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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Iraq retakes Tikrit

Iraqi troops have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's home town continues.

Best of Banksy

Works from the elusive British street artist.

Bald eagles back in NY

After decades of protection and conservation efforts the birds have successfully rebounded with many nesting along the shores of the lower Hudson River where in winter they use the river ice to fish from.

Holy Week

Christians around the world celebrate the week leading up to Easter Sunday.

The eruptions of Mount Sinabung

The Indonesian volcano was dormant for 400 years before erupting in 2010.

The gauchos of South America

Gauchos, the Latin American equivalent of the cowboy, vie for the title of best rider in Uruguay's Criolla Week.

Photos of the month: March

Our top photos from the past month.

Solar France

The solar farm of the Colle des Mees, the biggest in France, consists of 112,780 solar modules covering an area of 494 acres (200 hectares) of land and representing 100 MW of power.

Nigeria chooses Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari returns to power through the ballot box, three decades after seizing power in a military coup.

Air strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies bomb Houthi militia targets across Yemen

REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Cleaning up shipbreaking

The EU plans to impose strict new rules on how companies scrap old tankers and cruise liners, run aground and dismantled on beaches in South Asia.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Joe Penney

After Boko Haram

Reuters photographer Joe Penney traveled with Nigerian troops taking part in the offensive and describes documenting the fight against the Islamist group.  Full Coverage 


Iowa: America's heartland

Iowa, with its endless farm fields and quiet towns, is gearing up for its starring role in the U.S. presidential elections.  Full Coverage 

Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Living on rubbish

Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

In pursuit of the American dream

As recently as last spring, unskilled workers could show up in oil-producing North Dakota and vie for salaries north of $100,000 per year. Not anymore.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

It's raining cats

An army of feral cats rules a remote fishing island in southern Japan, outnumbering humans six to one.  Full Coverage