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Colorado floods

The effort continued today to locate more than 500 people still missing from last week's damaging floods in Colorado. The death toll stood at 6, which state officials said is expected to rise from the heavy rains that washed out roads, collapsed bridges, destroyed homes, and left a massive clean-up in their wake. Show More Summary

Syrian conflict continues

As the world waits to see how the diplomatic agreement plays out, Syrians struggle as the civil war continues. After the chemical attack, fighting among the destroyed cities persists as civilians flee the country. More than 100,000 people have died and millions displaced. Show More Summary

Air shows 2013

In the effort to celebrate and marvel at our ability to fly and see new technological advances, air shows are held all over the world every year. Attendees get the chance to witness complex aerobatic performances and sometimes up-close access to the aircraft on the ground. Show More Summary

9/11: United States marks 12th anniversary of attacks

Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks around the country with remembrances today. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attended a moment of silence at the White House and relatives of the victims visited the memorial sites at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa. Show More Summary

Above Australia's Northern Territory

Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes.Show More Summary

Schools around the world

Agence France-Presse compiled a package from photographers around the world documenting children going to school. This is a selection of their images giving insight into the lives of students in various countries. -Leanne Burden Seidel...Show More Summary

Daily life: August 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, China, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Germany and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 46 photos total) Beale St. Flipper Markese Jones, 10, spins head-over-heels down the famed street in Memphis, Tenn. Show More Summary

Revisiting Martin Luther King's 1963 Dream speech

As people gather today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, we look at images from that event in 1963 and from tumultuous times during the civil rights movement.  King's pivotal speech...Show More Summary

Assault in Syria

Horrific images were taken this week of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Rows of bodies, including many children, fill rooms and streets in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, and Syrian activists are reporting hundreds of people killed. Show More Summary

Creatures great and small

Here's a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can't help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth. -Leanne Burden Seidel(40 photos total) A zebra is seen at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, China, August 12. Show More Summary

Industry's Victims in Bangladesh

International attention has been focused on workers' safety in Bangladesh since the disaster at Rana Plaza, a garment factory complex which collapsed in April, killing 1,132 workers. As concern runs high about the safety of garment workers,...Show More Summary

Bloodshed in Egypt

Hundreds were killed across Egypt today as security forces stormed the two protest camps in Cairo filled with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Violence erupted in streets throughout the capital city and the country. A one month state of emergency across the country was declared and the interim vice president resigned. Show More Summary

Welcome to the fair

It is once again the season for carnival rides and livestock competitions at county and state fairs across the country. The first state fair was in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1841 to promote the agriculture industry. Since that time, fairs have evolved to include amusement rides and games, concerts, and demolition derbies. Show More Summary

Record setters

You name it and there is probably a record for it ­? and, for many, the most coveted acknowledgment is to make it in the Guinness Book of World Records. In this post, the Big Picture looks at some record-setting attempts so far in 2013. Show More Summary

Winners: National Geographic Traveler 2013 Photo Contest

On May 10, 2013 The Big Picture featured some of the thousands of images that were entered in the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Magazine Photo Contest. The winners have been chosen. Their images follow. (The winners gallery is also available here as well as the complete contest and all its entrants here. Show More Summary

Daily Life: July 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, China, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 43 photos total) Members of the band Brent Amaker...Show More Summary

FINA World Aquatics Championships

The 15th FINA World Championships are taking place in Barcelona this year, and the photography is a feast for the eyes. FINA is the Swiss-based international swimming organization that holds the championships for aquatic sports every two years. Show More Summary

Train crash in Spain

On Wednesday a high-speed train crashed and derailed in Santiago de Compostela, killing at least 78 people in Spain's worst train crash since 1972. The speed of the train is being questioned and the veteran driver was arrested. The train...Show More Summary

Earthquake in Gansu province, China

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Dingxi in China's Gansu province on Monday, killing at least 94 people and injuring as many as 1,000. Efforts have been under way to help and search for the victims in the area, home to about 2.7 million people. Show More Summary

Tour de France 100th edition: Part two

The historic 100th edition of the Tour de France came to a conclusion yesterday on the tree-lined Champs-Elysees in Paris with Christopher Froome of Great Britain retaining the overall lead to win his first yellow jersey. The secondShow More Summary

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