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Pres. Obama visits Hiroshima

President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima today and paid respect to the 140,000 lives killed by the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. He became the first sitting US president to do so. He called for a world without nuclear weapons...Show More Summary

Mount Sinabung erupts

Indonesian rescuers are searching for survivors in ash-covered villages after Mount Sinabung erupted violently this week. At least seven people died and thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes. Primary school children...Show More Summary

In Search of Sanctuary

Once, the church on High Street pulsated with activity: parents and children, dinners and dances. But as the decades passed, the Congregational Church of West Medford began to wither, its very survival in question. That is when desperation...Show More Summary

Attempting balance (Defined)

Attempting balance (noun) - The ability to move or to remain in a position without losing control or falling. [ Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. ] -- By Lloyd YoungFreddy Nock of Switzerland walks on a tightrope during a competition in Wulong County, Chongqing, China, on March 30. (Reuters)

Shanghai’s nail neighborhood

In a corner of Shanghai, surrounded by a cement wall, lies one of the world’s most valuable fields of debris and garbage. On paper, the Guangfuli neighborhood is a real estate investor’s dream: a plot in the middle of one of the world’s most expensive and fast-rising property markets. Show More Summary

Avian adventures

Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching. Our feathered friends are also in the news this month, with International Migratory Bird day on May...Show More Summary

Invictus Games

The Invictus Games, created by Britain’s Prince Harry, are underway in Orlando. The games allow wounded, sick, or injured armed services members from around the world to compete in Paralympic-style games. -- By Lloyd YoungA competitor from Britain hits the ball to Canada during a seated wheelchair game at the Invictus Games in Orlando on May 7. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

5,000-1 underdogs hoist English Premier League trophy

Leicester City, champion of England for the first time in its 132-year history, hoisted the Premier League champions trophy this past weekend as the team celebrated its improbable season. Leicester City's Wes Morgan and manager Claudio...Show More Summary

Raging wildfires in Alberta

A disastrous wildfire has forced more than 80,000 residents to evacuate Fort McMurray, the biggest evacuation on record in Canada. The raging fire has grown to at least 210,000 acres, destroying entire neighborhoods. -- By Leanne Burden...Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, April 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the Boston Marathon, snowy weather, World Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden, and the end of the Celtics season. -- By Lloyd YoungThousands came to Gore Place from the 29th annual Sheepshearing Festival in Waltham on April 30. Show More Summary

Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria. A hospital was demolished in which at least 27 died and dozens more were killed in the continued fighting in Aleppo. The hopes...Show More Summary

Daily life: April 2016

A look at moments captured by photographers around the world in the month of April. -- By Lloyd YoungA woman writes a message on her smartphone while waiting in a traffic jam in Moscow, Russia, on April 21. (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press)

Earth Day 2016

Earth Day was marked today for the 46th time worldwide to remember and appreciate the Earth’s environment as well our roles within it. According to the Earth Day Network, this year’s Earth Day theme is ‘Trees for the Earth.’ An AcehShow More Summary

Queen Elizabeth II turns 90

Britain’s oldest and longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her 90th birthday today. She was born Princess Elizabeth on April 21, 1926, and became queen at 25 upon the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. Royal...Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner: Strider Wolf

Globe staff photographer Jessica Rinaldi won the Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for her compelling depiction of a boy living in poverty in Maine. Strider Wolf reached to grab a sapling, revealing a scar that snaked up his stomach and a dimple that marked the place where a feeding tube had once been. Show More Summary

2016 Boston Marathon

More than 30,000 participants registered for the 2016 Boston Marathon, the third largest field in the race history. Runners sleep in the grass at the athletes village prior to the running of the 120th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting. With the city now free of Islamic State fighters, the government allowed time for residents to salvage their belongings. Show More Summary

Wild Chernobyl

What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Reuters photographer Vasily Fedosenko documented booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine. Show More Summary

Qingming Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day

The Qingming Festival, also know as Tomb Sweeping Day, was held earlier this week marked by people visiting cemeteries to clean tombs, lay flowers, and make offerings to the deceased. -- By Lloyd YoungAn ethnic Chinese Malaysian family visits the grave of an ancestor at a cemetery on the eve of the annual Qingming Festival in Kuala Lumpur on April 3. Show More Summary

2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston

Boston hosted the prestigious World Figure Skating Championships for the first time, bringing the top skaters from around the world to TD Garden. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelGracie Gold of the US practices her routine on March 29. Practice sessions were held at the TD Garden in advance of the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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