TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. And yet somehow, even amid this colossal …

The Happiest Photo Ever Made

Take a fresh look at Alfred Eistenstaedt’s famous “Drum Major,” photographed in 1950. As the editor, writer, poet and one-time director of photography for LIFE, David Friend, once said, this picture is Eisenstaedt’s “ode to …

Royal Puppy Love

From Prince George to Queen Victoria, when it comes to family portraits, British monarchs sure do love their dogs.

Blanket Coverage: One Baby, 44 Photographers

On Tuesday, the horde of photojournalists and paparazzi got the shot they’d all been waiting for—the new royal baby. Of the media in attendance, TIME selected one image from almost every photographer who covered the event

20 Timeless Photos That Made Our Week

What makes us grin, smile, belly-laugh? There are myriad triggers, of course, ranging from the sweet and the lighthearted to the dark and (occasionally) the deeply twisted. Here, as a visual antidote to the seemingly endless …

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