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South Africa - born free

Around 20 million South Africans - or some 40 percent of the population - are so-called "Born Frees," the term bestowed on the first generation to grow up with no memory of apartheid.

Search for ferry survivors

South Korean rescue workers search for survivors of a capsized ferry.

Kim Jong Un's top guns

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over the first meeting of the airpersons of the Korean People's Army.

Gas attacks in Syria

Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country.

Training Libya's new army

Libyan soldiers train in Italy, as the country's forces rebuild.

Royals down under

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pay a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son, Prince George.

Crisis in Ukraine

Our latest images from the standoff in eastern Ukraine.

Bikinis on the slopes

Skiers and snowboarders race downhill in beachwear.

Russia's kid cadets

Inside the General Yermolov Cadet School, which teaches military skills in addition to regular middle school lessons.

Family and fans mourn Garcia Marquez

People pay their respects to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature.

Images of March


A different kind of field trip

22 Apr 2014

Students at the General Yermolov Cadet School take all the same classes as their contemporaries would in any other Russian middle school. But there is a difference – pupils here are also given a military education. The state-run school is based in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, some 150 miles from the Olympic resort of Sochi. It is named in honour of Alexei Yermolov, the famous Russian imperial general, and the institution itself is as military-influenced as its name.


Pilgrims in the Holy Land

17 Apr 2014

Walking through the narrow alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City and visiting its myriad holy sites at this time of year is an even more vibrant and colorful experience than usual. Born and raised in Jerusalem, I know these streets by heart. But around the time of Holy Week and Easter they take on a different tone, as people from all over the world converge on the walled city to visit its many points of pilgrimage.


Lost dogs of Romania

16 Apr 2014

Some 60,000 dogs roam Bucharest according to local authorities. Thousands of people are victim to their bites and when in September 2013 a child was mauled to death, Romania’s government went into action. Parliament overwhelmingly backed a new law allowing local authorities to euthanize dogs caught in public spaces if a home could not be found for them within two weeks.

Weekly Gallery Showcase

REUTERS/Cesar Pincheira

Inferno in Chile

A deadly fire devastates the city of Valparaiso.  Full Focus 

REUTERS/Jason Reed

Shadow of Air Force One

The presidential plane over America.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

Uncontacted Amazon tribe

An uncontacted tribe seen from above.  Full Focus 

REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

India Votes

The biggest election the world has ever seen.  Slideshow