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This Is Your Life On Instagram

Popular photo sharing networks like Instagram now boast tens of millions of users and an endless treasure trove of images. They are also becoming a bigger part of how modern news events like inaugurations, elections and natural disasters are documented. But such networks have also sparked questions about who holds rights to the images, the degree that they've been doctored, and how they affect those who take photos professionally.

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