Editor's Choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Monster waves of Nazare

Portugal's Praia do Norte has become legendary for big wave surfing.

Pictures of the year: Environment

Spectacular photos of the environment and natural disasters this year.

Pictures of the month: November

Our top photos from the month of November.

Kobe Bryant to retire

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant will retire after the 2015-16 NBA season.

China's Airpocalypse

Beijing maintained an "orange" pollution alert, closing highways, halting or suspending construction and prompting a warning to residents to stay indoors.

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.

Global climate rallies

People from Australia to Paraguay join the 'No Planet B' protests ahead of the U.N. climate change conference in France.

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.

Black Friday madness

Scenes from the day-after-Thanksgiving bargain hunt.

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