifying match at the Moorilla Hobart International Tennis tournament on 9 January. Matt King/Getty Images 107938707 64

SPEED SKATING
SHEFFIELD, UK
Competitors in a 1000m heat during the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships on 13 March. Julian Finney/Getty Images 110040099

ROWING
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The Piha Women’s crew battle a large wave during the ‘Day of Giants’ regatta at Piha beach on 12 February. Phil Walter/Getty Images 109017980

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CYCLING
DINAN, FRANCE
The peloton passes Mont Saint-Michel at the start of the sixth stage between Dinan and Lisieux in the 2011 Tour de France, 7 July. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images 118409503

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SAILING
SAN DIEGO, USA
The USA’s Oracle Racing edges ahead of the Emirates Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on 16 November. Donald Miralle/Getty Images 133071348

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CRICKET
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
Ronald Karatiana of the Firebirds fields the ball he has just bowled during the HRV Cup Twenty20 match at Basin Reserve on 27 December. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images 107785140

AHMEDABAD, INDIA
Yuvraj Singh of India hits the winning runs in the 2011 ICC World Cup quarter-final match against Australia at Sardar Patel Stadium, 24 March. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images 110789740

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ICE HOCKEY
BOSTON, US
Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins dodges Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Four of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on 8 June. Harry How/ Getty Images 115678809

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FORMULA 1
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Cars drive under the Yas Hotel during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, November 11. Mark Thompson/Getty Images 132331970

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL

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ARLINGTON, US
Donnie Jones #5 of the St Louis Rams punts into the sun against the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboys Stadium on 23 October. Layne Murdoch/Getty Images 130152108

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL
INDIANA, US
Hayes Pullard of the University of Southern California Trojans upends Theo Riddick of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on 22 October. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images 129993128

EQUESTRIAN
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
Kent Farrington of the United States takes his horse over a jump at the Guadalajara Country Club on 27 October – day 13 of the XVI Pan American Games. Al Bello/ Getty Images 130642229

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FORMULA 1
SUZUKA, JAPAN
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing in the pit lane at the Suzuka Circuit after winning third place in the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix and securing his second F1 World Drivers’ Championship on 9 October. Clive Rose/Getty Images 128796550 77

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INDYCAR
LAS VEGAS, US
Cars fly into the air during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships, on 16 October. The 15-car pile up claimed the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, driving the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (left). Robert Laberge/Getty Images 129383960

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ENTERTAINMENT

FILM
MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Contour by Getty Images 133977476

NATALIE PORTMAN
Self-assignment. John Mark Sorum/ Contour Style 11345939

ENTERTAINMENT

ACADEMY AWARDS
82 James Franco and Anne Hathaway host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images 109480549

ACADEMY AWARDS
Oscar winners Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Colin Firth. Jason Merritt/Getty Images 109486063

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Opposite: ‘Tree Of Life’ stars Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt at the film’s premiere in Cannes. Ian Gavan/Getty Images 114227276

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ENTERTAINMENT
SAVAGE BEAUTY
Kate Hudson at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2 May. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 113508665

AMFAR MILANO
Heidi Klum attends the amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente, 23 September. Tullio Puglia/amfARmfw/Getty Images for amfAR 126229311

SAVAGE BEAUTY
Madonna at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2 May. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 113548493

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
Opposite: Angelina Jolie arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images 108080371

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FILM Katherine Reutter of the United States celebrates her silver medal in the 1000m Short Track Speed-Skating Final at Pacific Coliseum on 26 February. Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images 97125218

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
Opposite: Evan Rachel Wood attends ‘The Ides Of March’ premiere, 31 August. Jacopo Raule/WireImage 123140497

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Uma Thurman lights up the official photocall for Cannes Jury members, 11 May. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images 114063408

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson arrive at the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiere, 12 May. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images 114125358 87

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ELLE FANNING
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MICHAEL FASSBENDER
Henry Leutwyler for Vogue magazine/ Contour by Getty Images 64494494 89

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
Yu Tsai for Flaunt magazine/Contour by Getty Images 65075485

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EMMA WATSON
Sarah Dunne for Empire magazine/Contour by Getty Images 128815268

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MUSIC AND TV

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Opposite: Singer Taylor Swift at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, 20 November. Frazer Harrison/AMA2011/ Getty Images for AMA 133849686

MTV VIDEO AWARDS
Beyonce arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, 28 August. Jason Merritt/Getty Images 122716793

MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis put on a double act at 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California, 5 June. Kevin Winter/Getty Images 117112810

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KIM KARDASHIAN
Newly wed NBA player Kris Humphries and TV personality Kim Kardashian at a New York City ‘Night of Style & Glamour’ held in their honour, 31 August. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 123175590

CHARLIE SHEEN
Charlie Sheen speaks on stage during his ‘Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option’ tour at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 10 April. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 111976860

KATY PERRY
Opposite: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 Logie Awards at the Crown Palladium, Melbourne, Australia, 1 May. Scott Barbour/ Getty Images 113299203

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BRITISH FASHION AWARDS
Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss attend a drinks reception at the Savoy Hotel, London, 28 November. Dave M Benett/Getty Images 134216392

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PARTIES AND SIGHTINGS

ELLE MACPHERSON
At the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, 7 April. Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic 111863092

SOFIA VERGARA
Seen filming a commercial in Santa Monica, California, 29 March. Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ WireImage 111131820

KYLIE MINOGUE
Leaving her home in London, 17 January. Neil Mockford/FilmMagic 108093877

KATIE HOLMES
Leaves the Smile Café in New York, 9 September. Christopher Peterson/ BuzzFoto/FilmMagic 124429576 99

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MUSIC
TAKE THAT
On stage in Dublin during the Progress Live 2011 Tour: (L-R) Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange, 18 June. TT5/Simon Niblett/Getty Images 117080286

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JENNIFER LOPEZ
Opposite: At the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, 20 November. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 133714589

NICKI MINAJ
At the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, 20 November. Michael Caulfield/ AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA 133702339

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LADY GAGA
At the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, 6 November. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 131935853

JUSTIN BIEBER
In concert at the Acer Arena, Sydney, 28 April. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images 113242801 105

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CEE LO GREEN
106 Shamil Tanna for the Big Issue/Contour by Getty Images 110956930

DEBBIE HARRY
Julian Broad for the Sunday Times magazine/ Contour by Getty Images 112765862 107

ENTERTAINMENT

JESSIE J.
Performing at the Brit Awards, 2011 Nominations, Indigo Rooms, 02 Arena London, 13 January. Dave Hogan/Getty Images 108024722

SELENA GOMEZ
With her band The Scene at the First Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, 4 September. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic 123732503

LADY GAGA
108 Poses at the Bambi Award 2011 ceremony, Wiesbaden, Germany, 10 November. Stephan Schraps/Getty Images 132190700

BONO
Performs at the New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, during the U2 360 Tour, 20 July. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 120085222

RIHANNA
Arrives at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-GRAMMY brunch held at the Soho House in West Hollywood, 12 February. Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage 109134786

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FASHION
JOHN GALLIANO
Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Show, Paris Fashion Week, 2 October. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images 127867695

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IRIS VAN HERPEN
112 Spring/Summer 2012 Show at the MercedesBenz Fashion Week, Berlin, 8 July. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for IMG 118503246

GUCCI
A model walks the runway at the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/ Winter 2011, 23 February. Tullio M Puglia/ Getty Images 109365944

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The 2011 entertainment review including the Oscars, Golden Globes, Cannes, the Royal Weddings, selected celebrity sightings and fashion highlights. Footage by Getty Images Entertainment Video

Coverage from the wedding of TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. April 29, 2011 in London, England. Footage by Getty Images Entertainment Video

2011 fashion highlights from 83rd Academy Awards, February 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Footage by Getty Images Entertainment Video

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OBITUARIES

ARCHIVE

AMY WINEHOUSE
116 Singer, died aged 27. Terry O’Neill/Contour by Getty Images 82173989

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Actor, died aged 79. Frank Worth, courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109558844

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JANE RUSSELL
118 Actor, died aged 89. John Kobal Foundation/ Getty Images 3170105

LUCIAN FREUD
Painter, died aged 88. David Montgomery/ Getty Images 89039415

ANNIE GIRARDOT
Actor, died aged 79. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images 106758576

PETER FALK
Actor, died aged 83. ABC Photo Archives 93896163 119

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STEVE JOBS
Opposite: Inventor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, died aged 56. Diana Walker/SJ/ Contour by Getty Images 85419152

KEN RUSSELL
Film director, died aged 84. Topical Press/ Getty Images 2636334

SIDNEY LUMET
Director, producer and screenwriter, died aged 86. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images 106505248 121

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SEVE BALLESTEROS
Golfer, died aged 54. Dave Cannon/Allsport 1525227

DAN WHELDON
Racing driver, died aged 33. Nick Laham/ Getty Images 114938367

JOE FRAZIER
122 Opposite: Olympic and World Heavyweight boxing champion, died aged 67. John Shearer/ Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 52007689

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10 YEARS: 9/11 ATTACKS
On September 11 2001 nineteen terrorists from the militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets and launched a series of coordinated suicide attacks on targets in New York City and Washington DC. Their actions claimed almost 3,000 lives, injured more than 6,000, and unleashed a series of reactions – military responses, anti-terrorist legislation, economic disruption – that continue to have an impact on the everyday lives of people across the world.

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New York City in the aftermath of the attack on Twin Towers. The man, Edward Fine, was on the 78th floor of 1 World Trade Center when the plane ploughed into it; the woman was caught outside on the street when the tower collapsed and the area was enveloped by billowing smoke and dust. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images 55315893 and 51722578

9/11
Opposite: The moment of impact when the second plane – the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston – crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. Spencer Platt/Getty Images 2153786

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ANWAR AL-SADAT
In the wake of two wars between Israel and Egypt in 1967 and 1973, Egypt’s president, Anwar Al-Sadat, played an instrumental role in negotiating peace between the two nations. His efforts won him the Nobel Peace Prize, but also attracted a great deal of hostility. Sadat was assassinated by Egyptian army officers on 6 October 1981. David Hume Kennerly/Edit 200126680

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100 YEARS: RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE

POLAR EXPEDITION
The first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole – a five-man Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen – reached their target on 14 December 1911, beating by some five weeks a rival party led by Robert Falcon Scott. This image is of Oscar Adolf Wisting (1871–1936) with a dog team, shortly after the planting of the Norwegian flag. Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/ Getty Images 78976690

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150 YEARS: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

CHIEFS OF STAFF INFANTRY
Opposite: A soldier holds up the torn colours of the 8th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, an infantry regiment of the northern Union Army. MPI/Getty Images 2667205 Major Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln (in his disinctive stovepipe hat) and General John A McClernand stand in front of a tent in a Union Army camp. Alexander Gardner/Mathew Brady Collection/National Archives/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images 50596323

ARTILLERY
A six-pounder Wiard gun at the Arsenal in Washington, DC, 1862. Mathew Brady/ Buyenlarge/Getty Images 103824431 129

40 YEARS: JIM MORRISON 30 YEARS: BOB MARLEY 20 YEARS: FREDDIE MERCURY

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BOB MARLEY
130 1945–1981 Photographed c. 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images 74282915

JIM MORRISON
1943–1971 Photographed c. 1968. Yale Joel/Life Magazine/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 53374165

FREDDIE MERCURY
Opposite: 1946–1991 Photographed 15 July 1986. Dave Hogan/ Getty Images 56271496

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50 YEARS: YURI GAGARIN BECAME THE FIRST MAN IN SPACE AND THE BERLIN WALL ERECTED

YURI GAGARIN
Opposite: On 12 April 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934–1968) orbited the earth in his Vostok spacecraft. The flight, which lasted 108 minutes from launch to landing, marked the first time that a human entered outer space. Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images 80751989

BERLIN DIVIDED
Young West Berliners wave across the newly built Berlin Wall, 1961. Imagno/ Getty Images 56465489 133

50 YEARS: THE RELEASE OF BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S AND THE MISFITS

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AUDREY HEPBURN
134 As the charming gold-digger Holly Golightly, 1961. John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images 3170956

MARILYN MONROE
Opposite: During shooting of ‘The Misfits’ in Nevada, 1960. Ernst Haas/Getty Images 3434220

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75 YEARS: SINCE THE FIRST ISSUE OF LIFE MAGAZINE
Middle row: US soldiers in Vietnam. Larry Burrows (1965) 50667773. Japanese macaque in a hot spring. Co Rentmeester (1970) 50704635. General Dwight D Eisenhower. David E Scherman (1945) 50422497. Apollo 10 Space mission. NASA (1969) 50704183 Bottom row: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell vamp it up for ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. Ed Clark (1953) 53372537.Lee Harvey Oswald, photographed by his wife (1964) 53375209. Flight helmet for the jet age, measured by means of a light-beam. Ralph Morse (1954) 50705961. Sophia Loren. Alfred Eisenstaedt (1966) 50381328 Opposite: US Marines at Iwo Jima, 9 April 1945. W Eugene Smith 50625423. All images Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Top row: American pilot trainee Shirley Slade. Peter Stackpole (1943) 53367041. Astronaut John Glenn. Ralph Morse (1962) 50381318. The Beatles. John Dominis (1964) 3199182. Vietcong prisoner. Paul Schutzer (1965) 50704182

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70 YEARS: SINCE THE SIEGE OF STALINGRAD

STALINGRAD, RUSSIA
Opposite: The image above, taken by renowned Soviet photographer Georgi Zelma (1906–1984), is in fact a join up of two separate 35mm frames to create a panoramic effect. After an initial period in the Soviet film and theatre industry Zelma worked mainly for the Russfoto agency, supplying photographs to the foreign press. Georgi Zelma/Slava Katamidze Collection/Getty Images 3364305 and 3364311

STALINGRAD, RUSSIA
Above Red Army troops launch a counterattack amidst the ruins of war-torn Stalingrad, 1942 (composite image). Georgi Zelma/Slava Katamidze Collection/Getty Images 3364057

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50 YEARS: THE BAY OF PIGS AND THE FREEDOM RIDERS

HAVANA, CUBA
A street coffee vendor joins armed units at a stand-down rally in front of Havana’s Presidential Palace in January 1961. For the previous three weeks – the final days of US president Dwight Eisenhower’s administration – around 400,000 militia had been mobilised in anticipation of a US invasion. It would be another three months before that invasion came, in the formed of the failed landing at the Bay of Pigs. Alan Oxley Cuba Collection 72276181

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Opposite: In May 1961 civil rights activists began to ride various forms of public transport in the US South to challenge local laws that enforced racial segregation. These Freedom Riders are waiting in a bus station in Montgomery, Alabama. Paul Schultzer/ Time Life 85973236

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COLLECTIONS
ALINARI
Founded in Florence in 1852, Fratelli Alinari can claim to be the oldest photographic agency in the world. Ranging from daguerreotypes to new digital content, the growing collection is an irreplaceable point of reference for historical images and illustrations of society, art and culture from Italy and throughout Europe.

SKIMPLAIT
Opposite: ‘Skimplait’, SMT Metallurgica Italiana in Brescia. Studio Villani/Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 115591758

FLORENCE
Lights in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, c. 1938. Vincenzo Balocchi, Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 118119757

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PAUL CÉZANNE
144 Bouquet of Flowers in a Blue Vase, 1877. Alinari/Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 115583155

PAUL GAUGUIN
What, are you jealous?, 1892 Alinari/Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 115590308

PORTRAIT
Of a young gentleman, c. 1865. Fratelli Alinari/Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 115583648

PORTRAIT
Portrait of a woman. Achille Villani/Alinari Archives, Florence/Alinari via Getty Images 115591578 145

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ARCHIVIO CAMERAPHOTO EPOCHE
Venice was a centre of culture and glamour from the 1950s to the 1970s and Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche captures it at its glitziest. Featuring stars from every field, from Sophia Loren to Mick Jagger, from Salvador Dalí to Ernest Hemingway, it’s an evocative taste of the golden age of celebrity at work and at play.

SALVADOR DALÍ
Opposite: Resplendent in Shantung blazer and silk waistcoat, on a gondola in Venice, 1961. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images 115096243

PAUL NEWMAN
On a water taxi – note the sailor’s cap on the dashboard, Venice 1963. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images 115096857

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SOPHIA LOREN
On a terrace on the Canal Grande, 1955. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images 113917115

KIRK DOUGLAS
Gives a fan a very personal autograph, Lido beach, 1953. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images 113917576

MARIA CALLAS
On an air mattress on the Lido beach, 1950. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/ Getty Images 113917049

JOAN CRAWFORD
Half-hiding behind a lace fan, Venice 1970. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images 117970763

CLAUDIA CARDINALE
In a sparsely furnished room in Venice, 1959. Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/ Getty Images 113916677 149

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DENIS O’REGAN
Known as ‘Doris’ by Freddie Mercury, ‘Scoop’ by Bob Geldof and, on one occasion, ‘Yob’ by Keith Richards, Denis O’Regan has worn some of the most desirable backstage passes in rock history. As official photographer to the likes of Queen, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Live Aid, his near 40-year archive is an extraordinary document of music superstars from punk to the present day.

DAVID BOWIE
150 In a Hong Kong hotel, 1983. Denis O’Regan/Getty Images 112049412

PAUL SIMONON
Opposite: Performing with The Clash at the Mont-de-Marsan festival, 5 August 1977. Denis O’Regan/Getty Images 112056275

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FRED STEIN
When Fred Stein escaped from occupied Paris to New York in 1941 he took his Leica with him. Already an experienced photographer, he threw himself into the cultural ferment of his new adopted city, documenting scenes from Harlem to Fifth Avenue. Alongside decades’ worth of urban documentary photography, figures like Langston Hughes, Albert Einstein and Dorothy Parker also found themselves in front of his lens.

NEW YORK
Opposite: Walking along Baxter Street. Fred Stein 115744494

MANHATTAN SKYLINE
Fred Stein 115745130 153

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HUSBAND AND WIFE
154 Stand beside their motor home. Rebecca R Tillett 118375629

FATHER AND SON
Diving at a swimming pool. William C Greene 117484345

FOTOTROVE
Fototrove provides us an alternative and compelling look back at how we documented ourselves: pictures of us by us. Curated from the family albums within the Flickr online photo communities these are retro snaps full of fun, warmth, the unexpected, the alluring, the bold and the fascinating. In short, all human life is here.

VINTAGE FAMILY EASTER
Susan Gary 103259582 155

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FRANK WORTH
Frank Worth had charm. A close friend to screen icons like Rita Hayworth, Jayne Mansfield and Frank Sinatra, he was a welcome presence amid the cut and splice of the Hollywood set. His A-list connections gave access to the candid moments of these most public of people. Despite this off-guard access, Worth always managed to keep the stars’ gloss and glamour intact.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR
Opposite: Makes an acrobatic leap on a rooftop high above the city, 1959. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/ Getty Images 109558582

JAMES DEAN
Practising ballet with a woman in 1954. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109559084 157

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JAMES DEAN
On the set of the movie ‘Giant’, 1956. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109558774

FRANK SINATRA
Leaning against a Ford automobile, 1950. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109558813

NOREEN NASH
158 Poses for a portrait in 1953. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109559156

MARILYN MONROE
On the set of ‘How To Marry A Millionaire’, 1953. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images 109558788

JAYNE MANSFIELD
Posing for a portrait in Los Angeles, 1954. Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/ Getty Images 109558843 159

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MASTERS COLLECTION
Drawn from some of the most celebrated names of twentieth-century photography, the Masters collection is a wonderful gateway into the vast archive holdings of Getty Images. From the heyday of the great picture magazines to advertising work, reportage to celebrity the collection spans the spectrum of twentieth-century photography at its finest.

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE
Opposite: A large crowd of swimmers and sunbathers gathers round Mary Eschner, after she is saved from drowning, Coney Island 1952. Time & Life Pictures 51761726

WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG)
The body of a would-be armed raider killed by off-duty cop Eligio Sarro at the Spring Arrow Social and Athletic Club, 334 Broome Street, New York City. International Center of Photography/Getty Images 2716772

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GJON MILI
Opposite: Pablo Picasso painting with light at the Madoura Pottery, 1948. Time & Life Pictures 50646709

ROBERT DOISNEAU
Place Vendôme at dusk seen from a room in the Ritz Hotel, 1950. Gamma-Rapho/ Getty Images 119002322 163

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An archive review of 2011 including the anniversaries of the first American in space, the construction of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, the Spanish Civil War, Pearl Harbour, and Dolly the sheep. Also featuring obituary footage of Elizbeth Taylor, Amy Winehouse, Steve Jobs, Jane Russell as well as Osama Bin Laden and Colonel Gaddafi. Getty Images Archive Video

Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on the final mission (STS-135) of the American Space Shuttle program, delivering supplies to the International Space Station, including Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raffaello and a Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier (LMC). At Kennedy Space Center on July 08, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Footage by Getty Images.

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