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Week of observances

Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. Show More Summary

Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. Show More Summary

Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. Show More Summary

Survival in the Amazon

Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and moreShow More Summary

The Rwandan Genocide: 20 years later

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where at least 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus - died at the hands of Hutu extremists. As survivors of the genocide recounted their memories of the killings...Show More Summary

Earthquake off the coast of Chile

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Chile coast late April 1 that caused a small tsunami. Six people died and over 900,00 residents were evacuated along the coast. Strong aftershocks shook the region for the following days, including a 7.2 magnitude quake a day later. Show More Summary

Daily Life: March 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Indonesia, England, China, Peru, France, India, Japan and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young --Lloyd Young (37 photos total) Butterflies sit on the face of...Show More Summary

The upcoming 2014 Afghan election

Afghans will head to the polls on Saturday April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. Show More Summary

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. Show More Summary

Syrian conflict into its 4th year

This month, the fighting and unrest continue into a fourth year in Syria. Syrian rebels fought today with government troops near the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad. The conflict has reportedly killed more than 140,000 people, and there are more than 2.5 million registered Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations. Show More Summary

Mudslide in Washington: More survivors doubtful

Friends and relatives continue to wait for news of their loved ones as the search resumed for victims of the mudslide that hit north of Seattle on Saturday, March 22. Rescuers were unable to work for two days because of the dangerous mud. Show More Summary

Spring 2014

Spring was welcomed in the northern hemisphere this week after a long, cold winter for many. The temperatures and visual cues of spring are not omnipresent for all regions, but for some around the world, beauty abounds. --Leanne Burden...Show More Summary

Holi celebrations 2014

Earlier this week Hindus greeted the turn of winter into spring with a massive display of color. They call their celebration the festival of Holi, and Hindus across India and throughout the world share prayer, camaraderie, special food, and a general sense of mischief as they douse each other in dyes and colored water. Show More Summary

Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Investigators around the world are still trying solve the deepening mystery of the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The plane with 239 people on board disappeared last Saturday an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Show More Summary

Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Competitors are midway through the Paralympic games being held in Sochi, Russia, this week -- with closing ceremonies this Sunday. More than 40 countries sent athletes to compete in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling. Show More Summary

2014 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race

Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Dog Race in a dramatic finish today, rallying from third place. A storm knocked out the front-runner and Seavey finished in a record-breaking pace. The race was riddled with harsh conditions due to lack of snow leading to many injuries. Show More Summary

Daily Life: February 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from North Korea, Canada, India, Pakistan, China, Poland, United States and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) A North Korean man walks near the Kim Il Sung stadium, right, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 26. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2014

Pre-Lenten celebrations around the globe, including Carnival and a rain soaked Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, wrapped up yesterday before the marking of Ash Wednesday today. Historians say the tradition dates back to Roman times,...Show More Summary

Washington D.C. area has yet another snow day

Snow began falling in the nation's capital early Monday, and officials warned people to stay off treacherous, icy roads a scene that has become familiar to residents in the Midwest, East and even Deep South this year. Schools were canceled, bus service was halted in places and federal government workers in the DC area were told to stay home Monday. Show More Summary

Protests in Venezuela

Protests continue more than three weeks after student-run demonstrations in Venezuela sparked deep tensions and violence. Anti and pro-government demonstrations are expanding across the divided country as they head into the holiday week marking the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. Show More Summary

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