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August 23 Photo Brief: Violence in Mexico, beating the heat in Macedonia and snuggling pandas

August 23 Photo Brief: Violence in Mexico, beating the heat in Macedonia and snuggling pandas

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Mexican authorities shoot it out with criminals, a mother panda cuddles with her cub in Vienna, mourners gather for miners slain in South Africa and more in today’s daily brief.
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August 16 Daily Brief: Standoff in London, Endeavor heads west, wildfires continue to flare

August 16 Daily Brief: Standoff in London, Endeavor heads west, wildfires continue to flare

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Wikileaks founder seeks asylum in Londan, wildfires spread in the western states, the shuttle Endeavor heads to a new home and more in today’s daily brief.
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August 10 Photo Brief with a human pyramid, Agent Orange and Olympics Day 14

August 10 Photo Brief with a human pyramid, Agent Orange and Olympics Day 14

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Vietnam remembers the horrors of Agent Orange sprayed by U.S. troops in the 60’s, Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid during the Janmashtami celebrations, jets rehearse for the Russian Air Force’s 100th anniversary flight show and more in today’s daily brief.
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10 animated gifs from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

10 animated gifs

If the Olympics reinforced anything, it’s our addiction to the animated gif — everyone from journalists to pop culture enthusiasts created them to add a little drama and pizazz in reporting the Games this year. Elspeth Reeve from The Atlantic provided a gif guide to “how the U.S. Team crushed the Russians,” meanwhile Buzzfeed highlighted the “most absurd moments of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” and Mashable presented “the most painful moments of the Olympics” via gifs.

Here’s a gif rundown from the Neiman Journalism Lab, a Storify of Olympics gifs, and a gif need to know guide for journalists from Ann Friedman.

We claim to be no pros, but here we add our own to the Olympics animated gif mix from the hurdles to weightlifting and even a First Lady Michelle Obama reaction, using photos and the power of layers and animation in Photoshop.
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August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

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A fancy dress competition by Hindu devotees, Singapore celebrates 47 years of independence, heavy flooding continues in Manila and more in today’s daily brief.
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August 7 Photo Brief: Massive flooding in Manila, Olympics Day 11 and fake blue horse poo

August 7 Photo Brief: Massive flooding in Manila, Olympics Day 11 and fake blue horse poo

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Torrential rains in the Philippines cause flood waters to reach 6.5 feet (2 meters) high, the competition at the Summer Olympic Games stays strong, a German art installation of equine excrement plops down in front of a museum in Berlin and more in today’s daily brief.
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