1. 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: 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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    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)

     
  7. 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.

     
  8. 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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    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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    2012: Marking the New Year

    - Around the world people celebrated with fireworks, kisses, blessings, gatherings, cheers, watching the sunrise and plunges into icy bodies of water to welcome in a new year. Here’s a look back at how some of them marked the transition. — (41 photos total)

     
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    The best sports pictures from all over the world in this week’s Big Shots: http://bo.st/tYO5gk

     
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  14. THE BIG PICTURE: Japan continues to deal with the enormous task of cleaning up and moving forward three months after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast. Collected here are images from this past weekend marking the three-month point, as well then-and-now images of the destruction shot by Kyodo News via the Associated Press. (29 photos total)

     
  15. A golden era, caught for all

    - The Boston Public Library will publish online the first 100 of nearly 3,000 rarely seen baseball photographs taken by Leslie Jones.