Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Black Friday protests

Demonstrators target Black Friday sales.

Relics of Yugoslavia

Giant monuments pay tribute to a country that no longer exists.

Sacrificial slaughter in Nepal

Sword-wielding devotees slaughter thousands of animals for a Hindu ritual.

Black Friday frenzy

Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday deals.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Inside North Korea

Rare scenes from within the reclusive state.

Bhopal - 30 years on

On December 2, 1984, a Union Carbide factory accidentally leaked cyanide gas into the air, killing thousands of largely poor Indians.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Highlights from the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Protests over Ferguson continue

Demonstrations continue in Ferguson and beyond.

Syria's al Qaeda wing

Nusra Front fighters seize a village north of Aleppo from government troops.

REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The force of law

Rules of engagement for a variety of law enforcement groups around the world.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Trees, planks and sawdust

For hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Regaining confidence

Handmade wigs are helping children their self-esteem during cancer treatment.  Full Coverage 


Riding a fine line

If there has been a constant target during weeks of unrest in Jerusalem, it is the divided city's Light Rail, a sleek tram that snakes through downtown.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Preparing for the afterlife

The latest trend in Japan — which literally translates to “end of life" preparations — is for the aging to prepare their own funerals and graves.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Real-life superheroes

Founded by Mr. Xtreme in 2006, the Xtreme Justice League is a group of volunteers who create their own superhero identities and patrol the streets of San Diego offering assistance to those in need.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

K2 - The savage mountain

Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers' paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Berlin Wall around the world

Segments of the wall kept as monuments from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica.  Full Coverage