A massive statue of a Miao goddess erected in China, the “Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking event” in England, a manned rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more.
South African protests against President Zuma, thousands of bicycles in Beijing, refugees flee fighting in South Sudan, scenes from Holy Week, and much more.
The NCAA Men's National Championship in Arizona, anti-government protests in Venezuela, a rabbit track-and-field competition in the Czech Republic, a terror attack in St. Petersburg, and much more.
A bull shark stranded by Cyclone Debbie in Australia, Vladimir Putin in Franz Josef Land, an Ogoh-Ogoh in Bali, and much more.
The "Sydney Skinny" in Australia, a terror attack in London, Newroz in Iraq, President Trump behind the wheel, and much more.
A therapeutic greyhound in Spain, a civil defense drill in South Korea, flooding in Peru, a robot-run hotel in Japan, refugees learning curling in Canada, and much more
A pharaoh statue discovered in Egypt, a close look at Saturn’s tiny ‘ravioli’ moon, marches on International Women’s Day, colorful Holi images from India, and much more.
Volcanic eruptions in Italy, Carnival celebrations around the world, an annular solar eclipse seen in Argentina, and much more.
Flooding in California, unrest at town hall meetings across the U.S., the Naked Man Festival in Japan, continued fighting in Iraq and Syria, the end of a long-term protest in North Dakota, horse racing on a frozen Swiss lake, and much more.
An overflowing dam in California, the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival in Taiwan, Beyonce at the Grammys, Carnival in Venice, protests in Romania, and much more.
Long Horn Miao in China, a super catch in the Super Bowl, a banana-eating camel, tornadoes wreak havoc in New Orleans, “adult wrapping” therapy in Japan, and much more.
Widespread and varied protests in the United States, Romania, England, and Mexico, a cat with bionic paws in Bulgaria, and a “fire hose of lava” erupting from a Hawaiian sea cliff.
Preparations for the Lunar New Year in China, a new president of the United States takes office, protesters march on Washington, Venus Williams celebrates a victory in Australia, and much more.
Preparations for the Inauguration in Washington, D.C., a sea lion kisses Princess Stephanie of Monaco, a volcanic eruption in Mexico, and much more.
The Wolf Moon rises over England, Ballroom dancing in Tokyo, the Dakar Rally in Argentina, and much more.
New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide, the swearing-in of the 115th US Congress, a post-apocalyptic zombie movie filmed in China, Dakar Rally racing in Argentina, and much more.
The passing of performers Carrie Fisher and George Michael, waterfalls on Uluru in Australia, a lightshow in Dubai, breakdancing for the Pope in the Vatican, and more.
The shooting of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Christmas around the world, robotic dinosaurs in Japan, a fireworks disaster in Mexico, big waves in Ireland, and much more.
Santacon in London, a toppled wind turbine in Germany, the evacuation of Aleppo, snow sculpture in China, an earthquake in Indonesia, and much more.
Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, a beard and mustache competition organized by the Bangalore Beard Club, wildfires in Tennessee and Israel, Cubans mourn Fidel Castro, a monkey buffet in Thailand, and much more.
Hong Kong’s skyline, a holiday lightshow in London, wildfire in Israel, a newborn giraffe in Amsterdam, a foamy ‘snowstorm’ in Santa Clara, California, and much more.
Protests worldwide, floating lanterns in Thailand, “balloon fishing” with condoms in Cuba, acqua alta in Venice, Trump’s name removed from buildings in New York, and much more
An ear being regrown on the arm of a patient in China, a historic presidential election in the United States, a giant fried egg art installation in Chile, remembrance ceremonies on Armistice Day, and much more.
Drug rehabilitation in the Philippines, protests in Turkey, surfing in Ireland, the new World Series champion Chicago Cubs, and much more.
In August of 2014, ISIS militants swept through towns near Mosul, Iraq, taking control and forcing thousands to flee. The Christian city of Qaraqosh was retaken by Iraqi forces in October of 2016, but the it remains almost completely deserted.
Anti-government protests have escalated again in Indian-administered Kashmir, following violent clashes earlier this month.
We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement.
Images of the Earth and Moon together, some from as far away as 100 million miles