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Star Wars mania

The decade wait is over for “Star Wars” fans with the opening of the seventh film “The Force Awakens” this week. Some diehard movie fans camped out for over a week in Hollywood for the chance again to see droids, Imperial Stormtroopers, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. Show More Summary

Shadows and silhouettes

When light strips away the details, highlighting the environment and creating intriguing shapes and patterns, photographers create striking images of our world. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA woman practices Tai-Chi in front of the Sforzesco Castle at the Sempione park in Milan, Italy, Nov. 12. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press)

The best Boston Globe photos of 2015

Staff photographers share the stories behind the year’s most powerful pictures, selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and the Boston Globe photo department. September 7 / Skala Sikaminias, Greece — The Syrian refugee migration had reached a crisis, and the editors decided we should go to Europe. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, November 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the November elections, the tree lighting at Downtown Crossing, Veterans Day, and football at Fenway Park. Derek Martin and his son, Auriel, of...Show More Summary


A look around the globe at people in need and the help that many have given to try to make their lives better. From donations to volunteering time, many contribute hoping to make a difference. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelEight-year-old...Show More Summary


Ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference, Reuters released “Earthprints,” a series illustrating the human impact on the landscape. From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site has profoundly changed in the last 30 years. Show More Summary

Paris attacks

France held a moment of silence today as part of three days of national mourning for the victims of last Friday’s attacks in Paris. Authorities continue to search for suspects and France launched air attacks in Syria against IslamicShow More Summary

Honoring the veterans

Around the world, veterans are recognized today for their service. Across United States, patriotic ceremonies and parades are prevalent on Veterans Day. Originally established as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, other countries...Show More Summary

Strider’s climb

He has traveled so far, from near-fatal abuse to here, invisible among Maine’s poorest, in the care of grandparents who have little left to give but love — and just enough of that. Yet somehow Strider is climbing. ( Read the story ) Strider...Show More Summary

Bliss Dharma Assembly

Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns recently gathered for the annual Bliss Dharma Assembly in remote China to mark Buddha’s descent from the heavens. The gathering was held at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute, widely regarded...Show More Summary

The World Indigenous Games

Brazil recently hosted the World Indigenous Games, a new international event in which 2,000 athletes competed from 30 countries. Many of the competitions were very different from what will take place in the same country during Summer...Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, October 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including fall colors, presidential candidates, the 51st Annual Head of the Charles, and the start of the Celtics regular season. -- By Lloyd Young A helicopter flies over the Prudential Building seen from South Boston during a brilliant red fall sunset. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Hundreds killed in quake: rescue efforts hindered

The massive 7.5 earthquake that hit remote areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday has killed at least 370 and left thousands homeless. Rescue efforts have been hindered by the challenging mountainous region and security issues,Show More Summary

Autumnal hues

Seasonal changes set our world aglow with a spectrum of colors. Before bleak scenes and colder temperatures arrive, foliage and glowing sunsets enliven landscapes across the globe. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA tree with bright autumn leaves under dark clouds near Genachhausen, Germany, Oct. 7. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EPA)

The Umbrella Movement, one year later

A year after Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in scenes that made headline news around the world, Reuters photographer Tyrone Siu revisited the scenes of the demonstrations. The anniversary comes amidShow More Summary

Hot-air balloon festivals

Hot-air balloon festivals are a visual treat for many. Not only do they provide a stunning perspective for their passengers, but their playful shapes, colors, and themes make these floating vessels excellent subject matter for photographers, both on the ground and in the sky. Show More Summary

Historic flooding in South Carolina

South Carolina residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains. As many people start the cleanup, others prepare for the threat of floodwaters moving toward the coast. Seventeen people died inShow More Summary

Perilous Crossings

“They just keep coming,” I thought as I stood on the northern shore of Lesbos in Greece. Raft after raft landed up and down the coast of this enchanted island. It was surreal. This set the tone for the next two weeks, following the route of refugees and migrants looking for a better life. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, September 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an eclipse of a supermoon, Medal of Honor recipients visiting Boston, a 90-year-old’s trek up Mt. Washington, and the start of the Patriots regular...Show More Summary

Pope Francis’ mission to US

Pope Francis is on a historic visit to three US cities in six days. The world leader of the Roman Catholic Church has already visited the White House and addressed a joint session of Congress. Francis will also spread his message inShow More Summary

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