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Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Syrian army takes control of Damascus

The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old war, the military said.

Giant sinkholes

Sinkholes can be deadly -- swallowing residents and damaging infrastructure.

The month of Ramadan

Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano

Explosions intensify on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, spewing ash and triggering a red alert for aircraft for the first time since the latest eruption began.

Meghan's first official event as duchess

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace, their first royal engagement as a married couple.

Mourning after Texas school shooting

The aftermath following the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern U.S. history.

Hawaii lava flows into Pacific Ocean

Hawaii faces a new hazard as lava flows from Kilauea's volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes as they reach the Pacific.

Dozens dead in Pakistan heatwave

A heatwave has killed dozens in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

Thailand's iconic beach to close to tourists

Thailand will shut Maya Bay, famously featured in "The Beach", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for four months a year, from June.

The art of flowers

Blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea In Bloom festival in London.

REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Gaza photographer in “a place of death”

Abu Mustafa, who has spent nearly half his 35 years as a professional photographer covering a small place like the Gaza Strip. His home. And his subject.  Full Coverage 


Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies

With the price of opium falling, Myanmar farmers are turning to other crops like silkworms to turn a quicker profit.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Family reunited at U.S.-Mexico border

Hundreds of families with mixed immigration status are reunited with relatives in a "hugs not walls" meeting on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Back to school for Thailand's elderly

Seniors in Thailand are going back to school, a way to fight loneliness at a time when changing demographics mean more elderly people are living alone.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Refugees brave river crossing to Greece

Two years after a sea passage used in a mass migration wave from Turkey to Greece's islands was effectively sealed, more and more refugees are re-discovering an old smugglers' route through the Evros river border splitting the two countries.  Full Coverage