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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

Ukraine: Protests by thousands in Independence Square

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych returned to work on Monday after four days of illness. Demonstrators across Ukraine demand that he step down. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) An anti-government protester stands in front of a roadblock in Kiev on February 3, 2104. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Up close

The details of a scene can be just as revealing as a more comprehensive image. The carnation sticking out of the bricks from the barricade, a priest?s bandaged hand holding a crucifix, the anti-Yanukovich sticker on a burnt-out bus. The faces that photographers have focused on over the last several weeks are equally revealing. Show More Summary

Ukraine: The death toll continues to rise

Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new maneuvering by Russia and the European Union to gain influence over this former Soviet republic. At least 26 people have already been killed. Show More Summary

Flooding in Britain

Weeks of extraordinary wet weather has lead to disastrous flooding in Britain. The area has seen the most rain in almost 250 years. Homes and farms have been flooded for weeks in southwest England with worries of more rain to come. --Leanne...Show More Summary

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Reaching the podium

A week into the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, some three dozen gold medals have been awarded. Here are some of the winners whose performances duing competition earned them a moment on the podium. --Lloyd Young (55 photos total) Silver...Show More Summary

The 2014 Westminster Dog Show

The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show began on Monday, Feb. 10, taking place at both Pier 92 and 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The annual dog show, which features dogs from around the world, opened its doors to mixed-breed dogs this year. Show More Summary

2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi

The Opening Ceremony kicked off the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia today. The torch was lit after a dazzling display of performance and fireworks. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7 in Sochi, Russia. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Daily Life: January 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Canada, Spain, United States, Myanmar, Germany, and Egypt and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (24 photos total) Gary Case, left, and Chuck Hoss, judges at...Show More Summary

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian protesters rally in Independence Square

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych returned to work on Monday after four days of illness. Demonstrators across Ukraine demand that the government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia. Show More Summary

Winter storm causes havoc in US South

A winter storm that hit the southern United States yesterday all but paralyzed the city of Atlanta, stranding people in cars at stores and children at their schools. The storm only brought a few inches across the region but with the ice caused major problems in America's southern region. Show More Summary

Syria: Negotiators talk and people still suffer

While negotiators from all sides hold difficult talks in Geneva, the violence continues for the Syrian people The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged city and that rebels should hand over the names of the men who would remain. Show More Summary

Riots in Ukraine

Anti-government protests erupted this week in the Ukraine city of Kiev. Despite crisis talks including President Viktor Yanukovych, rioting still persists and has started to spread beyond the capital. --Leanne Burden Seidel (21 photos...Show More Summary

Sochi's Indigenous People

Reuters photographer Thomas Peter spent time documenting Sochi's Circassian community as the city prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Circassians are a people indigenous to the North Caucasus region, most of whom were scattered across the globe by a 19th century tsarist military campaign that caused the deaths of huge numbers. Show More Summary

Dakar Rally 2014

The 35th running of the race will come to and end tomorrow in Valparaiso, Chile. The competitors have traveled more than 8,000 km during their journey. They travel via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain in three countries in South America. Show More Summary

Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Mohammed

Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed, who was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 570 AD. His birthday is marked in many ways in different Muslim nations. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) An illuminated...Show More Summary

Crisis in South Sudan

Political disputes last month created a volatile situation in the young nation of South Sudan. Violence has spread killing more than 1,000 and has driven hundreds of thousand from their homes. Talks continue and UN peacekeepers were mobilized to try to stop the crisis from escalating further. Show More Summary

Deep freeze chills US

Though temperatures will warm across the United States in the next few days, an artic blast of cold winter air affected a good portion of the country over the last week. Freezing cold made it all the way to Florida and is blamed for more than 20 deaths nationwide. Show More Summary

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