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Today marks the start of Documerica Week on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary goal of documenting adverse effects of modern life on the environment, but photographers were also encouraged to record the daily life of ordinary people, capturing a broad snapshot of America. Today's subject is New York City, an area covered by many photographers, showing some of the urban decay and congestion that helped prompt environmental legislation, as well as glimpses of New Yorkers at work and play. Stay tuned for part 2 of Documerica Week tomorrow, when we travel southwest.

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The country continues to mourn and investigate the loss of 68 people killed on the island of Utoya who were attending a youth summer camp of the country's left-wing Labor Party as well as eight killed by a car bomb in Oslo last Friday. Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik is accused of the shootings and attacks. Over the weekend it was reported that more than 100,00 people gathered in Oslo for a flower vigil to remember the victims. Elizabeth Amundsen,16, cries as hundreds of thousands of people gather at a memorial vigil following Friday's twin extremist attacks, July 25 in Oslo. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, claimed that he has "two more cells" working with him as he appeared in court following a bomb blast at a government building in Oslo and a shooting massacre on nearby Utoya Island that killed at least 76 people in all. The death toll was originally reported as 93. Flowers and candles are seen at a temporary memorial site for the victims of the shooting spree and bomb attack in Norway, on the shore in front of Utoeya island, northwest of Oslo, July 26. Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik is in all likelyhood "insane", his lawyer said after the anti-Islam radical admitted to bomb and shooting spree in Norway on Friday that killed 76 people. A girl holds a flower as she takes part in a march near Utoeya island to pay their respects for the victims of the killing spree and bomb attack in Norway, in the village of Sundvollen, northwest of Oslo, July 26, 2011.

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Over the last decade, Greece went on a debt binge that came crashing to an end in late 2009, provoking an economic crisis. Over the next two years, Greece relied on bailout money from its richer neighbors and implemented austerity measures meant to cut its bloated deficit and restore investor confidence. But by June 2011 it found itself deep in a second recession, near the end of its cash and facing a political crisis, as anti-austerity demonstrations grew. Violence broke out this week during one of those demonstrations, injuring 11, as the frustration continued to grow and no quick fixes emerged. Today, Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou, in a broad cabinet reshuffle, appointed a new Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, in hopes of turning his country around. A protester shouts at police guarding the Greek parliament in Athens, June 15, 2011. Greek police fired tear gas at demonstrators as tens of thousands of grassroots activists and unionists vowed to converge on Athens' central Syntagma. A masked youth walks beside a burning barricade during clashes in Athens' central Syntagma (Constitution) Square, June 15, 2011. Angry youths hurled petrol bombs at Greece's Finance Ministry and tens of thousands of protesters marched on parliament. Protesters clash with riot police, June 15, 2011. Thousands of protesters ringed the Greek parliament building as the government tried to push through its emergency package.

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The world's only surviving panda triplets have been reunited with their mother after their birth at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangdong province. It marks the first complete family reunion following the birth of the triplets on July 29.

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Demonstrators across Turkey took to the streets again this morning, continuing a week of unprecedented protest against what they see as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian rule, police brutality, and the destruction of Istanbul's Taksim Park for the sake of a development project. More than 4,300 people have been wounded so far in a dozen cities, and at least two have died. Members of the Turkish government offered apologies for excessive use of police force, but Erdogan remained dismissive and defiant, insisting he will continue with the planned development of Taksim Park. Collected here are scenes from Turkey over the past few days, as tens of thousands remain in the streets, and the government shows no sign of making concessions. A couple wearing gas masks walk in a street between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 4, 2013 during an anti-government demonstration. What started as an outcry against a local development project has snowballed into widespread anger against what critics say is the government's increasingly conservative and authoritarian agenda. A protester waves the Turkish flag from a roof top at Taksim square on June 3, 2013 in Istanbul. Riot police walk past a burning barricade during clashes with anti-government protesters in Ankara, early on June 5, 2013.

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25 Years ago Chernobyl was headline news. On April 26th 1986 at 1:23 A.M. reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the town of Pripyat, ruptured a vessel during several extreme power spikes. Several explosions followed and these caused the graphite moderator components of the reactor to be exposed to air, setting them on fire. The fire sent a plume of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere. It drifted over large parts of the Sovjet Union and Western Europe. 50 People died as a direct result of the disaster and it is thought up to 4000 people have died as a result of being exposed to the radioactive materials which entered the atmosphere. Over 350.000 were evacuated from contaminated areas around Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In 2011, 25 years later, the area surrounding Chernobyl still looks like a ghost town. Fan of TotallyCoolPix David Schindler went to Chernobyl and took these amazing photos which will take you right back into time to 1986.

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Janne Parviainen is the first to officially break in our new category In The Picture. In this category we aim to provide (semi) pro-photographers with a platform to showcase their talent. Be it a portfolio of their best work or work on a single theme. Anything goes as long as the images are fit for Totally Cool Pix. Janne is from Finland and likes painting and photography. He even uses his painting techniques in his photos and turns them into works of very colourful and fun art. If you want to know more about Janne please visit his website. If you are a photographer with some skills and would like your work featured in In The Picture please contact us with some samples of your work.

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Warren Waltz examined tornado damage at a truck stop east of Oklahoma City Tuesday. Tornadoes ripped through the Southern Plains Monday, killing at least five people as cars blew off highways and homes were toppled. Schoolgirls received treatment in a hospital after falling ill in a suspected poisonous-gas attack at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Also Tuesday, four teachers and nine students were hospitalized after a bomb detonated under a stairwell at a boys’ school in Khost province. Oil booms surrounded one of the Chandeleur Islands Monday to protect it from oil. BP, Halliburton and Transocean officials traded blame for the April 20 oil-rig explosion Tuesday during testimony before the Senate.

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