Editor's Choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Parched landscapes

The devastating effects of drought.

On vacation

Leaders enjoy some downtime as they take a break from running the world.

Fury in Ferguson

The demonstrations in Ferguson and surrounding areas.

Ceasefire collapses in Gaza

Air strikes and rockets continue between Israel and Gaza after the breakdown of another truce.

Sin City premiere

Cast members celebrate the premiere of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in Hollywood.

Landslides hit Hiroshima

Landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the Japanese city.

How do I look?

Famous faces caught sneaking a peek in the mirror or applying a little make-up.

Water power

Construction continues on a hydropower dam near the border between Switzerland and France.

Rights for Times Square mascots

Costumed characters who pose for photos in Times Square seek to form an organized labor association.

Protests in Ferguson

Protests continue in the St. Louis suburb over the police shooting of an unarmed teen.

REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Pictures of the month: July

Our top news photography from last month.  Slideshow 

A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Protests in Missouri

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades, and smoke bombs during protests over the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Rodi Said

Plight of the Yazidis

Islamic State militants capture Sinjar, prompting thousands from the Yazidi ethnic minority to flee.  Slideshow 

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Earthquake in China

A quake in southwestern China kills hundreds.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza in ruins

A half-million Gazans have been displaced.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Under the Iron Dome

Sirens sound as rockets land deep inside Israel.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Being Elmo

A day in the life of a Times Square Elmo.  Slideshow