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Erupting volcanoes

Photographers in different parts of the world have been busy covering active volcanoes in recent weeks. In Indonesia, Italy, El Salvador and Japan, the craters in the earth erupted with lava, gases, or ash. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) People observe an eruption at the South East Crater of Mt. Show More Summary

Happy New Year, world

It?s time to have a little New Year?s fun. No depressing (yet important) photos of serious events from the year. Just a collection of fun, silly, unusual, picturesque and unique photos of people from different parts of the world either getting ready to celebrate 2014 or already doing so. Show More Summary

December around the world

A snowstorm in the Middle East, 95 degree temperatures in Buenos Aires, flooding in Gaza, ice storms in Canada. It?s a typical December around the world. Or is it? --Thea Breite (17 photos total) Eve Grayson, a Reindeer herder of the Cairgorm Reindeer Herd, feeds the deer on December 23, 2013 in Aviemore, Scotland. Show More Summary

2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

The winners have been named in the 2013 National Geographic Photography contest. As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts from over 150 countries submitted more than 7000 entries. Show More Summary

2013 Year in Pictures: Part III

Our collection of the best photojournalism of 2013 concludes with a look at the months of September, October, November, and December. News as always dominated the period with Typhoon Haiyan battering the Philippines, the attack on the mall in Kenya, the funeral for Nelson Mandela, unrest in Ukraine and the conflict in Syria continuing. Show More Summary

2013 Year in Pictures: Part 2

Documenting the power of humans and nature resulted in images that depict great achievements and horrible destruction. Here is a selection of images from May - August 2013 from around the world. --Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total) Rescuers...Show More Summary

2013 Year in Pictures: Part I

The first quarter of 2013 was a tough one for many people. It certainly was difficult for us here in Boston. Putting together the best photos of the year can be depressing. For the most part, the wire services move their most dramatic photos of the most significant events and many of those are violent. Show More Summary

Ukraine Protests

Protests continued today in Kiev after President Viktor Yanukovych decided not to sign a pact with the European Union. Yanukovych's meeting with opposition leaders today yielded no real progress on the issues that have brought massive demonstrations to the country for the last three weeks. Show More Summary

Lighting up the season

At the end of the year, many parts of the world are brightened by glittering displays. Holidays and festivals bring people out at night for a visual treat and interiors are bathed in festive lights. Life is made more colorful for a variety of celebrations. Show More Summary

The world mourns Mandela

South African leader and anit-aparthied hero Nelson Mandela died December 5 at the age of 95. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for fighting against apartheid and upon his release in 1990, continued to strive for peace and reconciliation as president of ANC and South African president in 1994. Show More Summary

The Farne Islands counts its Puffins and other seabirds

The Farne Islands are off the coast of northeast England and are home to a huge seabird colony. The islands are owned and protected by the British conservation charity, the National Trust, which says the islands host some 23 species of seabird, as well as a substantial colony of grey seals, who come to have their pups there in the autumn. Show More Summary

Daily Life: November 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Spain, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 26 photos total ) A performer on the Cirque du Soleil float cheers after firing confetti into the crowd on Sixth Avenue during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. Show More Summary

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

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