Pictures of the month: January

Our top photos from the month of January.

Under fire in Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters on the front line in northern Syria.

Donetsk under fire

Civilians caught in the crossfire in east Ukraine.

Wing-eating warriors

A record 444 chicken wings are gobbled up by the champion of this year's Wing Bowl in Philadelphia.

Romney family album

Snapshots from the Romney family photo album.

Blast at Mexico hospital

A gas truck explosion decimates large parts of a maternity hospital.

Photos of the week

Our top photos of the week.

Highlights from the Aussie Open

Highs and lows of the Australian Open.

Drafted into Ukraine's war

Ukraine turns to conscription amid the escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

Inside Kobani

Touring the devastated town after Kurdish forces lifted the four-month siege by Islamic State militants.

Grieving families of MH370

Malaysia declares the disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident as the search for the plane goes on.

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

At the pump

Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world.  Full Coverage 


The road to stardom

Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Auschwitz survivors, 70 years on

Portraits of now elderly survivors of the Nazi concentration camp, as the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Nour Kelze

Fuelling the Islamic State economy

Residents of a town in the rural Aleppo countryside refine crude oil in makeshift cottage refineries.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Wrecked in Motor City

Abandoned vehicles blend in with the thousands of blighted houses that have been part of the city's landscape for numerous years.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Myanmar's Naga people

On Myanmar's mountainous frontier with India live the Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the the heads of enemies they killed.  Full Coverage