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18 months ago photographer Jim Young began shooting with a Hasselblad x-pan panoramic film camera. He documented the list of Republican challengers lining up for a chance to go up against the President Obama for a place in the White House. With only days to go until the Presidential election, here’s a look back at the campaign on film. Read Jim’s personal account here.

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1 in 88: Those are the odds that a child in the United States is born with Autism or a related disorder, according to the latest estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Fragile X is the most common known genetic cause of autism. Both of Holly Roos’ children have Fragile X. Parker is an energetic and expressive 12 year old; and Allison, though possessing the same amount of youthful playfulness, displays much milder symptoms than her older brother. Photographer Jim Young documents life at the Roos’ and gives his personal account here. Read an in-depth special report: New drugs, fresh hope for autism patients.

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Weather predictions for possible tornadoes from a new storm system today threaten the Midwest and South, and have recent victims nervous about what the day might hold. The first powerful storm system tore through parts of the Midwest and South earlier this week, killing 13 people from Kansas to Kentucky, leaving pockets of devastation across several states and marking the acceleration of another deadly (and early) tornado season. Tornadoes and powerful winds tore off roofs, leveled homes and businesses, tossed mobile homes, downed power lines and injured more than 150 people. The damage was most significant in Harrisburg, a small town in southern Illinois where blocks of houses and businesses were reduced to rubble. -- Paula Nelson(25 photos total)
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in ruins, March 1, 2012, in Ridgway, Ill. A pre-dawn twister flattened entire blocks of homes as violent storms ravaged the Midwest and South. (Seth Perlman/Associated Press)

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SUNRISE PRACTICE SUNRISE PRACTICE: Members of the Hays High School football team in Hays, Kan., took to the field shortly before sunrise Monday for a workout, on their first day of practice for the fall season. (Steven Hausler/Associated Press)

SUPPORTING A SOLDIER SUPPORTING A SOLDIER: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry posed Monday for a photo with a cut-out of Spc. James Benal, who is serving in Afghanistan. Gov. Perry was campaigning at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. (Jim Young/Reuters)

BACK IN COURT BACK IN COURT: Egyptian state TV showed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lying on a stretcher inside a cell at a courtroom in Cairo Monday as fallen leader’s trial on murder and corruption charges resumed. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

BOTTOMS UP BOTTOMS UP: Men wearing traditional Bavarian clothes sat Monday in a boat equipped with a beer barrel during the Fischerstechen boat-jousting competition at the Staffelsee Lake in southern Germany. The event, dating back to 1864, is held every year on the Catholic feast of the Assumption. (Christof Stache/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

RUBBERY CRASH RUBBERY CRASH: Denny Hamlin hit a tire barrier during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series auto race at in Watkins Glen, New York, Monday. (David Duprey/Associated Press)

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APPLE FAITHFUL
APPLE FAITHFUL: Andrew Christian waited in the rain in front of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York Friday to purchase Apple’s iPad 2. Released less than a year ago, Apple has sold more than 14 million units of its touchscreen tablet. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg)

SPEWING SMOKE
SPEWING SMOKE: Villagers worked farmland as Mt. Bromo spewed smoke in Probolinggo, Indonesia, Friday. The popular tourist destination has seen a rise in volcanic activity in recent days. (Fully Handoko/European Pressphoto Agency)

STACKING SACKS
STACKING SACKS: A worker carried a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Taguig, Philippines, Friday. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

BEARER OF BAD NEWS
BEARER OF BAD NEWS: A policeman talked to the relative of a victim in Monterrey, Mexico, Friday. Unknown assailants gunned down a young couple, one of them a Honduran, and dumped their bodies in a working-class neighborhood, according to local media. (Tomas Bravo/Reuters)

SETTING UP
SETTING UP: A worker adjusted a sign before President Barack Obama’s news conference at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington Friday. Mr. Obama convened the news conference to address growing criticism from Republicans about his energy policies. (Jim Young/Reuters)

REBEL CASUALTIES
REBEL CASUALTIES: Bodies of slain rebels were carried from the frontline in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Friday, as forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi continued their offensive from the air and ground against rebel-held positions in the east. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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Brilliant street photography in NYT Lens by Matt Stuart yesterday…

Features and Essays - Matt Stuart: London, Very Dry, With a Twist (NYT Lens: November 2010)

Stuart’s website

Just in….

NEWS – World Press Photo 2011 Jury : “Nineteen recognized professionals in the field of press photography worldwide will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 29 January until 10 February 2011.”

Some ‘polaroid’ work on the Reuters Full Focus blog…. Jim Young hasn’t gone the iPhone route as a lot of photographers lately, but chose the Fuji Instax as his tool…

Features and Essays - Jim Young: Presidential Polaroids (Reuters Full Focus blog: November 2010)

US mid-term elections coming up…Suau and Miller on TIME

Features and Essays - Anthony Suau: Scenes from the Stewart Colbert Rally (TIME: November 2010)

Features and Essays - Greg Miller: The Poll Workers (TIME: October 2010) The men and women charged with ensuring the integrity of the voting process

Features and Essays - Sven Torfinn: Proposed Road in Serengeti National Park (NYT: October 2010) Tanzania

Magnum Photos is now selling photos from Paolo Pellegrin’s first NatGeo assignment, Waters Wars,  published in National Geographic  Magazine in April this year…and which was also shown on NYT Lens and NPR Pictureshow… still worth checking this one out, as there are images which weren’t included on the three previous platforms…

Features and Essays – Paolo Pellegrin: Waters Wars (Magnum: 2010)

Features and Essays – Hossein Fatemi: The Surge (Panos: October 2010) Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Steve Pyke: Philosophers | article (NYT: October 2010)

InterviewsJR : Ted Prize (Ted: 2010)

Interviews - Christopher Morris : Mr President (VII Magazine: October 2010)

InterviewsAnastasia Taylor-Lind (Digital Photo Pro: 2010)

InterviewsLiz Hingley : A journey through Soho Road (Telegraph: October 2010)

I only recently discovered  - after having worked for the FT myself –  that the paper has a really good Life and Arts section on Saturday’s… The FT Magazine is great too…

Articles – Financial Times: Photographer Larry Clark’s muses (FT: October 2010)

TwitterGideon Mendel

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As a final note… 30,524 views in October… Thank you!

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