Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Ship capsizes in China

Rescuers search for more than 400 people missing after a ship capsizes on the Yangtze.

Air strikes in Yemen

Saudi-led air strikes have targeted Houthi fighters since March.

Inside Guantanamo

A look inside the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base.

Shaft of light

Scenes illuminated by rays of light.

Sepp Blatter resigns

Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA president in the face of a U.S.-led corruption investigation that has plunged world soccer's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.

The kibbutz life

The last few years have seen a surprising turnaround in kibbutzim in Israel, with young families seeking to escape the high cost of living and alienation they find in cities for a cheaper, rural lifestyle.

CFDA Fashion Awards

Style at the CFDA Fashion Awards in NY.

MERS outbreak in South Korea

South Korea scrambles to contain the outbreak as public alarm grows.

Clashes at Moscow LGBT rally

Anti-gay protesters attack a gay rights activist during an LGBT community rally in Moscow.

Pictures of the month: May

Our top photos from the last month.


Fleeing through Niger

African migrants set off from Agadez, an ancient trading town on the edge of the Sahara to cross Niger on the uncertain journey towards Europe.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Society and faith in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, home to nearly 100 million people, holds the first legislative elections on Sunday since long-serving leader Meles Zenawi died in 2012.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Masks of protest

Protesters in Burundi use anything from grass and leaves to bin liners and old fabric to hide their identities, while woolly hats make impromptu balaclavas.  Full Coverage 

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 


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