Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

School shooting in Washington

A student opens fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school, killing and wounding classmates before being killed amid the chaos.

The barricades of Hong Kong

Five weeks have passed since pro-democracy protesters began blocking major roads.

Ebola in New York

A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

THE WYLD ballet

Choreographers and dancers from the world's largest ballet company perform a $13.5 million stage spectacle in Germany.

Celebrity portraits

Up close and personal with famous faces.

Air strikes on Kobani

The U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town.

Festival of lights

Images from Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Charred tanks point to Russia

Destroyed tanks near Donetsk are identified by experts as Russian army tanks, supporting claims that rebels are backed by Moscow.

After the Ottawa attack

Canada's politicians return to work a day after a gunman shot dead a soldier and rampaged through Parliament before being killed.

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/Robert Galbraith

Along the King Coal Highway

After over a century of coal mining, production in West Virginia is slowing, and the industry has been hit hard. Job losses and business closures are creating virtual ghost towns along the route.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China's only children

Since being introduced in 1979, the policy has resulted in a generation of only children. The state estimates that 400 million births have been averted since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Rabat's treasure trove of colors

While visitors are getting squeezed through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat - with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas - remains an almost unspoiled oasis of calm.  Full Coverage