In parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia, an ancient pagan rite combined with a traditional Orthodox feast to become Ivan Kupala Night, a festival celebrating the summer solstice.
A collection of photos of millinery miracles worn by Royal Ascot racegoers over the past few years.
This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I. Much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature, erasing the scars of the war.
In 1918, the American photographer Lewis Hine traveled across France, photographing refugee families, orphaned children, wounded and shell-shocked soldiers, the nurses and volunteers who cared for them all, and the ruined buildings they fled.
A visit to the amazing clifftop monasteries of Meteora in central Greece.
AFP photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers above the Arctic Circle on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands.
A blast of freezing weather called the “Beast from the East” has gripped most of Europe this week, bringing snowstorms and icy conditions as far south as the Mediterranean.
Reuters photographer Stéphane Mahé visited a farmer named Jean-Bernard Huon on his farm in western France, where he deliberately lives a traditional, non-mechanized farm life.
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.
I’ve made it an annual tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include protests in Hong Kong, Chile, and Iraq; a toxic sky over New Delhi; an all-female team of spacewalkers; and much more.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include the Pan American Games in Peru, a spelling bee with eight co-champions, the testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill, and much more.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include the abdication of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, a performance by Lil Nas X, a landing on the far side of the moon, and much more.