Second Place: Faces of Defeat

Friday, Sep. 05, 2008

Everyone remembers winners: Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods. But in his new book, photographer Sandy Nicholson captures the emotions of those who came in second.

Damien Hirst Ascendant

Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2008

Photographer Pal Hansen gets behind the scenes with the hot British artist as he organizes a groundbreaking auction of his work at Sotheby's

Sarah Palin

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

The Republic Veep pick is the first female vice presidential candidate in GOP history

Transforming a Coal Refinery in South Africa

Thursday, Sep. 04, 2008

As the coal refinery steps out of the shadow of its past, photographer Benedicte Kurzen is granted unprecedented access to the company's operations in Secunda, South Africa.

Teenage Fashion Designer Kira Plastinina

Thursday, Sep. 04, 2008

This 16-year-old Russian's global fashion brand boasts 54 outlets worldwide, with more on the way
Photographs by Kirill Nikitenko for TIME

Shock of Chic

Friday, Sep. 05, 2008

This year's Fall fashions pay homage to
Yves Saint Laurent, with sharp tailoring, soft blouses and unexpected turns in texture

Photographs for TIME by Alexi Lubomirski
Styled by Aleksandra Woroniecka

John McCain's Tumultuous Convention Week

Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2008

TIME photographer Christopher Morris gets behind the scenes with the GOP nominee as he introduces the nation to his controversial veep pick

The RNC Gets into Full Swing

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2008

After a somber day of reflection, the Republicans start their big event

Photographs for TIME by Danny Wilcox Frazier / Redux

Iraq Sees a Revival

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2008

TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev tracks how daily life in Baghdad and elsewhere has regained a semblance of normalcy. Bloodshed is still a daily reality amid fragile security gains, but the effects of the relative quiet are visible

Hurricane Gustav Comes Ashore

Monday, Sep. 01, 2008

The Gulf Coast is battered again by severe weather

The Evolution of the College Dorm

Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2008

From the monastic rooms of world's first campuses to today's luxury residence halls, TIME examines the ever-changing ways that students live

Interviews & Captions by M.J. Stephey

An Urban War Unfolds on the Streets of Bangkok

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2008

As anti-government demonstrators entered their ninth day calling for the Thai Prime Minister's resignation, his supporters took to the streets, leaving one dead and dozens injured in the series of bloody clashes that ensued between the two groups

Backstage with Barack

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

TIME photographer Callie Shell gets behind the scenes for the candidate's big night at Invesco Field

India's State of Emergency

Monday, Sep. 01, 2008

Over one million people are still stranded in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar in the area's worst floods in over 50 years.

Glitz and Glamour at the Venice Film Festival

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

The stars come out for the 65th annual Venice Film Festival.

Requiem for a New Orleans Neighborhood

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, HUD makes a controversial decision to tear down the B.W. Cooper Apartments

(Sort of) Celebrating Michael Jackson's 50th

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

The last few decades have been rough, but TIME's music critic Josh Tyrangiel finds much to praise in his back catalog

Multimedia: McCain's Road to the Nomination

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Photographs for TIME by Christopher Morris / VII

The Two Sides of Lagos

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

TIME photographer Thomas Dworzak explores the cultural divide in the Nigerian capital.

Barack Obama's Convention Week Journey

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

TIME's Callie Shell follows the candidate as he makes his way to Denver

John McCain's Family Tree

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

The Republican nominee is descended from generations of warriors and strong-willed women

When Michelle Met Hillary...

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

TIME Photographer Anthony Suau captures former First Lady Hillary Clinton sharing a moment with possible future First Lady, Michelle Obama backstage in Denver

Spain's Madcap Tomato Festival, La Tomatina

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

The annual food fight in Bunol, Spain draws thousands of eager vegetable-throwers

The View from the Floor of the DNC

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

TIME photographer Brooks Kraft provides a delegates-eye view of the Democrats celebration in Denver

Thai Protesters Raise the Stakes

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

After months of daily protests, some 30,000 anti-government demonstrators clashed in Bangkok this week with Thai police in the what activists called a "final war" to force Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and his government from office

The World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

As the Olympic Games ended in Beijing, the attention of the serious sports fan — and photographer Ben Stansall — moved to Llanwrytd Wells in Wales, for the World Bog Snorkelling Championships. Honest.

Barack Obama's Rise to the Nomination

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Photographs for TIME by Callie Shell / Aurora

Joe Biden

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Obama's pick for Vice President is one of the most experienced men in Washington

Volcanoes in Our Times

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

In 1883, Krakatoa exploded over Indonesia, unleashing the deadliest eruption in modern memory. A gallery of some of its most spectacular successors suggests that a similar disaster may lurk beneath the planet surface.

Barack Obama's Family Tree

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

With roots in Kansas, Kenya and beyond, the President is a one-man melting pot.

Olympic Highs and Lows

Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

The dramatic highlights of the 2008 Beijing Games

The Beatles in Liverpool

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Five decades of the Fab Four and their hometown, now a thriving cultural capital.

Olympic Tattoos

Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

TIME takes a look at some tattoos among the highly decorated competitors out in Beijing

Greenland Odyssey

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Exploring the heart of an icy island.

Photographs by Hakan Ludwigson for TIME

Georgia Conflict Aftermath

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

On patrol with Russian troops, TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev witnesses signs of ethnic hostility in the conflicted region

Olympic Shoes

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

The 2008 Games are a premier venue for state-of-the-art footwear technology.

Microminiature Art

Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Russian miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin creates works of art so tiny, a microscope is needed to see them.

Photographs by Gennadiy Makarichev / Russian Look / Zuma

The Rise and Fall of Pervez Musharraf

Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

The Pakistani strongman's tumultuous nine years in power

Michael Phelps — Eight Golds in Beijing

Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

The 'Aquaman' has been stalking medals since he first appeared in the pool at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. A brief history of Phelps at the Games.

The Russians in Ossetia

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev travels with Russian units in the separatist enclave

Japanese Design's Greatest Hits

Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

The generation of young artists and designers working in Japan today have been inspired by half a century of their predecessors' visionary work. A few of Japan's phenomenally successfully designs since the 1950s

Patterns of Mars

Monday, Jul. 28, 2008

A high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the abstract beauty of the Martian landscape

Mexico's Drug War: The Battle for Culiacán

Monday, Jul. 28, 2008

Murder proliferates in the home of Mexico's $25 billion drug-trafficking industry

Photographs by Anthony Suau for TIME

The World's Longest Yard Sale

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Four days a year, vendors set up along a 650-stretch of highway, from Ohio to Alabama, selling everything under the sun.

Photographs by Greg Ruffing / Redux for TIME

War in Georgia

Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Fighting escalates in the separatist enclave of South Ossetia

Solar Cookers for Darfuri Refugees

Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2008

An extremely simple device provides relief for imperiled women

The Jewelry of Carnet

Thursday, Aug. 07, 2008

Designer Michelle Ong creates exquisite pieces of extraordinary detail

Beijing Opens the 2008 Olympics

Friday, Aug. 08, 2008

The host city begins the Games with a spectacular display of color and light

Ethiopia's Harvest of Hunger

Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2008

In spite of its fertile farmland, the African nation still teeters on the brink of starvation

Photographs for TIME by Thomas Dworzak

Bobbies on the Beat

Thursday, Aug. 07, 2008

We spend a day with the Police of the London Borough of Hackney.

Photographs for TIME by Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

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