Editor's Choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

The long road to civil rights

Scenes from the civil rights movement on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat.

The world's tallest buildings

The tallest skyscrapers in the world right now.

The rich give away their wealth

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, who plan to give away 99 percent of their Facebook stock, are among the roster of the very wealthy who are donating their fortunes to charity.

Russia's bombing campaign in Syria

Images from Russian air strikes on targets in Syria.

Prison swap with Nusra Front

Al Qaeda's Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen in exchange for jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State's leader.

Post-Ferguson era

Rallies against police violence since the shooting of Michael Brown last year.

Bedouin wilds of Sinai

Bedouin tribes guide hikers through the untamed wilderness of the Nile Valley in Sinai, Egypt, aiming to challenge perceptions of the insurgency-troubled area.

China's Airpocalypse

Brown haze hangs over Beijing, so thick it has closed highways, suspended construction and prompted warnings to stay indoors.

Pictures of the year 2015

The year's most powerful images from Reuters photographers around the world.

Paris climate summit

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China: when an only child dies

There are more than a million grieving Chinese parents who have lost the only child that the government allowed them to have.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A struggle amid poverty and crime

Around 2 million people live in the shantytowns packed in around Kenya's capital. Crime is high amid chronic unemployment levels, while basic services and sanitation are scarce.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Traces of migrants' unfinished journeys

The tattered possessions of migrants who perished at sea offers a glimpse into the lives of a few of the 3,500 people who have died this year crossing the Mediterranean.  Full Coverage 


Around the world in 45 toilets

Some 2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers.   Full Coverage