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Produced by Magnum PhotosToday's Pictures
Friday, Dec 21, 2007
Christmas in Non-Western Countries
Thursday, Dec 20, 2007
Round and Round
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007
Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007
Cooks in the Kitchen
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No Place Like Home
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Interactive Essays
Merry ChristmasEmpty Orchestra
Merry Christmas
by Magnum Photographers

Who is Santa Claus? In Italy "La Befana" is a good witch who dresses all in black. In the U.S. the Coca Cola Company invented the Santa in red and white robes. The Dutch "Sintirklass" arrives by boat on December 6th. In China, "Dun Che Lao Ren," or Christmas Old Man, brings gifts to children. In Germany the "Christkind" or Christ Child brings presents while families are in church. In Sweden Santa is a gnome called "Juletomten". In Switzerland the "Christkindl" brings the gifts. In England Father Christmas is a stern version of Santa Claus.

Empty Orchestra
by Chien-Chi Chang

One night and one roll of film. Chien-Chi Chang's photographs of "a night in a karaoke bar" explore a different scene from that which we are used to in western-world karaoke establishments.
He evocatively captures the other side of karaoke culture in which divorced or married Vietnamese women entertain Taiwanese men, portraying what some suggest is a new "concubine phenomenon" emerging from Karaoke culture in certain parts of Asia.

Book of the Week
<i>Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook</i>
Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook
by Elliott Erwitt
In this book, Erwitt gives us his most serious and yet whimsical best, presenting us moments that, without the expressiveness of hands, would not exist.
Zoom In
No Place Like Home
by Magnum Photographers
During the holiday season, many people festively reunite with their kin. Magnum and Slate present images of families worldwide.
Antoine D'AgataQuote of the Week
It's not how a photographer looks at the world that is important. It's their intimate relationship with it."
— Antoine D'Agata