Sunrise surfing in Australia, an eruption in Indonesia, whaling in the Faroe Islands, flooding along the Mississippi River, an appearance by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, corgi racing in California, and much more
Tornadoes in Missouri, paratroopers in France, abortion-rights protests in New York City, the Great Wall Marathon in China, a newborn walrus in Germany, and much more
Engineering fashion in Beijing, a luxury houseboat for rising seas, flooding in Paraguay, the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Italy, Buddha’s-birthday observations in Taiwan, skateboarding in Los Angeles, and much more
Uber protests in Los Angeles, freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar, Met Gala appearances in New York, Ramadan prayers in Indonesia, art among ruins on a Greek isle, missiles over Israel and Gaza, artworks displayed at the Venice Biennale, and much more
The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali, pet rescue in flooded Quebec, the NRA Fashion and Firearms show in Indiana, a giant “spider” in New York, an attempted uprising in Venezuela, a tornado in Romania, and much more
Thanos in the Philippines, mourning in Sri Lanka, Holy Week in Jerusalem, flooding in Quebec, a light show in Romania, stylish indoor tennis in Barcelona, equestrian vaulting in France, and much more
Fashion in Pakistan, Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia, Holy Week celebrations in Spain, an aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, Notre-Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris, spring skiing in Siberia, and much more
The arrest of Julian Assange in London; memorials to Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles; a Wookiee and a Dalek in Scarborough, England; Thailand’s water festival; overfilled reservoirs in rain-soaked Lebanon and Iraq; and much more
A polar-bear cub in Germany, a “silly walk” parade in Hungary, mail delivery by boat in Germany, the Ching Ming Festival in Hong Kong, protests on the U.S.-Mexico border, storm damage in Nepal, and much more
A volcanic eruption in Mexico, a drifting cruise ship off Norway’s coast, severe flooding in Nebraska, a slimy Chris Pratt in Los Angeles, a Trump rally in Michigan, and much more
Nowruz celebrations in Iraq, terrible flooding in Mozambique, springtime in China and England, mourning in New Zealand, flower fields in California, floodwaters across the midwestern U.S., and much more
A rabbit in war-torn Syria, water shortages in Venezuela, cherry blossoms in China, terror in New Zealand, voting in North Korea, a global youth protest against climate-change inaction, and much more
Power outages in Venezuela, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, presidential campaigning in New York, International Women’s Day observed around the world, and much more
Ice mounds on the Great Lakes, an aurora above Finland, Spike Lee at the Oscars, testimony on Capitol Hill, an aquatic-endurance challenge in El Salvador, flooding in California, and much more
A pangolin in South Africa, a slap shot in Florida, canoe slalom in Australia, a march for the environment in Brussels, Makha Bucha Day in Bangkok, and much more
Valentine’s Day among humans and animals, family reunions at an Indian border fence, an icy dinosaur in Latvia, snow kayaking in Estonia, International Condom Day in Mexico City, and much more
A moment at a piano on the front lines in Ukraine, motorcycles on the ice in Kazakhstan, President Trump’s State of the Union address, World Hijab Day in Kyrgyzstan, eel fishing at night in Japan, and much more
An abandoned castle compound in Turkey, a wild leopard in an Indian village, love locks in South Korea, hot-pot bathing in China, and much more
Acts of kindness in Istanbul, horses in the surf in Tenerife, teachers on strike in India, alpine competition in Austria and Italy, sled-dog practice in Scotland, and much more
Teachers on strike in Los Angeles, “Kiss a Ginger Day” in Ireland, a terror attack in Nairobi, fashion shows in Berlin and Paris, the “No Pants Subway Ride” in New York, and much more
Heavy snow across Central Europe, a partial solar eclipse in China, a Transformer on the streets of Bogota, the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Christmas fire in Saint Petersburg, and much more
A wild encounter in Scotland, a lunar landing made by China, snow on the Grand Canyon, ice castles in Utah, and much more
Strange blue lights in the night sky over New York, Christmas calls from the White House, a fox hunt in Ireland, icy weather in China, penguins in Italy and Antarctica, and much more.
Keyboard art in the Ivory Coast, darts fans in London, a giant Santa in Shanghai, a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles, and much more
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.