The country’s prestigious grandes écoles illustrate the gulf between its universal ideals and its day-to-day life.
Days of unprecedented rainfall have caused rivers to overflow their banks, sweeping away bridges and roads, thereby cutting off many communities.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrates how to de-escalate a conflict while also saving face.
Vast fields of lentils and poppies blooming in central Italy
Four more years might present tantalizing opportunities for Beijing to expand its influence around East Asia and the world.
The backlash against the Harry Potter creator is a growing pain of her fandom.
A new waterslide in the Czech Republic, a cat on the Algerian waterfront, a grotto reopening in Italy, burying a coronavirus victim in Russia, a wildfire in Colorado, and much more
Images from hard-hit areas in Kenya, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Yemen, taken over recent months
With a far-reaching national-security law, overlords in a distant capital are again making decisions on the city’s behalf.
Recent images of the Antarctic landscape, wildlife, and research facilities, as well as some of the work taking place there
The idea of child care as women’s (unpaid) work holds the issue back in political discussions.
Britain has finally passed a new law allowing for no-fault divorce, all without a culture war.
Mountaintop yoga in China, a sunrise over Glastonbury Tor, a sneaky gull in Denmark, a field of lavender in England, “Rays of Victory” in Russia, a concert for plants in Spain, a ski run in Australia, and much more
Let communities decide which monuments should stay.
Recent images of some of the services and memorials in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and more
Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new.
The coronavirus outbreak has emboldened defenders of the nation-state, in Europe and beyond.
Photographers across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia captured the celestial phenomenon and many of its observers.
The role of Washington correspondent has long been one of the most prized postings in international journalism.
Continued burials of coronavirus victims in Chile, dinosaur art in Shanghai, ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism worldwide, workout pods in California, a horse named Mr. Glitter Sparkles in England, and much more