Every autumn, a spectacular animal migration takes place in Georgia’s Tusheti region in the northern Caucasus Mountains.
Four thousand French soldiers are currently deployed across five African nations in support of a wide-ranging counter-terrorism effort.
Last weekend, the tiny and isolated British island of Saint Helena welcomed its first scheduled commercial flight from South Africa.
On Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia held a much-contested referendum on independence from Spain.
Earlier today, in the Spanish Mediterranean town of Bunol, around 22,000 people gathered to throw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other.
One last aerial photo tour of the country of Georgia, before new drone laws kick in.
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.
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.
In the mountains of China’s Sichuan Province, a network of research centers and wildlife sanctuaries has been established to support native endangered species.
The eighth annual panoramic photo competition has just come to a close, and the winning images and honorable mentions have been announced.
The Ministry of Fun Santa School opens for the season in England, a red fox meets a stegosaurus in Siberia, Australians vote to allow same-sex marriage, and much more.