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Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Migrant train standoff in Hungary

Hundreds of migrants, including Syrian refugees, were stranded on a "Freedom Train" in Bicske for a second day, demanding passage to Germany in a standoff with riot police.

Babe in arms

The children of migrants make the treacherous journey in the arms of their family.

U.S. Open highlights

The world's top tennis players face off in New York.

Fan frenzy for Star Wars toys

Fans feel the Force as new toys from the upcoming "The Force Awakens" film go on sale worldwide at midnight.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Burning Man Festival

Scenes from the Playa in the remote Nevada desert.

The family of Aylan Kurdi

The grieving family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece.

Celebrity breakups of 2015

Celebrity couples who have called it quits this year.

Pictures of the month: August

Our top photos from the month of August.

China's massive military parade

China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two.

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Olympic evictions in Rio favela

As sports arenas rise up around them and neighbors' houses are demolished, around 50 families remain in Vila Autodromo, a favela bordering the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Sand baths of Siwa

In the searing summer heat in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/James Akena

Fighting the jigger parasite

Left untreated, the jigger parasite - sand fleas that burrow under the skin, widespread in parts of Uganda - can lead to secondary infections that can be fatal.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hurricane Katrina, 10 years on

Carlos Barria returned to New Orleans after documenting events in 2005 and found a city much rebuilt and renovated, although abandoned homes show Katrina’s lingering impact.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Katrina scenes overlaid

Carlos Barria overlaid the photos he took in 2005 with the same locations to contrast the inundated New Orleans then with the city 10 years after the Hurricane Katrina disaster.  Full Coverage 

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Bieber's hair

The evolution of Justin Bieber's signature hair.

Maternity fashion

Kim Kardashian is the latest pregnant celebrity to step out on the red carpet.

MTV Video Music Awards red carpet

Stars arrive for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.