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Housing over 2,500 squatters on 28 of its 45 floors, the Tower of David is a half-finished structure in Caracas, Venezuela, populated with displaced people. Like the now-vanished Kowloon Walled City or a huge vertical tent city, it is feared by officials and runs by its own rules. Its residents pool resources, including skills and money, to create and maintain independent and communal water supplies, plumbing and power grids.

Even the police are afraid to enter this effectively lawless structure, but through friends one video journalist was given permission to tour and film the facility – you can follow his adventure via the video above.

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(AP) — A powerful earthquake killed at least 15 people as it rocked a swath of northern Italy on Tuesday. Factories and churches collapsed, dealing another blow to a region where thousands are still homeless after a stronger quake just nine days ago. The 5.8 magnitude quake added to the misery being felt in the [...]

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With psychedelic colors and elaborate sets, Manjari Sharma is creating a photographic series about Indian deities - a return to her cultural heritage and also a new acceptance of her profession by her family, who participated in the project.

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On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. Oct. 28, 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of the dedication. Take a look back at the history of the statue and all “the lady” has seen in her 125 years.

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Families of fallen firefighters attended an annual memorial service that honors the members of the New York City fire department who died in the past year, at the Firemen’s Memorial Monument in Riverside Park on Wednesday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


People waited in line for food at Zuccotti Park on Sunday. (Jason Andrew for The Wall Street Journal)


A boy peeked through a picture cutout at Hank’s Pumpkintown in Southampton on Saturday. (Gordon M. Grant for The Wall Street Journal )


Ruby’s Bar & Grill in Brooklyn opened on Thursday morning to a couple of regulars and a pair of tourists. The historic Riegelman’s Boardwalk, which stretches from Coney Island to Brighton Beach, is set to have all its businesses closed down next month. (Natalie Keyssar for the Wall Street Journal)


From left, New York City Museum School ninth-graders Donoven Adams, Odalis Benicio, Ghislaine Farfan and Joseph Vasquez, all 14, took notes during a field trip on Tuesday.  (Natalie Keyssar for the Wall Street Journal)


Two women shared an umbrella as they walked down Sixth Avenue by the Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture in Manhattan on Tuesday. (Natalie Keyssar for the Wall Street Journal)


Handlers with the Big Apple Circus raised the tent in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Wednesday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


Taxi dispatcher Winston Whaream, center, talked with Columbia Business School student Matt Gordon, right, and professor Clifford Schorer, at a taxi stand at Kennedy International Airport on Monday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


The pizza oven at PizzArte at 69 W. 55th St. in Manhattan (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Lindsay May Schneider tried to photograph Eva Lambroza, 2, and her brother, Marcus, 4, at Classic Kids Photography in Manhattan on Wednesday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Carmine Puglisi, left, and Sunny Cosovic covered a replica of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday. The statue, which was cast from the original mold, was being prepared for its formal presentation Wednesday at 667 Madison Ave. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Don Higgins put holiday lights on the trees surrounding Rockefeller Center on Thursday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )


Author Jill Kargman loaded bullets into a handgun before shooting at the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range in Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


Playwright Nicky Silver, outside the Vineyard Theater on 15th Street, where seven of his plays have made their premieres. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


A 510-foot tower of glass, steel and floating stone masonry, designed by architect Rafael Pelli, is under construction at 4 E. 102nd St. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal )


Ronda Matthews, 40, carried her son, Owen, 3, at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Zuccotti Park on Monday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A selection of wines at the Terroir wine bar in Murray Hill (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal )

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Zoniers, Porte de Choisy, 1913By Stephen Longmire, Afterimage, May 2001It has been 20 years, amazingly enough, since New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launched its landmark cycle of exhibitions of the work of French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927), who spent his last 30 years documenting the architectural record of Paris and its surroundings at the beginning of the last century.

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