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Obama’s ancestral home

US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama’s father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork...Show More Summary

Flying over surf and sands on Cape Cod

During the season of crowded beaches on Cape Cod, photographer David L. Ryan provides a visual respite of the shoreline during an assignment in a fixed-wing Cessna. Although familiar with shooting from the air, he often flies in helicopters that can fly lower to the ground and provide more stability and control for the photographer. Show More Summary

Cuba’s moment of transition

The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This...Show More Summary

Following the 102nd Tour de France

Here is a look at the fans who are catching a glimpse of the Tour de France as it moves though many different locations in Europe. The annual multiple-stage bicycle race started in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 and ends in Paris on...Show More Summary

Looking skyward

Photographers often look up to capture an amazing aspect of our world. The sky can be a compelling subject or backdrop in a photograph, emanating many sources of light. Here is a collection of images depicting upward phenomena around...Show More Summary

New York City celebrates US Women’s World Cup win

The US women’s soccer team was honored on the streets of New York City today with a ticker-tape parade. The team is the winner of the Women’s World Cup after they defeated Japan in the final on Sunday. This is the first time the city held such a parade for a women’s team. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelFans of the U.S. Show More Summary

San Fermin festival 2015: Running of the bulls

Once again the San Fermin festival is underway in Pamplona, Spain. Dating from the 16th century and known worldwide for the harrowing running of the bulls over the city’s cobbled streets and criticized for its bullfights, the nine-day festival kicked off in a packed city square Monday with people dousing one another with wine and water. Show More Summary

Greece rejects Austerity

Over the past week, Greece and its place in the European Union has fallen deeper into uncertainty. On Monday, June 29, capital controls were enforced, shuttering banks and limiting the amount of cash Greeks can access. Long lines formed at ATMs. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an attempt to break a record for the “most arm-linked people standing up simultaneously,” the beginning of summer, the Old Colony Unity Day, and...Show More Summary

Great Barrier Reef at risk

UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission...Show More Summary

Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision today in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. -- By Lloyd YoungMindy Ross (left) and Jimmie Beall celebrate at the counter after putting down their money to receive a marriage license in Probate Court on June 26 in Columbus, OH. Show More Summary

European Games 2015

The first European Games are nearing their conclusion with this Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from European Olympic nations have been competing in 20 sports, mainly traditional, but also including...Show More Summary

International Day of Yoga

The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21 and India set a record for the largest yoga demonstration in a single venue. Many other countries participated in the holiday recognized by the United Nations. -- By Leanne Burden...Show More Summary

Shooting at Charleston church

Nine people were killed Wednesday night when authorities say Dylan Storm Roof, 21, fired upon a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Roof was captured on Thursday after an intense manhunt. -- By Leanne Burden...Show More Summary

Children of the Moon

Alabaster-skinned people born on a sun-scorched group of islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast are venerated as “Children of the Moon”. Albinos make up between 5 and 10 percent of the roughly 80,000 indigenous Gunas who live on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and its islands. Show More Summary

Commencement ceremonies 2015

It’s the time of the year for many to commemorate their achievements and to mark moving on to the next step in their lives. Around the world, commencements big and small were photographed depicting the proud graduates and supporters. -- By...Show More Summary

Women’s World Cup 2015

The Women’s World Cup is underway across Canada with 24 nations vying to make the title game on July 5. The finalists from 2011, Japan and the United States, both won in their opening round games. -- By Lloyd YoungEngland's defenderShow More Summary

Volcanic activity 2015

A look at volcanoes around the world that have been threatening in the past few months. From Japan to Chile, eruptions occured in dramatic fashion, forcing many evacuations. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelThe Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon, Chile, May 18. (Cristobal Saavedra/Reuters)

Fruits of Wrath

Fruit pickers in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, railing against a life of grinding poverty, have blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers since March as frustration over working conditions boiled over....Show More Summary

Chinese cruise liner’s sinking

The recovery effort continued today for victims of the cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River in China earlier this week during a storm. Officials have said some 420 people remain missing from the cruise liner, which was on an...Show More Summary

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