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Dakar Rally 2016

The 13-stage Dakar Rally is traveling through Argentina and Bolivia via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain. Competitors and support crews come from around the world to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. Show More Summary

On death row in San Quentin

A rare look at life on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California. America’s most populous state, which has not carried out an execution in a decade, begins 2016 at a pivotal juncture, as legal developments hasten the marchShow More Summary

2015 Year in Pictures: Animals

A selection of images of some of the best animal photos of 2015 from photographers all around the world. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan, Feb. 25. An army of...Show More Summary

2015 Year in Pictures: Part II

Photographs from July - December on a range of topics from arouund the world. ( see Part I ) -- By Lloyd YoungPensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, on July 1. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were...Show More Summary

2015 Year in Pictures: Part I

Photographs from January -June on a range topics from around the world. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris after theCharlie Hebdo shootings, Jan. 11. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

A life unraveled

Heroin and other opioids have devastated Massachusetts families. Over the past year the Globe spent time with Raquel Rodriguez, a heroin addict from East Boston, as she struggled to get clean for her two young daughters. Raquel opened...Show More Summary

Santas everywhere

They come in all shapes and sizes, donning the iconic red suit and hat that symbolize modern-day Christmas. Some run races, scuba dive, direct traffic, ski, or even rock-climb to show off their holiday cheer. -- By Lloyd YoungA Lebanese woman wearing a Santa Claus costume sings during a Christmas event, in downtown Beirut on Dec. 19. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press)

Fostering a community

Nestled in the shadow of Mt Tom in Easthampton, Mass., the Treehouse Community was founded to support families that take in foster children in the hopes of stopping the bounce through the system. Among the townhomes that house families who are fostering or have adopted foster children are cottages that house senior residents. Show More Summary

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)

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