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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Behind the wheel in Kabul

In Kabul's private driving schools, students pay a $60 fee for a 45-day course, which includes oral and practical driving tests at the country's Traffic Department.

U.S. and Cuba restore ties

In a major policy shift, the United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years.

On the banks of North Korea

The Yalu River provides a unique vantage point for photographers to glimpse life inside the secretive state.

Pictures of the year: Animals

Our most captivating animal pictures of 2014.

Fighting Ebola in Freetown

Life and death amid an Ebola epidemic in the capital of Sierra Leone.

Pakistan in mourning

Pakistan wakes up to a day of mourning after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar.

Life in Cuba

Daily life on the communist-ruled island.

California's inmate firefighters

Thousands of convicted felons form the backbone of California's wildfire protection force under a unique and little-known prison labor program.

Revolutionary Cuba

Images from the early years of revolutionary Cuba.

Cuba's retro rides

The streets of Havana are still filled with cars that predate the 1959 communist revolution.

REUTERS/David Gray

Hunting for crocodiles

Aboriginal Australians, custodians of the longest unbroken cultural tradition on earth, hunt for crocodiles in the Northern Territory, Australia's rugged "Top End".  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Cathal Mc Naughton

The disappeared

Brian McKinney went missing in Northern Ireland in May 1978, but his body was not discovered until two decades later. He is among a dozen other people "disappeared" by the Irish Republican Army in the 1970s and 80s.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Legacy of Bhopal

Thirty years later, the toxic legacy of this factory lives on, say human rights groups, as thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste remains buried underground.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Seasons of Chino Farm

Chino Farm’s gravitational pull is legendary. Since they don't ship, everyone - whether a top chef or a local - comes to the farm stand.  Full Coverage 

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