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Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made its way up the East Coast of the United States over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and power outages. The storm reached a category 2 level with its greatest sustained wind strength of 100 mph. --Lloyd...Show More Summary

World Cup goals

They bring joy and sorrow to players, coaches, and entire nations. They can come from a graceful header off a corner kick or a hard bending strike from the pitch. Here is some action and reaction on the more than 120 goals scored during the World Cup competition in Brazil so far. Show More Summary

The crisis in Iraq: Thousands train to fight against militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

With the Iraqi military facing a huge crisis, tens of thousands of Iraqis answered the government's call for volunteers to fight the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Newly-recruited volunteers are undergoing military training in various parts of the country. Show More Summary

World Refugee Day 2014

June 20 is World Refugee Day, an opportunity to draw attention to those who have been displaced around the globe. This is a collection of photos documenting a small percentage of the people who have been driven from their home. --Leanne...Show More Summary

Iraq unrest

The fighting continued in Iraq today near a main oil refinery, with government forces trying to stop a week-long attack from members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and others. The Iraqi foreign minister has asked the United States...Show More Summary

FIFA World Cup 2014 starts in Brazil

The World Cup started in Brazil this week among celebration and protests. The host nation won the game opener in front of 62,100 fans at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, and masses watched in various positions around the country and world. Show More Summary


It comes around every year whether you celebrate or not. We even recognize the day for notable people, places, and events from the past. So, whenever yours is or whose you mark -- Happy Birthday! --Lloyd Young (21 photos total) Performer...Show More Summary

2014 World Cup: Goalposts around the world

All you need is a ball and something to kick it in. Around the world, goalposts are made from metal, wood, plastic, sticks, tape, or paint on a wall. Reuters photographers captured images of goalposts on every continent as the world gets ready to watch the 2014 Brazil World Cup, which opens on June 12. Show More Summary

25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Twenty five years ago this week, protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing ended in bloodshed. Hundreds died in the government crackdown. Thousands gathered in Hong Kong to mark the event and remember the victims, though no events were planned in China. Show More Summary

Daily Life: May 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Japan, Pakistan, Haiti, United States, Mexico, Spain and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (26 photos total) DeWan Barnes, 9, hula hoops with his neck during an "old style field day" at P.B. Show More Summary

Iran: 25 years after the death of Ayatollah Khomeini

This week Shiraz observes the 25th anniversary of the death and continued legacy of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic revolution. Getty Images photographer John Moore spent time photographing in the heart of central Iran. Show More Summary

World War I: Unseen Images from the front

A viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War I that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. Show More Summary

Spring babies 2014

Around the world, animals new to this earth experience life. In zoos and in nature, photographers captured a variety of species during these moments. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play outside their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, April 7. (Michael Dalder/Reuters)

Balkans flooding

The recent severe flooding in the Balkans will reportedly cost Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia billions of dollars to recover. The flooding is the worst to hit the region in more than a century, killing more than three dozen people and forcing countless numbers of others from their homes. Show More Summary

The Ansel Adams Wilderness: A photographic tribute by Peter Essick

Esteemed National Geographic contributing photographer Peter Essick revisited the Ansel Adams Wilderness 75 years after Adams?s photographs made it famous, to pay tribute to Ansel Adams and the California sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honor. Show More Summary

The National September 11 Memorial Museum

The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened this week to victims' families and those affected most directly by 9/11. The dedication ceremony was Thursday and it will be opened to the public on May 21. The museum houses meaningful...Show More Summary

India elections: Exit polls predict Modi win

Today was the final day of voting in India?s national elections. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks. The Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi is seen as the front-runner for prime minister. Show More Summary

Victory Day in Ukraine and Crimea

President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea today for the first time since the Russian annexation for Victory Day celebrations. Cities in the Ukraine also celebrated, among the death and destruction from the continuing crisis between pro-Russian and Ukraine forces. Show More Summary

Daily Life: April 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Israel, Turkey, Japan, Afghanistan, Spain, China, United States and other countries from around the world. -- Lloyd Young --Lloyd Young (28 photos total) Ultra-OrthodoxShow More Summary

Afghanistan landslide: Rescuers give up hope of survivors

2,100 people are thought to be buried by the landslides that hit a remote area in northern Afghanistan. Officials say the site has become a mass grave for the village of Abi Barak. After the landslide struck on Friday, residents from...Show More Summary

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