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Spring scenes

Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The vernal equinox is anticipated by many looking forward to warmer temperatures and a welcoming rebirth. In some areas of the world, the signs are more apparent. This year, the first day...Show More Summary

Colors in the Sky

With a severe solar storm raging, the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, could be seen from the island of Nantucket this week. The phenomenon, usually visible only much farther north, takes place when gaseous particles in the Earth’s...Show More Summary

Seeing white: A historic winter

With an impressive 108.6 inches of snow, Boston made history with its snowiest winter on record. Here is a look at how photographers captured the striking ways that this massive amount of snow changed the landscape in the region for months. Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the city of Boston across Dorchester Bay. ( Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

Children of war

The United Nations children’s agency reported this week that 14 million children in Syria and Iraq are in crisis due to war. The number of children needing aid has greatly increased from the previous year and there are fears that living with the severe violence will permanently scar the young generation. Show More Summary

Hitting the Slopes

It seems, with the current snowpack in New England, skiers will be able to “Arc ‘em or park ‘em” until May this year. Here’s a look at some of those competing in or enjoying the winter sport since the beginning of the year. -- By Lloyd YoungA skier heads down a slope on Seegrube mountain above the western Austrian city of Innsbruck on March 10. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)

Journey to Selma

A contingent from Boston, including students from the University of Massachusetts Boston, made their way to Selma, Ala., on a 25-hour bus ride to retrace the steps of those who marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago for civil rights with the Rev. Show More Summary

Holi Celebrations 2015

Holi is a festival that marks events in Hindu mythology and provides photographers with a colorful visual feast. It celebrates the beginning of spring, and falls on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which was on March 6 this year. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A screech owl was treated at the New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth for a wing fractured in Abington during a snowstorm. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

A family welcomes a baby boy, birthed at home

Home births aren’t for everyone. But for Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported at a time when she, and many women, feel at their most vulnerable. The birth plan gave...Show More Summary

Roll out the barrels

Saudi Arabia’s oil exports have risen in February in response to stronger demand from customers. As OPEC’s top producer battles for market share Reuters photographers around the globe have been photographing oil barrels to document how they are utilized once the fuel has been used. -- By ReutersMen stack oil barrels at a depot in Santo Domingo, Feb. Show More Summary

Chinese New Year 2015

The Chinese Lunar New Year began Feb. 19 ushering in the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac. The new year also marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, which continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th...Show More Summary

Wintry woes for the MBTA

The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. Show More Summary

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

Pre-Lenten celebrations around the globe, including Carnival and Mardi Gras, wrapped up earlier this week before the marking of Ash Wednesday. Historians say the tradition dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians...Show More Summary

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog show took place this week, filling Manhattan with thousands of competitors, including 192 different canine breeds. Owners and dogs traveled from around the world to participate in this iconic...Show More Summary

Fire and Ice

In Japan, winter festivals in the past week make for interesting visual juxtapositions. Snow and Ice festivals display large illuminated sculptures for the public to enjoy. In Shingu, the end of winter is celebrated by thousand of men...Show More Summary

Snow keeps piling up in New England

The record-breaking snow amounts just keep piling up since the blizzard that hit the Northeast in late January, causing major commuting issues, damage to property, and sore backs across the region. -- By Lloyd YoungA long line formed...Show More Summary

Portraits of conflict in Ukraine

The heavy fighting in Ukraine has returned this past month, with leaders around the world hoping for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Photographers have captured the lives of the soldiers on both sides and the civilians living among...Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, January 2015

Here’s a look at just some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the coverage of winter storms, a new governor taking office and the Patriots playoff run to the Super Bowl. -- By Lloyd YoungNoah Bicchieri, 29, and his dog, Caruso, walked through deep snow between houses on Plum Island. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Super Bowl victory parade for the New England Patriots

Tom Brady raises the trophy to fans who llined the parade route on the snow-covered sidewalks of Boylston Street during the Patriots victory parade. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots vs Seahawks

The Patriots are chasing their fourth NFL championship, but the defending champion Seahawks stand in their way in Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Tom Brady sounded the battle cry during pregame warmups. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

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