Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Hurricane surf

Heavy and potentially dangerous surf from Hurricane Marie drew crowds of surfers and spectators to the California coast.

Along the Ukraine border

Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a new military incursion.

Militants seize Golan Heights crossing

Al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front capture a border crossing from Syrian forces across the border from Israel.

Oil spill in Mexico

The San Juan river will take months to clean up after a Pemex pipeline ruptured when thieves attempted to tap into it.

Gaza celebrates ceasefire

Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.

Being Michael Jackson

A Chinese street performer puts on his best impression of the King of Pop.

The Ukraine front

Ukraine continues its offensive against pro-Russian separatists.

Far from home

The plight of Iraq's Yazidi sect.

We can be heroes

Walking among us are superheroes, ready to appear anywhere they're needed, whether it's for voting, promoting or protesting.

Emmy afterparty

How the stars spent the rest of the evening.


Frontlines of Ebola

Stopping the worst outbreak in history.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Inside Hamas tunnels

A rare tour of Hamas' network of Gaza tunnels.  Slideshow 


Pictures of the month: July

Our top news photography from last month.  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 


Inside North Korea

Rare scenes from within the hermit kingdom.   Slideshow 

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza in ruins

A half-million Gazans have been displaced.  Slideshow