A collection of images of Akihito and his wife, Michiko, through the years, in their roles as emperor and empress of Japan.
After the horrific Easter Sunday bombings, loved ones mourn in Sri Lanka, and supporters offer prayers from around the world.
Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in China’s Gobi Desert.
After the ice festival: fascinating aerial images of ephemeral architecture crumbling and returning to a liquid state
Allison Joyce, a photographer with Getty Images, spent time with some of the women taking on the dangerous but necessary task of clearing Sri Lanka’s remaining minefields.
Welcoming the arrival of the Year of the Earth Pig with family get-togethers, temple visits, street festivals, and displays of fireworks
Much of Australia has been enduring a string of record-breaking and dangerous heat waves since December.
Massive, colorful ice sculptures light up the night in the frigid northern city of Harbin, China.
At least 222 people have reportedly been killed along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait by a tsunami, likely triggered by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.
Authorities in Allahabad, India, are expecting approximately 100 million visitors over the 48-day Ardh Kumbh Mela festival starting on January 15, 2019, and 22 temporary pontoon bridges are being built to handle the traffic.
A mock prison facility in South Korea has been locking up paying “inmates” for brief stays in simple cells since 2013.
As time passes, the scale of the disaster is becoming clearer. Rescuers and aid supplies are finally reaching some of the more inaccessible and devastated areas near Palu.
On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, triggering a localized tsunami, killing hundreds.
Images of the immediate effects of the monster storm in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of southeastern China
Yesterday, to mark its 70th birthday, North Korea held a military parade, put on a massive show with its first “mass games” in five years, and finished with a torchlight parade.
Yesterday, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years tore through the western part of the country with heavy rain and violent winds.
India’s southern state of Kerala is suffering its worst flooding in a century, with more than one million people displaced, and more than 400 reported deaths in the past two weeks.
Fiona Goodall, a photographer working with Getty Images, recently visited the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, a country battling rising sea levels with limited resources.
On the Indonesian island of Lombok, near Bali, at least 250 deaths and many hundreds of injuries have been reported, and tens of thousands have been left homeless.
For years, photographers have traveled across Russia finding and photographing intriguing ghost towns, empty Soviet factories, toppling houses, and crumbling churches.
A spectacular festival of handheld fireworks that dates back more than 350 years
Over the weekend, sustained heavy rainfall hit parts of western and central Japan, causing flash flooding, setting off landslides, and submerging floodplains.
In northern Thailand, hundreds of rescue workers have been searching for a group of 12 boys and their coach lost in a cave. They found them alive after days of being trapped underground, but getting them out won’t be easy.
Life in the Shamlapur refugee camp for Rohingyas in Bangladesh, where Clodagh Kilcoyne, a Reuters photographer, photographed refugees who have found unofficial work in the fishing industry
A dangerous wildfire driven by hot, windy conditions has prompted hundreds of evacuations.
Recent images of African and Asian elephants in their natural habitat, as well as in preserves and protected parks
After running aground and being battered by waves for days, the MV Wakashio has leaked tons of fuel oil.
A few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas, and some of the animals and people calling it home