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When PHOTOS tell the tale more than words

Last updated on: April 13, 2011 11:35 IST

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There are some stories, like the radiation fear shrouding Japan, that words can't describe and illustrate. In situations like these it falls to the photographers to find creative ways to capture the intangible. We bring you some such moments.

A US soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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A painting of a girl decorates an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A woman walks next to closed business shops in downtown Fukushima, northern Japan. Japan appears resigned to a long fight to contain the world's most dangerous atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels have complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant.


Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange. United States is yet to fully recover from the economic meltdown that struck a couple of years ago.


Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters
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A French high school student faces anti-riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at the Place de la Republique in Paris. More than a million people took to the streets to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reforms, causing widespread disruption to schools and transport and led to a fuel crisis


Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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A relative applies make-up on Rubina Ali, who acted as the young Latika in the film Slumdog Millionaire, as a neighbouring slum girl (Left) watches, in a slum in Mumbai


Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
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Miner Osman Araya hugs his wife after arriving as the sixth miner to be hoisted to the surface in Copiapo. He was among the 33 miners trapped in a mine in San Jose for 69 days.


Photographs: Hugo Infante-Government of Chile/Handout/Reuters
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A man jumps into a swimming pool in Kabul


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
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A volunteer cleans a family photo that was washed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as baby photos are placed to dry at a volunteer centre in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture


Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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A Libyan rebel fighter takes a break in Brega


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Children cross a puddle of water after heavy rains at a makeshift tent camp in Cite Soleil in strife-torn Port-au-Prince.


Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Cinema goers watch Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, inside Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. The movie is screened only in the morning and has special ticket rates which range Rs 15 to Rs 20. According to Maratha Mandir owner Manoj Desai, the movie, which is still being screened, enjoys at least 60 to 70 per cent occupancy on weekdays and a full house on weekends at his theatre.


Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Friends of Igor Moraes da Silva, one of the victims of a gun shooting at Tasso da Silveira school, attend the mass before the funeral in the Jardim da Saudade cemetery in Rio de Janeiro on April 8, 2011. A Brazilian gunman killed 12 children at a Rio de Janeiro school and then himself, police said, shocking the South American nation that has never seen such an incident before


Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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A donkey transports ballot boxes to villages unreachable by vehicles in Panjshir province, north of Kabul


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
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A United States Border Patrol agent checks an area under a bridge crossing between the United States and Mexico in El Paso, Texas. El Paso lies across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a violent city on the frontlines of Mexico's war against drug cartels


Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters
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