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The Iraq War Never Ended

Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.

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Death March

It's hard to understand the scale and spread of killing in Syria, until you see this map.

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A Hong Kong policeman falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Conflict in Hong Kong, a lockdown in Kashmir, and wildfires in Indonesia and Greece.

Riot police officers detain a protester during an unauthorized rally demanding that independent and opposition candidates be allowed to run for office in local elections in September, at Moscow's Trubnaya Square on July 27. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Floods in India and Pakistan, a symbolic sculpture in Syria, and protests in Moscow, Hong Kong, and Khartoum.

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In the Magazine

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Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming

A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.

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Space Research Can Save the Planet—Again

The solutions to climate change lie far, far away.

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Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.

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