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Editor's Choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Oil spill in California

The aftermath of the pipeline rupture near Santa Barbara.

The rise of ISIS

A visual chronology of the rise of Islamic State.

Ring around the sun

Solar halos, sun dogs, eclipses and other optical phenomena.

Unusual homes

Unique houses in all shapes, sizes and locations.

Dismantling the Late Show

Stagehands take apart the Late Show set after David Letterman's final show.

Rohingya return to refugee camps

Beaten and starving, some Rohingya flee overcrowded migrant boats and return to the squalid refugee camps they attempted to leave behind.

Disputes in the South China Sea

China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, its claims overlapping with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Burundi on the brink

Clashes continue between police and protesters demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza end his bid for a third term.

The historic city of Palmyra

A look at the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra before ISIS control.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Gay rodeo in Little Rock

Contestants at the International Gay Rodeo in Arkansas, a Bible Belt state with a same-sex marriage ban on its books, compete in events from barrel racing to bull riding.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Birth amid the ruins

This little girl had plans of her own, arriving in a makeshift shelter at Bhaktapur hospital on the day of a second earthquake in Nepal.  Full Coverage 

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Fruits of wrath

Fruit pickers in Baja California rail against the grind of picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries for what they say is as little as $1 an hour.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Life beyond the protests

The realities of daily life in Burundi, as the country grapples with its worst crisis since the end of a conflict a decade ago.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ghost factories of Greece

A trip from Athens to northeastern Greece and back via the Peloponnese region in the south shows the remnants of a once-flourishing Greek industry.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The legacy of Agent Orange

As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, people in Vietnam with severe mental and physical disabilities still feel the lingering effects of Agent Orange.  Full Coverage