Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Celebrity portraits

Up close and personal with famous faces.

Air strikes on Kobani

The U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town.

Festival of lights

Images from Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Charred tanks point to Russia

Destroyed tanks near Donetsk are identified by experts as Russian army tanks, supporting claims that rebels are backed by Moscow.

After the Ottawa attack

Canada's politicians return to work a day after a gunman shot dead a soldier and rampaged through Parliament before being killed.

When the well runs dry

In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home.

Hezbollah fighter turned rabbi

Born in Lebanon as a Shi'ite Muslim, Ibraheem Yassin converted to Judaism in the 1990s.

Art on Australia's beaches

Sydney's famous Bondi and Tamarama beaches are transformed into outdoor galleries during "Sculpture by the Sea".

Anger over Mexican massacre

Protesters attack a town hall over missing student-teachers who were feared massacred by police.

Battle for Kobani

The fiercest fighting in days shakes the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Weekly Gallery Showcase

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Images of September

Our top photos from the month of September.  Slideshow 

Health workers in protective suits stand near a window at an isolation ward on the sixth floor of Madrid's Carlos III Hospital October 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Windows on Ebola

Isolated patients and staff seen through the hospital windows in Spain where a nurse is being treated with Ebola.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Clashes in Kiev

Far-right activists clash with police in Ukraine.   Slideshow 

REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Caught in the crossfire

Life and death amid the fighting in east Ukraine.   Slideshow