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gettyimages A young Rohingya refugee gathers firewood after arriving from Myanmar in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh. Recent reports have suggested that around 290,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state. The 'Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army' have issued a statement that indicates that they are to observe a cease fire, and have asked the Myanmar government to reciprocate. | : @dan_kitwood September 10, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews
gettyimages “As editors we look through hundreds, if not thousands, of concert photos each week. It can be a challenging environment to shoot with low light, lots of movement that tends to blur or can lend to awkward facial expressions and often restricted press access. But all the elements of great concert photography come together in this frame of Katy Perry’s tour opener by Kevin Mazur (@kevinmazur). He was in exactly the right position to capture the spotlight illuminating her perfectly, her pose, the emotion in her face, even the single fan from the audience smiling in the background. Of all the concert images that came through the desk this one just popped off the screen.” - @sarahleemorris | LA Picture Desk | September 19, 2017 | #EditorsChoice __ 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
gettyimages “This has been probably the most difficult week since I have been a Getty Images editor. After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico, we have seen and received thousands of images related to the devastating consequences of this event in Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla. Once again, as happened 32 years ago, Mexico’s capital city is highly damaged. We needed to switch to show the other face of this situation, and when we talked about what to get, hope was at the top. This image taken by Hector Vivas (@hvivas24) in a shelter for affected civilians, made me think, after seeing so much destruction and sadness in the streets of my city, that there is always hope. He has delivered so many great and stunning photos, but these two kids and their innocence stayed with me; no matter what the situation is and what the people have to face out there, there is always a chance to find a better day, and these people are going to find their way again soon”. - @alan_espinosa29 | Mexico City Picture Desk | September 21, 2017 | #EditorsChoice __ 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
gettyimages “In Formula One, split-second decisions can often mean the difference between finishing first and finishing last. At the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend, Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen collided after making contact with Red Bull's Max Verstappen during a scrap for first place off the start line. Getty Images staff photographer Lars Baron was perfectly placed to capture what may well become one of the defining images of the 2017 F1 season, as Lewis Hamilton increases his lead in the championship after taking full advantage of Vettel's retirement.” Matt Baker | London Picture Desk | September 17, 2017 | #EditorsChoice __ 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
gettyimages “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen, who would have been 83 today, in a 1970 portrait by Jack Robinson.
gettyimages 'The only other copy of this work was presented to her late majesty Queen Victoria' - So reads the mysterious note found with the Archive’s album of 19th century portraits, ‘Indian Princes’. Thought to have been a gift to the monarch on the occasion of the 1897 Diamond Jubilee, a selection from the four volumes of photogravure prints have been reproduced for ‘Indian Treasures’, now showing at @gettyimagesgallery until October 7, 2017. A high-end photomechanical process developed in the 19th century, a photogravure is produced by exposing a transparent positive onto a copper plate - the image appears, etched into the plate, through a series of acid baths. Inked and wiped, the print is then produced with the remaining pigment in contact with paper. 📷: Hulton Archive/Getty Images