Editor's Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Mission to Tabit

A peacekeeping mission investigates an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in a Darfur town.

Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

The town waits while a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer for shooting Michael Brown.

Buffalo buried in snow

A blizzard dumps a year's worth of snow in three days on western New York.

Harvard vs. Yale

Harvard defeats Yale again in the Ivy League title.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Children of Syria

The plight of children in a land torn by war.

PETA protest SeaWorld

Naked protesters from PETA demonstrate against a SeaWorld float included in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Transgender fashion show

Backstage at Turkey's first ever transgender fashion show.

Holes in the earth

Cavernous craters and sinkholes from around the world.

Latin Grammys ceremony

On stage at the Latin Grammys.

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 

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The world in a city

Mexican mariachis, Chinese foot massage parlours, Persian ice cream and Korean karaoke bars: Los Angeles is more than just Hollywood, sunshine and surfing.  Full Coverage