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This gallery, inspired by the recent case of an Afghan national tried for converting to Christianity, examines the fragility of burgeoning democracy in the country.

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American soldier, 2005.

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World of Changes
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Photographing for over 50 years, Thomas Hoepker has seen a world of change through his lens, from the Cold War division of his native Germany to the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11th.

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Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert draws creative inspiration from the places where earth meets sea. And while the shoreline may not be always be the main focus of his pictures, it forms a backdrop as regular as the pounding surf.

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From April 15 to 23, the Parliamentary Triangle in Australia's capital city, Canberra, will once again be the sight of the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. Each day at sunrise, more than 50 hot-air balloons of all shapes and sizes will float over the city. A native of Australia, Trent Parke photographed the event in 2003, from the expansion of the floating giants before dawn to their landing and deflation at night.
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