People protested, the world held its breath, and then it happened — Britney Spears is getting a lawyer of her own choosing. While there was a lot going on in the world this week, this one felt like a small victory to celebrate. We rounded up photos that look at the unshakeable hold the pop star had on Hollywood in the early aughts before her conservatorship began in 2008.
In California, photographer Noah Berger captured hardworking fire crews as the Sugar Fire devoured a California town, while we looked at the floods in Germany that killed over 100 people this week. Trees are a good way to combat climate change, and Rita Leistner photographed the back-breaking work that is tree planting in the backwoods of Canada, but not until she planted over 500,000 trees herself.
In Jason Fulford's new book, famous photographers from around the world shared what photos they don't take (or try not to) in Photo No Nos. When Sophie Rivera died earlier this year, the photography world lost a visionary photographer of New York — we spoke with her husband and looked at how her work developed over the decades. Around the world we looked at some of the children who lost parents to COVID-19 and how they and their families are filling the void left behind. And after two decades, the US left the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, which was subsequently looted — the Guardian has a good look at how that happened.