Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Dec 3, 2013 | 7:40pm EST

The Grand Canyon

<p>A rare total cloud inversion is pictured from Desert View Point, looking east at Cedar Mountain on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park Service. Cloud inversions are formed through the interaction of warm and cold air masses.  REUTERS/NPS photo by Erin Huggins/Handout via Reuters</p>

A rare total cloud inversion is pictured from Desert View Point, looking east at Cedar Mountain on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park Service. Cloud...more

A rare total cloud inversion is pictured from Desert View Point, looking east at Cedar Mountain on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park Service. Cloud inversions are formed through the interaction of warm and cold air masses. REUTERS/NPS photo by Erin Huggins/Handout via Reuters

Close
1 / 14
<p>A general view of a rare total cloud inversion as seen from Desert View Point, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park Service. 
 REUTERS/NPS photo by Erin Huggins/Handout via Reuters</p>

A general view of a rare total cloud inversion as seen from Desert View Point, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park...more

A general view of a rare total cloud inversion as seen from Desert View Point, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona in this November 29, 2013 picture provided by the National Park Service. REUTERS/NPS photo by Erin Huggins/Handout via Reuters

Close
2 / 14
<p>The chasm of the Grand Canyon is pictured in Arizona June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

The chasm of the Grand Canyon is pictured in Arizona June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The chasm of the Grand Canyon is pictured in Arizona June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Close
3 / 14
<p>Overall view of Grand Canyon Horse shoe bend near Page, Arizona August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view of Grand Canyon Horse shoe bend near Page, Arizona August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view of Grand Canyon Horse shoe bend near Page, Arizona August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
4 / 14
<p>Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado river near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado river near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado river near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
5 / 14
<p>Tourists stand at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Tourists stand at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tourists stand at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
6 / 14
<p>Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
7 / 14
<p>Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
8 / 14
<p>Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
9 / 14
<p>Tourists gather at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Tourists gather at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tourists gather at the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
10 / 14
<p>Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona  August 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Close
11 / 14
<p>Tourists snap pictures from a spot overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

Tourists snap pictures from a spot overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Tourists snap pictures from a spot overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Close
12 / 14
<p>Tourists pose for pictures near an unfinished building housing a glass skywalk, overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

Tourists pose for pictures near an unfinished building housing a glass skywalk, overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Tourists pose for pictures near an unfinished building housing a glass skywalk, overlooking the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River below, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Close
13 / 14
<p>A skywalk extends out over the Grand Canyon in this view from the incomplete building that houses the skywalk, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

A skywalk extends out over the Grand Canyon in this view from the incomplete building that houses the skywalk, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A skywalk extends out over the Grand Canyon in this view from the incomplete building that houses the skywalk, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

Drinking in America

80 years ago, alcohol prohibition in the U.S. was repealed. A look at the drinking culture in America.

Dec 03 2013

Sexually exploited in Brazil

With Brazil hosting the World Cup next year, officials fear an explosion in child prostitution. A look inside a shelter for girls who have faced sexual...

Dec 03 2013

Bangladeshi burn victims

Dozens in Dhaka have sustained burns as protesters have torched rickshaws and buses during a nationwide protest.

Dec 03 2013

Hard times in Detroit

Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, marking a watershed moment in the city's history.

Dec 03 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

North Korea's eclectic architecture

North Korea's eclectic architecture

Futuristic skyscrapers meet socialist monuments in the reclusive state.

Best of Australian Open

Best of Australian Open

Highlights from the tennis tournament in Melbourne.

Trump's first year in office

Trump's first year in office

Images from the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.

Venezuela's empty shelves

Venezuela's empty shelves

Despite hours in lines, Venezuelans increasingly find groceries have run out before they can buy them.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Pope visits Chile and Peru

Pope visits Chile and Peru

Pope Francis arrived in Chile, the first stop in a trip that includes Peru, as he hopes to inject new confidence in two staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals.

Blessing of the animals

Blessing of the animals

Pet owners bring their animals to be blessed on the day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals.

Horses purified by fire

Horses purified by fire

In honor of Saint Anthony, patron of animals, Spanish revelers ride their horses through bonfires to purify the animals with smoke and flames.

Details at Detroit Auto Show

Details at Detroit Auto Show

The finishing touches on model cars at Detroit Auto Show.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast