Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Shooting at Planned Parenthood

Images from the standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Burkina Faso votes

Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades, a year after Blaise Compaore was ousted in a military-backed uprising.

Pope visits Africa

On his first tour of Africa, the Pope will address a fast-growing Catholic population and seek to heal Christian-Muslim divisions.

Black Friday madness

Scenes from the day-after-Thanksgiving bargain hunt.

Miss World Canada denied entry to China

A Canadian contestant was blocked from flying to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Highlights from the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York.

France remembers

The French President called on all French citizens to hang the tricolour national flag from their windows to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during a national day of homage.

Cuban migrants left in limbo

Thousands of Cubans are seeking overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment.

Haitians protest election results

Violent protests erupt in Haiti following official results of last month's election.

Inside Gaza's smuggling tunnels

A network of Palestinian tunnels running under Rafah is flooded by Egyptian security forces to sever what it says is smuggling route between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China: when an only child dies

There are more than a million grieving Chinese parents who have lost the only child that the government allowed them to have.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A struggle amid poverty and crime

Around 2 million people live in the shantytowns packed in around Kenya's capital. Crime is high amid chronic unemployment levels, while basic services and sanitation are scarce.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Traces of migrants' unfinished journeys

The tattered possessions of migrants who perished at sea offers a glimpse into the lives of a few of the 3,500 people who have died this year crossing the Mediterranean.  Full Coverage 


Around the world in 45 toilets

Some 2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers.   Full Coverage