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Best of 2013: Ten Striking Photo Galleries

The rise of the internet photo collection continued in 2013. We're indebted to all of these artists and photographers, amateur and professional, for their work; and all of the curators, of course.

Here are ten of our favourite galleries of the year:


A Deadly Alkaline Lake in Africa Turns Animals into Calcified Statues (This is Colossal)

What Ali Wore (Tumblr)

Intimate National Geographic Portraits of the Serengeti lion (The Atlantic)

Maleonn's mobile photo studio (Guardian)

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013 (The Atlantic)

A New Kind of Beauty (Slate)

Liu Bolin: Hiding in the City (Slate)

Chicken Portraits (CNN)

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 (Guardian)

TIME Picks the Top Ten Photos of 2013 (TIME)



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Image of ‘The Seventies’ by Michelle Arrow

Making the private public: ‘The Seventies’ by Michelle Arrow

This new history traces how the decade’s redefined politics shaped modern Australia

Image from ‘Destroyer’

Hell hath no fury: Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman confronts in this LA crime thriller

Image from Hobart’s school strike for climate

The kids are alright

Climate-striking students have every right to protest

Image of Defence Minister Christopher Pyne

The Teflon Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige