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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Jolie's humanitarian work

Angelina Jolie's role as UNHCR's special envoy.

Suspected MH370 debris found

Malaysia is �almost certain� that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777.

The killing of Cecil the lion

Outrage follows the killing of Zimbabwe's famous lion by a Minnesota dentist.

The art of war

Politically charged murals and graffiti offer ground-level views of conflicts around the world.

Migrant crisis in Calais

Thousands of migrants camp in shanties around the French port town, repeatedly trying to board trucks and trains traveling through the Chunnel in search of a better life.

Gangland, El Salvador

Inside the bloody rivalry between the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs.

Town of scarecrows

The annual Scarecrow Festival asks residents of Heather, Britain, to make scarecrows to raise thousands of pounds for local groups and charities.

Animal ER

All creatures great and small receiving medical care.

California's dry farms

California is in the fourth year of a catastrophic drought that has cost its farm sector billions, and prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use.

Death of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Creeping vines, abandoned village

Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Behind the scenes of the Tour de France

Photographing the 102nd Tour de France cycling race comes with highs and lows: the buzz from capturing just the right image, the tedium of long journeys, the painstaking set-up of equipment, the breath-taking scenery.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Obama's ancestral home

President Obama’s ancestral village of Kogelo is home to his Kenyan family and the burial place of his father.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Johnny Milano

Inside the Ku Klux Klan

Some 150 years after the end of the Civil War, a culture of cross burnings and white supremacy still exists on the margins in America today.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Old traditions, new pastures

Modern-day shepherds may have mobile phones to keep in touch with family and friends, but their lifestyle has changed little for centuries.  Full Coverage