PHOTO GALLERY
Globe photos of the week 
The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.
(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

PHOTO GALLERY

Globe photos of the week

The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.

(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

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LGBT Pride events 
Events celebrating and protesting LGBT rights took place in many parts of the world in the last several months. Gathered here are pictures from events related to gay rights issues, LGBT Pride celebrations, and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
(Randy L. Rasmusse/The Oregonian/Associated Press)

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LGBT Pride events

Events celebrating and protesting LGBT rights took place in many parts of the world in the last several months. Gathered here are pictures from events related to gay rights issues, LGBT Pride celebrations, and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

(Randy L. Rasmusse/The Oregonian/Associated Press)

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LGBT Pride: Three stories 
The three people in this post have come out in societies where attitudes are becoming more tolerant, but where acceptance is minimal. Three photographers share the stories of a performer in Shanghai, a prostitute in New Delhi, and a hairdresser in Nairobi.

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LGBT Pride: Three stories

The three people in this post have come out in societies where attitudes are becoming more tolerant, but where acceptance is minimal. Three photographers share the stories of a performer in Shanghai, a prostitute in New Delhi, and a hairdresser in Nairobi.

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Brazil: 2012 
Photographer Mario Tama offers images of Brazil, now the world’s sixth largest economy and the host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Brazil: 2012 

Photographer Mario Tama offers images of Brazil, now the world’s sixth largest economy and the host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Scenes from Bulgaria
Nestled on the Black Sea between Greece and Romania, Bulgaria is a predominantly Christian country independent of the Soviet Union since the fall of the Iron Curtain over 20 years ago. These images capture life in the country during the past several months.

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Scenes from Bulgaria

Nestled on the Black Sea between Greece and Romania, Bulgaria is a predominantly Christian country independent of the Soviet Union since the fall of the Iron Curtain over 20 years ago. These images capture life in the country during the past several months.

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Daily life: April 2012 
- The universality of our lives is never so evident as when we feature a collection of “slice of life” photographs from around the world. Common experience is what brings us together as people. So, from St. Petersburg, Russia to Salem, Oregon, tour the world in images of everyday existance.
(38 photos total)

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Daily life: April 2012 

- The universality of our lives is never so evident as when we feature a collection of “slice of life” photographs from around the world. Common experience is what brings us together as people. So, from St. Petersburg, Russia to Salem, Oregon, tour the world in images of everyday existance.

(38 photos total)

Globe staff photos of the week 
- The top picks of this week included scenes of sunny days, dark nights, hard falls, and a festive canine.

Globe staff photos of the week

- The top picks of this week included scenes of sunny days, dark nights, hard falls, and a festive canine.

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11
- Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, raising the specter that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of the digital age.

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

- Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, raising the specter that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of the digital age.

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Haiti slow to recover from 2010 quake
- Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake killed about 300,000 people.  Though half of the rubble has been cleared and reconstruction has begun, Haiti has a long way to go in its recovery effort. Collected here are images made available by wire services leading up to the anniversary. (25 photos total)

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Haiti slow to recover from 2010 quake

- Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake killed about 300,000 people. Though half of the rubble has been cleared and reconstruction has begun, Haiti has a long way to go in its recovery effort. Collected here are images made available by wire services leading up to the anniversary. (25 photos total)

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National Geographic Photography Contest Winners: 2011
- More than 20,000 photographs, from over 130 countries were submitted to the National Geographic Photography contest, with both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts participating. (14 photos total)

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National Geographic Photography Contest Winners: 2011

- More than 20,000 photographs, from over 130 countries were submitted to the National Geographic Photography contest, with both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts participating. (14 photos total)