A tour of the world and a view of who we were this week, in ten images from the U.S. media: A photojournalist puts down his camera to write about a fateful trip inside embattled Syria, while violence and political uncertainty reverberate through the region. Powerful storms leave a trail of loss in the American Midwest, while in Japan a photographer surveys the crippling consequences of a natural disaster from last year. The confounding Republican presidential primary race becomes harder to predict as a novice political photographer heads out onto the campaign trail. And a magazine presents us with a creative, if not moral question: How do we prefer our icons—as divinities or demons?
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