High in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany sits Monte Altissimo, climbed by Michelangelo in 1517, where the artist found “the marble of his dreams.”
Authorities have evacuated more than 10,000 people from parts of southern France, ahead of several raging wildfires.
Hundreds of athletes from 186 nations are gathered in Budapest, Hungary to compete in 75 events across six disciplines in the 17th FINA World Championships.
Recent high temperatures and dry, windy conditions in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, and Portugal have resulted in thousands of small wildfires and a few large large blazes.
The annual Swan Upping began today in London, England—a five-day census counting swans and young cygnets belonging to the Queen.
Over the weekend, wildfires in central Portugal killed at least 63 people and injured 135 others.
Getty Images photographer Chris McGrath recently spent two weeks with crew members aboard the Migrant Offshore Aid Station Phoenix as they patrolled the Mediterranean.
Moscow’s underground transit system is now more than 80 years old, and carries up to 9 million passengers through more than 200 stations every day.
Today was observed throughout the former Soviet republics as Victory Day—the 72nd anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945.
Over the weekend memorials and ceremonies were held in Stockholm, Sweden, to remember the victims of Friday’s attack, and to stand together in defiance of terrorism.
On March 26, 2017, thousands of Russians rallied across the country to protest government corruption, in one of the largest opposition demonstrations in years.
Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is not only the highest active volcano in Europe at 10,810 feet (3,295 meters), but is one of the most active in the world.
Incredible photographs of England’s ever-changing metropolis
On January 23, 1973, a previously-unknown fissure in the Earth beneath the small Icelandic island of Heimaey opened up less than a mile from the town of Vestmannaeyjar.
A small camp in Calais, France, housing nearly 8,000 migrants hoping to cross into England, is being evacuated and torn down in what French authorities are calling a “humanitarian” operation.
Getty Images photographer Jeff Mitchell paid a visit to Foula recently, and returned with these images of its people, animals, and landscape.
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.
Every year in Spain, a Catalan tradition of building Castells—human towers reaching up to 10 stories—takes place.
Guedelon Castle is a project started in 1997, modeled on designs from the 13th century, and is being built using techniques and materials available to masons and builders 800 years ago.
Central Italy was struck by a powerful, shallow, 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 3:36 am local time, devastating several mountain villages, and resulting in at least 73 deaths so far.
Hot springs at this Hungarian location have been in use since the 12th century
Last September, photos of a Syrian refugee being tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as he tried to flee border police went viral. His story caught the attention of a soccer training school near Madrid that helped him find work and a new home.
Since March, a series of protests, strikes, and marches have slowed down or stopped various parts of France.
Heavy rains across parts of Europe this week have caused rivers to overflow and flash floods to inundate small towns in Germany.
George Frey, Getty images photographer, recently had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, a sprawling top-secret military facility in the Utah desert.
India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on August 15, during a busy week across the nation.
In squares and streets across the United States, vigils and marches were held this weekend in response to the hatred and violence on display during a rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Since 2011, August 12 has been set aside as World Elephant Day, supported by numerous conservation agencies as a day to “spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants.”