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A tree burns near Vouzela in Viseu region, Portugal. At least 41 people have died in fires in Portugal and 4 others in Spain as Ophelia winds were hitting the North West of the Iberian Peninsule. | October 17, 2017 | 📷: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez #GettyImagesNews

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We will soon be announcing the 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grant winners. Now in its third year, the grant programme was established in collaboration with @Instagram to support photographers, videographers and visual artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We caught up Christian Rodriguez (@christian_foto), one of the 2016 winners who received a grant for his project Teen Mom, which depicts teen pregnancy in Latin America.
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"If a girl in Latin America gets pregnant before she is 15, the probability to have another child before 18 is very high.In my own experience working on projects with teenage mothers and adolescent pregnancy in Latin America, one of the key for breaking circles of teenage pregnancy is education. The visibility of this issue and the implementation of medium and long term measures are essential to generating a change. More work is needed in the empowerment of girls. The achievement of true equality in decision-making will develop with equity in life projects. Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, the second after Honduras and the one with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy. I decided to work with a background that would not show the social context. We could only say that I give some clues when I intentionally fit the background and the type of fabric used. A stamp referring to the Central American region of our continent. The patterns of poverty and limited access to education and health care are a common thread among teen pregnancies. #TeenMom project.” - Christian Rodriguez (@christian_foto)

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We will soon be announcing the 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grant winners. Now in its third year, the grant programme was established in collaboration with @Instagram to support photographers, videographers and visual artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We caught up with one of the 2015 winners, Dmitry Markov to find out more about his recent projects since winning the grant 2 years ago.
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“After I won Getty Images Instagram grant in 2015, I travelled a great deal all through Russia, from Kaliningrad and Crimea to Baikal and far East. This victory not only allowed me to expand my project geographically, but also brought thousands of new followers and most importantly, gave me a creative impulse and inspiration for further photographing. I wish a lot of luck to all the new candidates. Here's a photo I have made on a recent trip around the Golden Ring, a tourist route following several ancient towns in North-eastern Russia of visitors of an Orthodox church located in a monastery in Rostov.” - Dmitry Markov @dcim.ru

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We will soon be announcing the 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grant winners. Now in its third year, the grant programme was established in collaboration with @Instagram to support photographers, videographers and visual artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We caught up with one of the 2015 winners, Adriana Zehbrauskas to find out more about her projects since winning the grant 2 years ago.
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Two powerful earthquakes struck Mexico less than two weeks apart in September 2017, leaving hundreds dead and homeless. For the past month I have been covering the aftermath in Mexico City. The village of San Francisco Xochiteopan, in the state of Puebla, was one of the hardest hit. More than 200 houses collapsed or suffered major damage leaving dozens of families homeless and facing a difficult journey ahead. ‘I built this with the dollars I earned working in the US. It wasn’t much, but now I lost everything” said Laurentino Gutierrez Ramirez, in what used to be the room where he slept with his wife.
Winning the Getty Images Instagram grant in 2015 has allowed me to continue the ‘Family Matters’ project, portraying families living in communities surrounded by the ghost of forced disappearances related to the drug trade violence in Guerrero, Mexico. But, most importantly, it opened a new highway to me, a global audience with whom I can share the stories of often neglected and forgotten communities, be it from my personal projects or assignment work.” - Adriana Zehbrauskas @adrianazehbrauskas

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We will soon be announcing the 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grant winners. Now in its third year, the grant programme was established in collaboration with @Instagram to support photographers, videographers and visual artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We caught up with Girma Berta, one of the 2016 winners to find out more about the work he has done since winning the grant last year.
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“Since winning the grant in 2016, my experience has taken a complete 180 degree turn and has kept on building up a year later. So grateful for this opportunity. Because of this grant, I have primarily focused on capturing and creating more photos. I have bought more gear, as well as expanded my knowledge by buying things that will add to what I know. I have travelled to a few places in Ethiopia, the notable one being the historical city of Lalibela during Christmas which enabled me to capture amazing moments which have left a deep mark on me. This photo is titled ‘Pilgrim with Bible, Lalibela, Ethiopia’. I have continued with the ‘Moving Shadows’ series, published a photography book of this series and completed the second series. I had a chance to show the Moving Shadow Series last year at the Paris AKAA, two shows in New York city, Capetown Art Fair, Basil, Switzerland and also won a CAP Award. I have had my work featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, The Guardian, Okay Africa, Design Indaba, The Huffington Post, Instagram, NPR and Art Africa Magazine.” - Girma Berta @gboxcreative

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A track rider holds tight another horse while cantering along the foreshore during a training session at Balnarring Beach in Melbourne, Australia. Balnarring Beach is a remote beach on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria. Regional trainers are well known for using the beach as part of preparations for race meets because of its shallow water and secluded location. In the lead up to and during the Spring Carnival in Melbourne trainers will go to the beach early in the morning and late in the evening.| October 18, 2017 |📷: Michael Dodge #GettySport
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Celebrating Autumn days with this beautiful photo of starlings putting on a display in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.| November 25, 2016 | @mitchelljeff #GettyImagesNews

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The installation 'Under One Sky' by Stephan Marr is pictured before dawn at Sculptures By The Sea at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. | October 19, 2017 | 📷: Brook Mitchell #GettyImagesNews

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Completed in 1883, the bridge's large vaults were rented out during its construction to fund the project. | 📷: Three Lions/Getty Images #GettyFlashback

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Travelling first class, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger on a train at Euston Station, with Marianne Faithfull reclining out of view. Along with the rest of the Beatles, they were heading to Bangor, Wales, for a conference on transcendental meditation. For rare and iconic images of the people, places and moments shaping history follow ➡️ @gettyflashback | 📷: Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images #gettyflashback

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A soldier of the British Expeditionary Force, arriving back from Dunkirk is greeted affectionately by his girlfriend in May 1940. | 📷: Topical Press/Getty Images #GettyFlashback
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A milkman makes his rounds in a London street devastated during a German bombing raid on 9th October 1940, marking 32 nights straight of attack from the air. With photographers struggling to have their images of the destruction passed by censors, Fox Photos cameraman Fred Morley set out to create a rallying picture for the British public. Borrowing a nearby milkman’s uniform and bottles, Morley posed his assistant walking across the rubble with the photograph so successful it was published the next day. It has since become visual shorthand for everyday human resilience in the face of hardship.| 📷:Fred Morley/Getty Images
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Last night @gettyimages staff photographer @brentstirton received the award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year from the Natural History Museum in London. He was honored for his work on the rhino-horn trade and its grave consequences for these endangered species. His photo essay, which was originally published by @natgeo, examines the environmental crisis caused by a thriving market for rhino horns, driven largely by Asia’s appetite for the substance. The horn, part of folk medicine traditions in several Asian countries, is today seen as a cure for everything from cancer to kidney stones. The horn is essentially keratin, a mild alkaline substance identical to fingernails, and is ground down in grinding bowls and mixed with water. This is then ingested by the sick and the wealthy of Vietnam and China, the imbiber hoping for miracle cures, when in fact science shows us it has a placebo effect at best. The use of horn dates back over 2000 years but the recent economic rise of countries like China and Vietnam – and the subsequent wealth of the new upper class – has had disastrous effects on the world’s remaining rhino population. Rhino horn is now worth more than gold and the poaching crisis is a direct consequence of that rising value. This crisis is unfolding in the most corruptly managed wildlife systems with some of the poorest poachers, as well as rhino ranchers who, seeing millions of dollars in potential sales, push to legalize the trade. South Africa, the main repository of the world’s remaining rhino, has an estimated 20,000 rhinos and lost an estimated 1600 in 2016 – a figure that has risen every year since 2006, when fewer than 20 animals were killed for their horns. Above, a Black Rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 24 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. #rhino #poaching #wpy53

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A burrowing owl at the side of the track during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | 📷: @clivejmason | November 13, 2015 | #WildlifeWednesday

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Suns out, tongues out. Happy #WildlifeWednesday!
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14 week-old twin polar bear cubs play during their first presentation to the media in Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. | 📷: Alexandra Beier | March 19, 2014 | #GettyImagesNews

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Ducks on the pond in Wandsworth Common take a swim early in the morning in London. | 📷: @chrisjacksongetty | March 8, 2016 | #GettyImagesNews

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Explore some of the most stunning photography from around the world. #TravelTuesday
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A Chinese man walks home in rapeseed flowers after fishing near a new housing development in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. | 📷: @kevinfrayer | May 14, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews

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Explore some of the most stunning photography from around the world. #TravelTuesday
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A ferry is seen crossing the Golden Horn as lightning strikes in front of the Fatih Mosque during a thunderstorm in Istanbul, Turkey. | 📷: @cmcgrath_photo | May 7, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews

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Runners compete as the sun is setting during the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. | 📷: @penningtonphoto | October 14, 2017 | #TuesdayMotivation

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Thomas Gentry McGrath of the United States cools down with water as he competes on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. | 📷: @penningtonphoto for IRONMAN | October 14, 2017 | #MondayMotivation

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Swimmers compete during the IRONMAN World Championship on October in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. | October 14, 2017 | 📷: @penningtonphoto for IRONMAN | #MondayMotivation
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The ultimate test of endurance. #MondayMotivation
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An aeriel view of the swim during the #IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. | October 14, 2017 📷: @seanhaffey999 | #GettySport
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Red deer graze following the end of the rutting season in Glen Etive, Scotland. The rutting season sees the large red deer stags compete against each other for mating rights and can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the hinds. | 📷:@mitchelljeff | November 12, 2014 | #GettyImagesNews

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58 white doves are released at the culmination of a faith unity walk at Las Vegas City Hall in honor of those killed and injured in the mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. | 📷: @drewangerer | October 7, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews

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The full Harvest moon rises over the ruins of St Michael's Church, a scheduled monument on the top of Burrow Mump in Somerset, England. Normally the Harvest moon, the name given to the first full moon rising closest to the autumnal equinox, usually occurs before the equinox in September. However this year, the Harvest moon, which is said to symbolize when farmers would need to start gathering in the food to prepare for the lean winter months happened in October. | 📷: @mattcardy | October 5, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews

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A sign is posted outside Cline Cellars in Sonoma, California. At least thirty one people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 3,500 homes and businesses in several Northern California counties. | October 13, 2017 | @sullyfoto #gettyimagesnews

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All eyes were on Emma Stone this week as she was in London for the European Premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival. | October 7, 2017 | 📷: @vittoriozuninocelotto | #GettyEntertainment for @britishfilminstitute

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“This frame by Charles McQuillan proves that entertainment coverage does not need to have a celebrity subject to be impactful. Shot during a live rehearsal for the theatrical production “Playcraft,” the photographer elevated what could have been a pretty straightforward assignment by using the lighting and environment to his advantage. The choice to expose for the backlight and silhouette the actors, their strong stance, clasped hands and perfect framing all combine to create an image that is beautiful in its simplicity and really made it stand out from the other entertainment coverage this week.” - @sarahleemorris | LA Picture Desk #EditorsChoice
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Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured often reaching them in a matter of seconds. #EditorsChoice

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An elderly Rohingya refugee woman sits outside her shelter in the sprawling Balukali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar's military that the United Nations has called 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing'. Bangladesh, whose acceptance of the refugees has been praised by humanitarian officials for saving lives, has urged the creation of an internationally-recognized 'safe zone' where refugees can return, though Rohingya Muslims have long been persecuted in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. World leaders are still debating how to confront the country and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who championed democracy, but now appears unable or unwilling to stop the army's brutal crackdown. | September 22, 2017 | @kevinfrayer #GettyImagesNews [3 of 3]

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A Rohingya refugee boy desperate for aid cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. What the Rohingya refugees flee to is a different kind of suffering in sprawling makeshift camps rife with fears of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. Aid organizations are struggling to keep pace with the scale of need and the staggering number of them - an estimated 60 percent - who are children arriving alone. | September 20, 2017 | @kevinfrayer #GettyImagesNews [2 of 3]

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