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Rubbish Rio

The polluted waters of Guanabara Bay, where the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sailing events will take place.

Myanmar flooding

Myanmar has appealed for international assistance following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

Hazy days in China

The struggle against air pollution in China.

Volcano animal sacrifice

Worshipers throw offerings such as livestock and other crops into the volcanic crater of Mount Bromo to give thanks to the Hindu gods.

Monks in the mountains

China's Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is one of the largest Tibetan Buddhism institutes of the world.

Bobbi Kristina Brown laid to rest

Bobbi Kristina Brown is buried alongside her mother Whitney Houston.

GOP debate warm-up

Fourteen of the Republican presidential candidates share the room in New Hampshire ahead of the first debate.

Rescue on the high seas

Some 118 migrants are plucked from a rubber dinghy floating in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya.

Wildfire in northern California

Thousands of firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire in ranch country.

Sturgis motorcycle rally

Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists attend the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

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