Photos of the Week: 2/11–2/17

Makha Bucha Day in Thailand, an overflowing dam in California, the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival in Taiwan, alpacas in Siberia, Beyonce at the Grammys, Carnival in Venice, protests in Romania and France, and much more.

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    Visiting Chernobyl 32 Years After the Disaster

    Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode, causing the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster.

  • A Sunny Seattle Day

    I’ve been traveling recently, and was unable to compose a proper photo story for today, so I hope you’ll indulge me if I just share a few pictures I took in and around Seattle yesterday.

  • P. Medicus / Getty

    Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Socotra

    Off the coast of Yemen, in the Arabian Sea, lies the isolated Socotra Island, where hundreds of plants and animals have developed into unique species.

  • The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library / Ricardo Thomas

    Photos From State Dinners Past

    As the Trumps prepare to host their first state dinner on Tuesday, a look back at state dinners held by past U.S. presidents, from Eisenhower to Obama.