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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 06:07

Oct 29 - Take a visual tour of our most compelling photos from October, with behind-the-scenes stories from Reuters photographers. Jill Kitchener reports.

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China's chief photographer had -- TU NJ which was privileged to entering North Korea with a about seventy other international media. To cover an official ceremony and dealing Kim Jong Il son. And potential predecessor Kim -- From the get out -- was struck by the -- of photographing in North Korea without many limitations. Such is that the airport. At the party foundation monument. At the park and on the streets. He shot families pedestrians and North Korean soldiers. No one stopped him from taking these pictures. He was also struck by how clean the city and the people are. With need -- modest clothes and all wearing patriotic ads unless -- their -- With arm bands identifying them as journalists they were chauffeured to Kim Jong Il ceremony. Upon arrival -- she was pleasantly surprised the media was granted front broad access to the ceremony. With -- any ropes or security guards in front of them. He walked around taking pictures of army officers in the Yankees using the opportunity to take some shots and usual for North Korea . But the shot pageant needed most was that there inclusive leader and has sent. Who has only been seen in pictures when he was eleven years old and even then their authenticity is disputed. He kept shooting the pair when Kim Jong Il took a quick stern look towards -- sent. That was the exact shot he needed. That -- has been a curator since 1988. He says this was by far the best assignment in over thirty years as a professional photographer. And most definitely an opportunity of a lifetime. -- industrial waste at an alumina plant in western Hungary. Killed nine people and injured more than a hundred funny. The rest of our while had burst at the -- releasing one million cubic meters of highly toxic red sledge. -- shop I was faced with the challenge of shooting the disaster. It was -- alkaline which made walking even more difficult in the special chest high rendered its -- she or. At the same time Burnett has to be careful not to follow -- walking or hold onto anything for support. She wear a mask is a health necessity causing her breath to fog up the -- have her camera. And her hands are sore dried out and cracked open after a few days. The affected village is home to 750. People. At times the photographers at the scene offered to help the residents and provided medical aid. The villagers would look at them and say things lake. Thank you I'm really sorry a cannon that you over for lunch you know my house is being torn down. One and Bernadette approach said it's this time in the afternoon I normally happening glass of wine. He looked at her first second and broke down crying. It was a tough assignment issued both physically and emotionally. Dylan Martinez felt as though he was living in Rotterdam ahoy arena. Spending long days covering their artistic gymnastics championship. He and his team including Holland chief photographer Jerry Lampkin and top editor Michael Korean lives and dreams gymnastics. Especially with the -- son and gymnastic fantastic blaring loudly. Over and over and over and over again. But -- loved it. He respects the hard work the -- is putting in. When they're rotating on one are keeping a perfect study pose as they hold onto a couple of -- or when they somehow touched the act of their head with both feats. Or -- beam no whiter than a few inches. He was looking to capture the power the emotion and the seemingly impossible body contortions. And of course the overall beauty of gymnastics. The challenge was to avoid the many TV cameras and finding good -- tissue from one with a clean background. Dillon says he must work for back to front. First look for a -- got chopped a funky seen or shoot the image tight so cluttered background Scott -- The perfect picture happens when he captured the best moment with a background that adds to the image instead of detracting from it. I think -- killed at least 33 Filipinos. The Philippines government says nearly one point seven million people we're directly affected by Nate -- And the bill for the damage of agriculture and infrastructure. Is estimated at nearly 200 million US dollars. Bobby -- has experienced many tight -- living in the Philippines where an average of when he hit the country each year. But even for countries to the stars tightening may -- left turn park. Carts are blend into the sides of roads and motorized three -- had been hurled into -- rice fields. Across the northern provinces more than 350000. Tons of rice had been destroyed. Thousands of houses and huts were not to the ground. People searched through the remains of where they once -- looking for their valuables their mementos and anything that can be salvaged to use in the rebuilding process. Twenty year old Beverly -- live in a wooden house where she and her family huddled inner -- as the storm brought heavy rain and strong winds . At noon that day the weather had improved so that badly stepped outside to survey the damage. That's when a strong howling winds return and in a matter of five minute it was blown -- to pieces. Bobby came across that release stacking -- old family photos so I water holding back her tears as she attempted to drive them. --

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Pictures of the month

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 06:07