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Magnum and Slate present Trent Parke’s ethereal images of the 2003 Canberra Balloon Fiesta in Australia, a four-day event, which, this year, comes to a close today.

CANBERRA, Australia—Hot-air balloons rise at dawn in front of Old Parliament House, 2003.

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The U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has become a controversial flashpoint of America’s “war on terror.” Magnum Photographer Paolo Pellegrin photographed the camp and its prisoners extensively in 2006. He also documented former detainees in London, Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan.

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The Philippines is the largest Christian country in Asia—where devotees take their religion very seriously. The wilder excesses of the faith are best seen during Easter festivities, when depictions of Christ's last days and re-enactments of obscure biblical stories culminate with human blood flying off the backs of self-flagellants and real crucifixions performed using six inch nails.

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