Picture Editor

Leanne Burden Seidel

Burden Seidel is a Lifestyles picture editor and produces staff videos. She has worked as a picture editor at the Boston Globe since 1994 on Page One, Metro, Travel and special projects. She produces The Natural World and daily online photo galleries.

Latest stories

Crisis in Yemen

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Since the horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques last week, Yemen has been tumbling into chaos. Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility, intensifying conflict with the rebel Houthi group that continues to gain control of parts of the country. Saudia Arabia has conducted airstrikes to try to stop the advance, and ground troops could also be sent from other countries. NOTE: Graphic content

Spring scenes

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Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The vernal equinox is anticipated by many looking forward to warmer temperatures and a welcoming rebirth. In some areas of the world, the signs are more apparent. This year, the first day of spring held the distinction of coinciding with a solar eclipse.

Mayor James Michael Curley in the Evacuation Day Parade

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Mayor James Michael Curley receives flowers from Mrs. Betty Cherry during South Boston’s traditional Evacuation Day parade on March 17, 1947.

Children of war

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The United Nations children’s agency reported this week that 14 million children in Syria and Iraq are in crisis due to war. The number of children needing aid has greatly increased from the previous year and there are fears that living with the severe violence will permanently scar the young generation. Here is a look at recent photos depicting the lives of children during this conflict.