Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Wildfire in California

The King Fire rages in the heavy timber and steep terrain of the El Dorado National Forest.

Shell-shocked in Syria

The aftermath of of air strikes in Douma, near Damascus.

Cairo's Turkish bath

Inside a "hammam" or traditional Turkish steam bath.

Polluted waters of China

China's water supplies have degraded to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted.

Scotland votes

Scots begin voting in their historic referendum on independence.

Catch a taxi to space

NASA partners with SpaceX and Boeing to build 'space taxis' to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Milan Fashion Week

Highlights from Milan Fashion Week.

Crunch time for Scottish decision

Images on the eve of Scotland's vote.

Ebola: The hot zone

In and around the Ebola quarantine zones.

Exodus from Cuba

Cubans seeking a way out of their country by boat.

REUTERS/Stringer

Pictures of the month: August

Our top news photography from last month.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Burning Man

Scenes from this year's festival in Nevada.  Full Article 

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The Ukraine front

Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian forces.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Celebrating a ceasefire

Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.  Slideshow