Aurora Contributor Massimo Berruti’s image was used on the cover of Time Magazine International. The powerful photo is of a man who was killed by rangers in Golimar Square in Karachi, Pakistan. Shiite people belonging to the MQM party were burning buses and cars, protesting the London assassination of Imran Farooq, the top leader of MQM party. Protesters were firing on people passing through the square before the arrival of the rangers.
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Aurora Contributor Carol Barrington photograph was featured on the cover of Newsweek International. Carol’s image is of the beautiful ruins of Ayutthaya, a Thai kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. Today it is a historical park, and among its treasures are these heads at Wat Mahathat. (From Wickipedia:) “King Ramathibodi I (Uthong) founded Ayutthaya as the capital of his kingdom in 1351 and absorbed poor Sukhothai, 640 km to the north, in 1376. Over the next four centuries the kingdom expanded to become the nation of Siam,whose borders were roughly those of modern Thailand, except for the north, the Kingdom of Lannathai. Ayutthaya was friendly towards foreign traders, including the Chinese, Vietnamese (Annam), Indians, Japanese and Persians, and later the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and French, permitting them to set up villages outside the city walls. The court of King Narai (1656-1688) had strong links with that of King Louis XIV of France, whose ambassadors compared the city in size and wealth to Paris. When Ayutthaya fell to Burmese attack in 1767, its territory included the Northern Shan states of Burma, Lanna (Chiang Mai), Yunnan & Shan Sri (China), Lan Xiang (Laos), Cambodia, South Vietnam and some of Malaya.
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Aurora Photographer John Orcutt’s photograph was used for the cover of Territory Ahead. The photo is of the wire suspension bridge spanning the Carrabassett River in New Portland is the last survivor of four similar bridges built in Maine in the 1860’s. The timber framed towers and the main cables remain from the original construction. Decorative lighting creates a strong graphic, consistent with the enduring character of this historic structure.
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Select photographer Michael Eudenbach’s photos for Sunrise Trail were published in the winter issue of Rails to Trails magazine. Here is what Michael had to say about the shoot. “Being asked to shoot the “Sunrise Trail” in winter meant putting all the pieces together to tell the story in a single photo for the magazine cover: snow, sunrise, and people in action on the trail. It started out to be a winter weather waiting game. Ice storms and extreme cold temperatures had kept even hearty Mainer’s indoors for weeks, but finally a fresh snowfall before a sunny weekend allowed it all to come together. Once arriving on the trail, I discovered why these converted old railroad routes make perfect skiing and biking trails, carving a beautiful path through coastal towns and the rugged woods. I hiked along with my camera, chased after snowshoers and skiers, dodged a few high speed snowmobiles, even brushed up on the Down East Maine accent. Turns out you can get there from here, if you stay on the trail!”
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Aurora and Agence VU Contributor Michael Grieve documented the riots that plagued England in August. Disturbances began in Tottenham, North London, following a peaceful march protesting against the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by Metropolitan Police Service firearms officers on 4 August 2011. Disorder spread across London and to other areas of England, with the worst disturbances centered on several major cities.
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