Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Female fighters of the Peshmerga

Kurdish Peshmerga female soldiers train before being deployed to fight Islamic State militants.

Scotland votes

Scots begin voting in their historic referendum on independence.

Wildfire in California

The King Fire rages in the heavy timber and steep terrain of the El Dorado National Forest.

Shell-shocked in Syria

The aftermath of of air strikes in Douma, near Damascus.

Cairo's Turkish bath

Inside a "hammam" or traditional Turkish steam bath.

Polluted waters of China

China's water supplies have degraded to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted.

Catch a taxi to space

NASA partners with SpaceX and Boeing to build 'space taxis' to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Milan Fashion Week

Highlights from Milan Fashion Week.

Crunch time for Scottish decision

Images on the eve of Scotland's vote.

Ebola: The hot zone

In and around the Ebola quarantine zones.


Pictures of the month: August

Our top news photography from last month.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Burning Man

Scenes from this year's festival in Nevada.  Full Article 

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The Ukraine front

Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian forces.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Celebrating a ceasefire

Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.  Slideshow