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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 from ‘House of Cards’

The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

Image from ‘Suspiria’

Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’

Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film