Revelers in Brazil prepare for Carnival, Dutch police train an eagle to capture drones in midair, a captured monkey menace in Mumbai, Russian infantry training with reindeer, a mock zebra escape in a Tokyo zoo, and much more.
In contested areas of Syria, thousands of archaeological sites are being systematically looted by unknown parties, the treasures sold off, disappearing into the black market.
A small view of people and places across China over the past few months.
Scenes from the past few frantic months in Iowa, as presidential hopefuls made appearances in every corner of the state.
The burning of a Viking longboat during Up Helly Aa in the Shetland Islands, nude statues hidden from Iran’s visiting president in Italy, a moonrise behind Toronto, and much more.
The World Health Organization and other national health agencies are warning that the current Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas.
NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity just celebrated its 12th anniversary on Mars—a mission that was originally meant to last just 90 days.
French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to view the spectacle of the 67th Republic Day Parade held in New Delhi.
Recent winter weather has caused serious problems across the northern hemisphere, but it also brought many out to play, and others to photograph the snowball fights, sleds, and the beauty of winter in full swing.
Taiwan’s first woman president, an ice-covered grain silo in Iowa (for ice climbing), a visit to a ski resort in Iran, testing a spacesuit in France, an abandoned Pentagon in China, and much more.
Every January, on Saint Sebastian Day, the streets of Piornal, Spain, fill with residents armed with turnips, seeking to punish the Jarramplas. The Jarramplas is a devil-like character portrayed by a man wearing a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, a frightening mask, and body armor underneath.
An update to a previous photo essay about this massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser that was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
In Aviemore, northern Scotland, huskies and sledders are now preparing for the 33rd annual Aviemore Sled Dog Race.
Wild horses in Northern Ireland, a ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ in NYC, icy weather across the north, the unveiling of a new Titanosaur fossil display, a glass shoe-shaped church in Taiwan, tributes to David Bowie, and much more.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Leaving Buenos Aires on January 2, nearly 350 competitors started the 37th annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through Argentina and Bolivia.
The owner of this Mitsubushi Lancer left it parked overnight outside a restaurant in Hamburg, New York, beside Lake Erie, on a cold and windy night. By the next day, spray blown from Lake Erie had encased it in ice.
For decades, low-caste Hindus in Chhattisgarh, India, tattoo the name of the Hindu god Ram on their bodies—acts of faith and defiance, saying “God is everywhere."
For nearly a year now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting rebels against the government, militias against each other, Al Qaeda and ISIS against everybody, a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed forces, and a desperate civilian populace caught in the middle.
The draining of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, snow in California’s mountains, a butter sculpture in Pennsylvania, trash pandas in Shanghai, a standoff in Oregon, a sun pillar above Stockholm, a whale made of starlings above Israel, and much more.