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time Three months ago, Tao Liu was just a water-meter reader in the Chinese city of Hefei. However, Liu's witty images, which poke fun at contemporary Chinese issues, made him an overnight sensation on the Chinese social network Weibo. "Although I'm not in big cities like Beijing or Shanghai, I felt connected to the world through the photos I took of [Hefei]," Liu tells TIME. Photograph by Tao Liu. See more on LightBox.time.com 12h

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time "Unbroken," directed and produced by Angelina Jolie, opens in theaters on Christmas Day. The film stars Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini in an epic biographic tale of the Olympic runner and World War II veteran. "Jolie has made a grand, solid movie of the Zamperini story," TIME's Richard Corliss writes, "but O’Connell is the part of 'Unbroken' that was truly worth the wait." Photograph by Paola Kudacki for TIME. Read the review on time.com 1d

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time Christmas is taken very seriously in Staten Island, N.Y. Sammy Nahas, a 38-year-old electrician, spent almost $60,000 on Christmas decorations this year - not to mention twelve months of preparation. "It's like Harley Davidson meets Christmas," says Nahas. "You wait 365 days for this one day. Jesus is born, family comes over, you eat like pigs, you're merry, it's a good day." Photograph by Dana Ullman (@ullmanfoto). See more on time.com 3d

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time Pictured here is the first image of the sun, taken in high-energy X-rays, from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, released on Dec. 22, 2014. Photograph by JPL-CalTech/GSFC/@nasa. See TIME's Most Beautiful Space Photos of 2014 on time.com 3d

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time TIME picks Bulent Kilic (@kilicbil) for Best Wire Photographer of 2014. Amidst a turbulent year, the @afpphoto photographer's images have consistently grabbedd the attention of editors and viewers around the world. Photograph by Bulent Kilic—AFP/@gettyimages. See more on LightBox.time.com 5d

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time A diver in Santa costume feeds fish as part of upcoming Christmas celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Dec. 16, 2014. Photograph by Vincent Thian—AP. See TIME's full gallery of pictures of the week on time.com 6d

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time Russia's President Vladimir Putin is seen through a video camera's viewfinder, as he speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow on Dec. 18, 2014. Photograph by Kirill Kudryavtsev—AFP/@gettyimages. See TIME's full gallery of pictures of the week on time.com 6d
  •   orestgumpp @liljon222 хотя, или лучше, пусти. России пора очиститься от совково/имперсько мыслящих людей 3d
  •   liljon222 @orestgumpp умным людям давно все понятно. Я не говорю что Россия права или Украина не права. Или Путин хороший или блять Обама плохой. Все соблюдают нац. интересы. Просто вы ведетесь как соски на то что вам подсовывают и разводите хуйню. А насчет 91, почитай книжки только не те которые печатают на Украине. Все что сейчас , уже было и не раз. До тупых опять не доходит. 3d
  •   orestgumpp @liljon222 хорошо, буду читать только то что печетают в Соссии, только там правда святая-пресвятая))) пока, тупица ;) 3d
  •   liljon222 @orestgumpp пичаль3d
  •   sam_isaev @ira_shinshi прежде, чем кого-то поучать - научись писАть без ошибок!!! Политиканша! Под носом вытри! Смех :-) 3d
  •   ira_shinshi @sam_isaev и айфончик выкиньте, и в европу не надо ездить и на бабу американскую дрочить. Я не политиканша, это вы в любви к своему гитлеру живете в двойных стандартах. Доллары то купили, рубли поменяли? 3d
  •   sam_isaev @ira_shinshi Это называется пёрнуть мозгом - облажалась везде: айфончик нафиг не нужен, в европу не езжу, никогда её не любила, скоро лечу на Шри-Ланку:-), с бабой ты облажалась милая - я девушка:-) , стандарт один - Родина, а люблю - рубли! А вот хохлятскими проститутками у нас все трассы в Москве забиты и они любят наши рубли и члены наших членов. А майданутые все несут и верят в хрень собственного сочинения - также, как ты сейчас со своим прогоном. Так кто здесь трендит? Вытри под носом... Повеселила от души:-) :-) :-) 2d
  •   ira_shinshi @sam_isaev ну ну, девушка членов ваших членов. нет у нас в Москве хохлятских проституток, если только не мерещатся как и то, что все вокруг майданутые. А у Шри Ланки основные торговые партнеры США и Великобритания, так что это вы снова очень непатриотично выступаете. А фоткаете вы на дисковый телефон, наверное, православная вы наша. Православие - оно ведь любовь, не так ли? 2d

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time A man arrives with a bunch of flowers in Martin Place, to pay tribute to the two victims of the siege in Sydney, Dec. 18, 2014. Photograph by Nikki Short—EPA. See TIME's full gallery of pictures of the week on time.com 7d

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time "What do we look like from a drone’s-eye view? Suspicious? Prosperous? Free and happy?” Photographer Tomas van Houtryve looks at America from above. (Photograph by Tomas van Houtryve @tomasvh@viiphoto) See more on LightBox.time.com. 1w

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time Instagram has given photographers new ways to tell their stories and reach new audiences. Each year, TIME selects the one photographer that has consistently produced an innovative series of work on Instagram. For 2014, TIME's photo editors chose Matt Black (@mattblack_blackmatt) as @Instagram Photographer of the Year. Through his images, Black charts the physical terrain of economic inequality in his native Central Valley of California. His gritty and deeply personal black-and-white photographs put the issues of migration, farm labor and poverty on the map. (Photograph by Matt Black). Read more on LightBox.time.com 1w

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time See TIME's new cover: The Year Ahead featuring NASA's Scott Kelly. Photograph by Marco Grob for TIME. See more at TIME.com. 1w

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time TIME picks the top 100 photos of 2014. In this photograph, taken by Pete Muller (@petekmuller@prime_collective) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, people attend a Sunday church service in the village of Kitshanga, in Masisi territory, on March 9, 2014. See TIME's full gallery of the Top 100 Photos of 2014 on LightBox.time.com. 1w

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time This year, TIME sent photographers around the world to meet with the most influential people. We know them as heads of state, movie stars or athletes. They are forward-thinking, rebelious and controversial. Yet, behind their extraordinary auras and personalities, they are human beings like the rest of us, including John Oliver, photographed here. (Photograph by Peter Yang @yopeteryang for TIME). See TIME's Best Portraits of 2014 on lightbox.time.com 2w

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time Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture as a wildfire burns in the background, near Bend, Ore. on June 7, 2014. Photograph by Josh Newton—AP. See TIME's Most Surprising Photos of 2014 on lightbox.time.com 2w

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time Molly Pederson, right, and her daughter Laura Patkotak take a selfie after a bowhead whale was caught by Alaska Native subsistence hunters from their family in Barrow, Alaska on Oct. 7, 2014. Photograph by Gregory Bull—AP. See TIME's Most Surprising Photos of the 2014 on lightbox.time.com 2w

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time The sight of a green cat on the streets of a Black Sea town has caused an uproar. The cat turned green because it sleeps on an abandoned heap of synthetic green paint in a garage in Varna, Bulgaria, Dec. 5, 2014. Photograph by Petar Petrov—Zuma Press. See TIME's Most Astonishing Animal Photos of 2014 on lightbox.time.com 2w

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time A street performer dressed as the Statue of Liberty stands among light snow in Times Square in New York City on Dec. 10, 2014. Photograph by Andrew Kelly—@reuters. See TIME's full gallery of pictures of the week on time.com 2w

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time A baby sloth peeks out from behind a door on a floating house near Manaus, Brazil on May 20, 2014. Photograph by Felipe Dana—AP. See TIME's Most Astonishing Animal Photos of 2014 on lightbox.time.com 2w

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time In this week's Person of the Year issue, TIME takes a look back at the Best of Culture in 2014. In "Still Alice", released in September, Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a linguistics professor stricken at 50 with early-onset Alzheimer's. "Quietly magnificent, Moore locates each poignant nuance," writes Richard Corliss. "Come Academy Award time, 'Still Alice' may well bring this four-time Oscar nominee the honor she has so long and richly deserved. (Photograph by John Scarisbrick @johnscaris for TIME) See more of the 2014 Best of Culture in TIME's Person of the Year Issue and on time.com 2w

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time African-American Congressional staff and others hold their hands up during a walk-out to protest the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 11, 2014. Photograph by Brendan Smialowski (@bsmialowski)—AFP/@gettyimages. Read about the nationwide protests on time.com 2w

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