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.
Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen has documented many refugees heading to Europe. He often found himself wondering “What happens to migrants once they reach Europe?”, and heard about a program in the Netherlands where the government had started housing refugees in vacant prisons.
In Belgium, the Reuters photographer Yves Herman recently visited Animatrans, a funeral home that claims to be the first in Belgium designed exclusively for pets.
Angela Merkel has served as Germany’s Chancellor for more than ten years now, and in her official capacity happens to have met and interacted with quite a number of robots.
The photographer Jim Dyson traveled to locations across London to make comparisons between scenes from the Blitz and present-day on the 75th anniversary of “The Longest Night.”
Recent images of robotic technology around the world
Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view
Recent photographs from Mexico Beach, Panama City, and neighboring Florida towns, as the full extent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Michael becomes clearer.
A seal pup in Wales, a luxury hotel in a quarry pit in Shanghai, space-suit testing on a tropical island, damage from Hurricane Michael in Florida, Swiss fighter aircraft in the Alps, and much more