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Two communities fight for food on the Kenyan and Ethiopian border

The Turkana are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, but the pastures needed to feed their herds suffer from recurring droughts and many have turned to fishing. The trend began back in the 1960s, following a devastating drought, which wiped out entire herds. Show More Summary

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest

The National Geographic Photo Contest for 2013 finished collecting entries on Nov. 30. This post features a sampling of ones we thought were great. Winners in the three categories (people, nature, places) will be published in the National Geographic magazine. Show More Summary

Photographing an African safari

Boston Globe Staff photographer Essdras M Suarez experienced a two week safari in Kenya and Tanzania this year. Here is a selection of what he captured and thoughts upon his return: As a photojournalist, you?re always looking to capture moments that define life. Show More Summary

Charles Dharapak: Instagrams from Washington, D.C.

I am drawn to photographs of things that are not inherently visual. It's not easy to make interesting photographs of people at press conferences. These photographs are from the Instagram feed of Charles Dharapak, a staff photojournalist for the Associated Press, currently based in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

50th anniversary of the JFK assassination

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. As the shocked nation grieved for the popular president, more inconceivable events followed. Within hours, a new president was sworn in and within days the shooter was caught and then killed by a local businessman on live TV. Show More Summary

Overnight in an East German Bunker

Reuters photographer Ina Fassbender spent a day at a museum which is a former East German bunker, built in the 1970s to shelter the district's command unit in an emergency. The 3,600-square-meter bunker now offers visitors the chance to stay there overnight as part of a historical "reality experience". Show More Summary

Tornadoes and severe weather slam the midwest

A powerful late-season wave of tornadoes, thunderstorms and damaging winds hit 12 states on Sunday. News organizations reported anywhere from dozens (The Washington Post) to over 81 (The Chicago Tribune) tornadoes that touched down in the midwest, killing at least eight people. Show More Summary

Winter Olympics 2014: Carrying the flame

Earlier last month in Greece, the Olympic flame began its ceremonial journey to the site of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The flame is being carried across all 83 regions of Russia via relay by torchbearers. The flame has already visited the North Pole and International Space Station as it travels to the opening ceremonies on Feb. Show More Summary

Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

( 30 photos total) Residents gather amongst the devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern...Show More Summary

Typhoon Haiyan

A massive typhoon, reported as one of the strongest storms on record this year, came ashore in the central Philippines today. The storm packed sustained winds of 147 miles per hour and forced more than 700,000 people from their homes, killing at least four. Show More Summary

Congolese rebels surrender

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel group M23 surrendered to the Army this week, ending months of fighting in the eastern part of this African nation. The 20-month revolt displaced and killed many in this region, and now the outlook for a peaceful future is hopeful. Show More Summary

Egypt: Morsi trial adjourned

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was in court in Cairo facing charges of inciting the murder of protesters. It was the first time since his removal from office on July 3rd to be seen in public. Morsi, speaking from a defendant's cage, refused to recognize the legitimacy of the court. Show More Summary

Daily Life: October 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Spain, Argentina, Colombia, China, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Norway and United States and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 39 photos ) A participant, wearing make-up, poses for photos at a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Oct. Show More Summary

Autumn around the world 2013

Photographers around the planet captured the changing colors and dramatic light that signify the movement of animals and the start of colder temperatures for many parts of the world. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 30 photos total) A girl shakes...Show More Summary

One year after Superstorm Sandy: A mixed recovery

One year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the coasts of New York and New Jersey, the recovery has been mixed. Some residents have rebuilt and others are participating in a buyback program instituted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to return some neighborhoods to nature. Show More Summary

Daily life: Peru by Rodrigo Abd

Today's post highlights the recent work of Associated Press photojournalist Rodrigo Abd's in Peru. His subjects include members of the Ashaninka tribe; the Lord of Huanca Sanctuary; the "Ojo que Llora" memorial; blinding mists called "la garua"; and a memorial service for the Bishop Emeritus of Huancavelica. Show More Summary

Effects of Agrochemicals in Argentina

Agrochemical spraying in Argentina has increased ninefold, from 9 million gallons in 1990 to 84 million gallons today. Yet the South American nation has a hodgepodge of widely ignored regulations that leave people dangerously exposed, and chemicals contaminate homes, classrooms, and drinking water. Show More Summary

Powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines

A powerful 7.2 earthquake hit the Philippines this week, killing at least 160 and injuring hundreds. The quake was centered below the island of Bohol, toppling many buildings in the area including several historic churches.( 30 photos total) A woman carries her baby past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol on Oct. Show More Summary


If you can swim, bike, and run, then you can compete in a triathlon. This past weekend the Ironman World Championship event was held in Kona, Hawaii, where the sport's top athletes had to swim 1.2 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon in less that 17 hours. Show More Summary

Harvest 2013

From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. Today's post takes a look at harvesting from around the world since mid-summer. -- Lloyd Young( 38 photos ) Gordon Kenison holds a corncob during a harvest at the Kenison Farms in Levan, Utah, on Oct. 5. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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