About two weeks ago, Iraqi government troops began to push into the western half of ISIS-occupied Mosul, after securing the eastern side.
Volcanic eruptions in Italy, Carnival celebrations around the world, an annular solar eclipse seen in Argentina, and much more.
The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 14th annual photo contest, selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 146 countries.
In the 1930s, Roy Stryker, head of the Information Division of the Farm Security Administration, used an unusual and destructive technique to “kill” unwanted photos—punch a hole right through the negative.
Carnival season is under way across Europe and the Americas.
Photographs of Melissa Eich, a speech pathologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, taken by her husband Matt Eich
Flooding in California, unrest at town hall meetings across the U.S., the Naked Man Festival in Japan, continued fighting in Iraq and Syria, the end of a long-term protest in North Dakota, horse racing on a frozen Swiss lake, and much more.
Earlier this month, Agence France-Presse photographers Jim Watson and Guillermo Arias traveled the length of the U.S.–Mexico border.
For months, protesters have camped in the frigid North Dakota winter, opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Recently, state officials ordered them to evacuate the campground, located on federal land, due to spring flooding.
Over the past few days, thousands and thousands of citizens around the world marched through the streets, voicing their opposition to, or support for, dozens of issues.
Photographs of freelancers living in Los Angeles, made by photographer Jessica Chou
An overflowing dam in California, the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival in Taiwan, Beyonce at the Grammys, Carnival in Venice, protests in Romania, and much more.