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

Avian adventures

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Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching. Our feathered friends are also in the news this month, with International Migratory Bird Day on May 14, and a movie based on a popular bird game, Angry Birds, opening next week.

Raging wildfires in Alberta

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A disastrous wildfire has forced more than 80,000 residents to evacuate Fort McMurray, the biggest evacuation on record in Canada. The raging fire has grown to at least 210,000 acres, destroying entire neighborhoods.

Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

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Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria. A hospital was demolished in which at least 27 died and dozens more were killed in the continued fighting in Aleppo. The hopes for new peace talks could also be threatened.

Return to Palmyra

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Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting. With the city now free of Islamic State fighters, the government allowed time for residents to salvage their belongings. The demolished UNESCO-listed ancient ruins are unaccessible to the public as the Russian military teams clear the site of hundreds of mines left by the militants.