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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

DIY campaign signs

Homemade messages on the campaign trail.

Einstein's gravitational waves

For the first time scientists have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.

Supermassive black holes

Known black holes in galaxies near and far.

ISIS in the crosshairs

Air strike imagery from the war on ISIS.

Crossing the Aegean

NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe.

The Trump family album

A look at the Trump family through the years.

amfAR Gala

Highlights from the amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.

North Korea launches rocket

A satellite put into orbit by North Korea does not appear to be transmitting, but the rocket used to get it there delivered twice the payload of a previous launch in 2012.

Twitter's top moments

Events that trended big on the social media site in 2015.

Curtains for Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ends his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination.

REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Begging for help in Damascus

A Syrian father who developed diabetes when the war began is forced to have a foot amputated due to a lack of insulin.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Tunisia: five years after the "Arab Spring"

Returning to where Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a suicide protest over unemployment and police abuse that spread revolt across the Arab world.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Anna Filipova

Snow, science, solitude

A Norwegian chain of Arctic islands is seeking to turn numbing cold and total winter darkness into a draw for tourists.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Haiti slaughterhouse

The market of Croix des Bossales, an area that once held a slave market, stands among impoverished Haiti's interim parliament compound, shipping ports, and downtown Port-au-Prince.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Death in San Salvador

El Salvador is racked by drug-fueled violence and gang warfare, turning the Central American country into one of the most violent in the world.  Full Coverage