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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

May Day 2014

May Day, or International Worker's Day is May 1st and groups worldwide held protests or celebrated the spring festival. Concerns such as better working conditions and ending corruption in the government are voiced on this labor holiday. Show More Summary

Russian cadet training

The General Yermolov Cadet School in the southern Russian city of Stavropol is a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes in addition to a normal syllabus. The school allows its pupils to take part in field-training trips, during which they spend a night in a base and undergo physical drills and weapons training. Show More Summary

Tornadoes kill at least 18

Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States Monday morning. Arkansas was the hardest hit, with at least 16 people dead. The storm system produced the first fatalities of this year's U.S. tornado season. According to, severe storms and tornadoes will continue into midweek. Show More Summary

Earth Day 2014

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held across the globe to inspire us to appreciate the world we live in and protect our environment. Conservation of natural resources, ending pollution, protecting wildlife, and creating sustainable environments are some of the themes spread among many countries. Show More Summary

The Boston Marathon, 2014

An American runner, Meb Keflezighi, won The Boston Marathon for the first time since 1983. A year after the bombs exploded near the finish line killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, runners reclaimed the race. A record crowd of one million people, twice the usual number, watched and cheered the runners on. Show More Summary

Week of observances

Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. Show More Summary

Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. Show More Summary

Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. Show More Summary

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