Namibia has nearly a thousand miles of coastline, shaped by the winds and largely unpopulated, where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean.
High in the Mountains of Lesotho, sits Afriski, one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa.
In the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, lies a vast, tortured, desert plain called the Danakil Depression.
Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra recently spent time in southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, where locals have lived in underground homes for centuries.
A collection of images of mountain gorillas in their home habitat in central Africa.
Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old leader of Zimbabwe announced he was resigning after a brutal 37-year reign, setting off wild celebrations across the country.
Four thousand French soldiers are currently deployed across five African nations in support of a wide-ranging counter-terrorism effort.
Ethiopia is home to more than 100 million people and is composed of wildly varying landscapes and an incredible diversity of ethnic and religious groups.
Getty Images photographer Chris McGrath recently spent two weeks with crew members aboard the Migrant Offshore Aid Station Phoenix as they patrolled the Mediterranean.
Getty Images photographer Dan Kitwood spent time last year visiting the Chimpanzee Conservation Center in the Haut Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa.
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.
The last photographs of the animal and his pride.
In Mali, an industry has grown up around the tailoring and creation of colorful and shiny bazin (damask) garments.
Children born with albinism in Tanzania live in constant danger of being attacked by people looking to profit from superstitious beliefs. Reuters photographer Carlo Allegri recently documented the lives of several Tanzanian children receiving care in New York after being brutalized in their home country.
The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, recently decided to run for a third term, despite a constitutional law prohibiting anyone from serving more than two terms. Violent protests erupted over the decision, leading to widespread clashes with police and armed forces.
People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and central and south Asia, continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe, hoping for security, opportunity, and a new home.
In a desert in eastern Sudan, along the banks of the Nile River, lies a collection of nearly 200 ancient pyramids - many of them tombs of the kings and queens of the Meroitic Kingdom which ruled the area for more than 900 years.
Some of the top images from the 16 categories of underwater photography in this year’s competition
A look at the construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport, a massive new transportation facility set to open later this year
Teachers on strike in Los Angeles, “Kiss a Ginger Day” in Ireland, a terror attack in Nairobi, fashion shows in Berlin and Paris, the “No Pants Subway Ride” in New York, and much more
On January 7, a group of 334 competitors began the 41st annual Dakar Rally: a punishing 10-day, 3,000-mile race across the Peruvian desert.