For much of the past year, Associated Press photographers have been gathering images of the people and places at the heart of multiple issues dividing Americans this election year.
Diwali lights in England, a pair of scary clown masks in Nicaragua, a rat stuck in a New York garbage can, a bioluminescent jellyfish in the Marianas Trench, a little Hitler, and much more.
Thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish troops, supported by the United States, France, and Britain, are now in the early stages of a massive operation to retake the Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from ISIS militants.
One last overview of autumn
The UN estimates at least 1.4 million Haitians are now in need of urgent assistance as clean water, food, and medicine are in short supply.
It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet.
Cuddling with a Kodiak bear, a presidential fist-bump with a robotic arm, mourning Thailand's King Bhumibol, an African penguin release, and much more.
Unranked images from the the 2016 Small World Photomicrography Competition.
In Russia’s Siberian wilderness, a new gold rush is on, as local ‘tuskers’ set up illegal ivory mines, blasting away soil and permafrost to find the tusks, horns, and bones of woolly mammoths and rhinos.
One week after the powerful storm first made landfall in southwestern Haiti, some communities still have not received any assistance, as authorities reported at least 900 deaths due to the hurricane.
The photographer Fabian Muir has visited the closed-off country five times, hoping for a glimpse of the everyday.
Fall colors in New England, famine in Yemen, hurricane Matthew aftermath in Cuba and Haiti, exploding mannequins in South Korea, and much more.
Getty Images photographer Jeff Mitchell paid a visit to Foula recently, and returned with these images of its people, animals, and landscape.
Photographer Aris Messinis recently spent time aboard rescue vehicles documenting just some of the thousands of desperate migrants plucked from smuggler’s boats left drifting in the Mediterranean over the past few days.
National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 4.
Every year in Spain, a Catalan tradition of building Castells—human towers reaching up to 10 stories—takes place.
Typhoon Megi in China, a fuel tanker afire off the coast of Mexico, the Surf Dog Competition in California, a mass skinny-dip in England, and much more.
The border between the United States and Mexico stretches 3,169 kilometers (1,969 miles), crossing deserts, rivers, towns, and cities from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
For thousands of years, when farmers in mountainous regions have expanded their farms to grow crops on the steep slopes, they have carved massive steps into the terrain.
It’s starting to feel like my favorite time of year once more—the autumnal equinox took place last week.