Photo Essays

LIFE in the Korean War: Classic Photos

Few people have lived as long, as varied and as complete a life as David Douglas Duncan. And certainly no photographers ever enjoyed a longer, more varied or...

Angelina Jolie: Humanitarian

It was while she was in Cambodia in 2001, shooting Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, that Angelina Jolie became aware of the suffering of the people in that war-ravaged...

In Praise of Water

On the the occasion of the 10th annual United Nations World Water Day, LIFE.com offers a gallery celebrating that most wondrous of all the elements: dihydrogen...

Afghanistan’s Record Opium Year

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose to a new high of more than 200,000 hectares in 2013, a 36% increase over last year, the United Nations Office on...