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International Day of Yoga 2016

The second International Day of Yoga was held today. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India according to the United Nations. “This year’s observance highlights the important role healthy living...Show More Summary

Transgender dad: ‘I am who I am’

When Lindsey Straus, father of three, transitioned to a woman fifteen years ago, she risked losing her family and career. She’s rebuilt some of her importation relationships, and learned to adapt. Read the father and son stories. --Show More Summary

Orlando shooting

Mourners from around the world are grieving the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. President Obama on Monday called the act ‘‘homegrown extremism’’ committed by Omar Mateen who referred to the Boston Marathon attackers as his...Show More Summary

School’s out

It’s that time of year when accomplishments are celebrated and summer vacations start. Milestones are reached: one moves on to the next grade or graduates on to the next step in life. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelJewel Lee hugs her friend...Show More Summary

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an annual observation of the earth’s oceans first recognized by the United Nations in 2008. It was created to honor the oceans and sea life globally and raise awareness to help protect this crucial part of our planet. -- By...Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, who declared “I am the greatest” and proved it many times over, infuriating some and captivating countless more as he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee on his way to winning the world heavyweight championship a record three times, becoming perhaps the most widely recognized person on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, May 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including Memorial Day, a police officer’s funeral, World Turtle Day, and the graduation season. -- By Lloyd YoungErin Vasselian of Abington planted a flag on Boston Common on May 25. Show More Summary

Masking the candidates

There’s no masking the facts, one Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely US presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes. At the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory, a Halloween and party...Show More Summary

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)

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