A selection of images of intriguing structures, some long gone, others still around but changed over the years
Images of the development, training, and deployment of the first vehicle driven by humans on the surface of another world
Model makers Tony Lai and Maggie Chan have been working to preserve the Hong Kong of their childhood in miniature form.
A collection of some of the sights and events taking place in and around Boston from 1970 to 1979
Residents are marking the passage of a decade since a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit the country.
A look at some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago
Images from the life of an iconic woman, and from the memorials in recent days
Images from the long and storied life of a U.S. representative and civil-rights icon
A collection of images from a century ago of people doing their best to keep others and themselves safe, during a global health crisis
Images of some of the dozens of statues that have been toppled, defaced, or slated for removal across the U.S. over the past month
A collection of historical Ramadan prayer services, dinners, and gatherings around the world, leading up to the coronavirus lockdown
Looking back on the averted tragedies and safe return of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission to the moon in 1970
Images of the Sphinx over the past 170 years, from Maxime du Camp’s 1849 travel photo to 21st-century light shows
A collection of some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago
The remaining structures of an early-20th-century mining town in Alaska’s Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve
A look back at the second mission to land humans on the moon, which blasted off on November 14, 1969.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a look back at the 28 years when it stood, separating a city and its people.
Take a step into a visual time capsule for a brief look at the world three decades ago.
In April 1904, St. Louis opened its doors to the world, welcoming millions to see the fascinating buildings and exhibits of art, technology, and history on display at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
A small collection selected from the thousands of remarkable images made by Margaret Bourke-White over a lifetime of pioneering photojournalism work
Images of Liberty Enlightening the World, taken over more than 130 years
Images from a cultural touchstone event that took place 50 years ago this week
A look back at the opening days of the Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, in 1955.
Fifty photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of that “giant leap.”
A stranded whale in Chile, a graffiti competition in Spain, an empty Christmas market in Prague, a lighthouse above Lake Superior, a presidential campaign in Gambia, and much more
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is inviting the public to vote for their favorite image, selected from a group of shortlisted entries.
Every day until Saturday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.
Rumors of a gold discovery recently brought hundreds of illegal mining dredges to a river in the Amazon. Officials have set fire to more than 60 of them.