Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Becoming a man

Among the Bukusu tribe in western Kenya the traditional rites of passage, which mark a boy's journey into manhood, include being circumcised.

Photos of the week

Our top photos of the week.

Remains of a Nazi death camp

Personal items and a gas chamber were found during an archeological dig in Sobibor, Poland.

Scotland votes

Scots begin voting in their historic referendum on independence.

Funeral for a slain officer

Law enforcement officers from around the country attend the funeral of Pennsylvania state trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson who was killed in an ambush attack.

In the Ebola hot zone

In and around the Ebola quarantine zones.

Female fighters of the Peshmerga

Kurdish Peshmerga female soldiers train before being deployed to fight Islamic State militants.

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.


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