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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)

Globe photos of the month, March 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the anime convention in Boston, Celtics basketball, a citywide youth spelling bee, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. -- By Lloyd...Show More Summary

InfraRed Sox

With two last place finishes in a row, maybe it’s time to look at the Boston Red Sox in a different light. The Globe’s Stan Grossfeld traveled to spring training at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Florida to do just that. In his images...Show More Summary

Bombing in Lahore

At least 70 people were killed, including about 30 children, in a suicide bomb attack at a park in Lahore, Pakistan. The Taliban group that claimed responsibility for the Easter attack that injured over 300 said it was targeting Christians. Show More Summary

President Obama’s visit to Cuba

President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba this week as the first sitting US president to visit the Communist ruled island since Calvin Coolidge did in 1928. “My lifetime has spanned a time of isolation between us,” Obama said. “IShow More Summary

Attacks in Brussels

Explosions in the city’s airport and a metro station have killed at least 31 people and injured many others during coordinated attacks today. Injured women are seen in Brussels Airport in Brussels after explosions were heard on March 22. Show More Summary

Seeing green

Green is the theme this week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day that is celebrated in many cities around the world. Spring is right around the corner, bringing hopeful signs of landscapes tinted with the same hues. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelParticipants in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade perform and process through central London, Britain March 13. (Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Dallas Seavey won his fourth Iditarod race today, completing the 1,000-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome Alaska in a record 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds. This year’s race was marred with tragedy when a snowmobile driver was charged with intentionally running his machine into two sled dog teams, killing one dog and injuring others. Show More Summary

Walls (Defined)

wall (noun) 1. any of various permanent upright constructions having a length much greater than the thickness and presenting a continuous surface except where pierced by doors, windows, etc.: used for shelter, protection, or privacy, or to subdivide interior space, to support floors, roofs, or the like, to retain earth, to fence in an area, etc. Show More Summary

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