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.”
Women with children are neither “single" nor “unwed” in Iceland, the most feminist country in the world.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday—here is a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from age 5 to 90.
Blasts in the city’s airport and a subway station have killed dozens and injured many more.
More than 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, an out-of-season Swedish retreat became a temporary home for 600 migrants.
A Norwegian group of islands located about 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) from the North Pole—the northernmost year-round settlement on Earth, with a population of about 2,200.
As migrants from across the Middle East and Africa continue to make the journey to western Europe by the thousands, the flow of refugees traveling the “Balkan corridor” is now being constricted.
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster took place, releasing massive amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Today, Sami reindeer herders in central Norway are still affected by the fallout, as their herds feed on contaminated lichen and mushrooms.
Every January, on Saint Sebastian Day, the streets of Piornal, Spain, fill with residents armed with turnips, seeking to punish the Jarramplas. The Jarramplas is a devil-like character portrayed by a man wearing a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, a frightening mask, and body armor underneath.
In Aviemore, northern Scotland, huskies and sledders are now preparing for the 33rd annual Aviemore Sled Dog Race.
Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann has been visiting and documenting some of the thousands of military bunkers and fortresses installed across Switzerland, most dating back to Word War II.
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Skijoring in Montana, a Russian presidential candidate in Moscow, a walkout against gun violence across the U.S., the stark and lonely route of a German volunteer mailman, and more.
AFP photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers above the Arctic Circle on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands.
Across the United States today, students participated in walkouts to protest gun violence one month after the deadly shooting in a Florida high school.
Athletes have gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one more time for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.