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Fighting Olympic eviction

As sports arenas rise up around them and neighbors houses are demolished, around 50 families remain in Vila Autodromo, a favela bordering the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. About half of those refuse to leave the favela, which they describe as “paradise” because of a lack of violence compared with poor areas elsewhere in the city. Show More Summary

Peaking at ninety

Richard Dreselly first hiked to the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in 1941. He has since hiked the 6288 foot summit seventeen times. Now at 90, he climbed for what he says will be his last time. Globe photographer John Tlumacki...Show More Summary

Seeking cultural connections

In July, Globe photographer Keith Bedford visited Boston teacher Nathan Eckstrom during his month-long trip to Haiti. The teacher was on a mission to learn the language and more about the world many of his students left behind. The hope...Show More Summary

Back to school

A student peeks into her classroom as she waits for the first day of school at the Alexander Hamilton School in Glen Rock, N.J. on Sept. 2. (Mitsu Yasukawa/The Record of Bergen County via Associated Press)

US Open tennis 2015

The US Open started August 31 and concludes this weekend in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. It is the fourth and final tennis competition that comprises the Grand Slam, in which Serena Williams has a chance to earn this calendar year. Show More Summary

Migrant crisis in Europe

Record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa are seeking asylum in Europe. The countries are grappling with what to do with the unprecedented numbers as the crisis escalates and measures are implemented to control the masses. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, August 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including sand art in East Boston, kayaking in Vermont, debating the Lawrence Trust Act, and Willie Nelson performing in Boston. -- By Lloyd Young Joseph...Show More Summary

10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans today to mark progress the city has made before the upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. The category 3 storm packed 125-mile-per-hour winds, killed some 2,000 people, caused massive flooding, and was the costliest natural disaster to hit the United States. Show More Summary

Track and Field World Championships 2015

Elite athletes are competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships being held in Beijing this week. Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the International Association of Athletics event -- primarily at...Show More Summary

Pork chops and politics

The Iowa State Fair was a top destination this week for the vast array of presidential candidates. The campaign stop at this eleven day extravaganza produced entertaining photo ops as they sampled the unique fare and cooked at the grill...Show More Summary

Cooling off

It’s summertime, and people and animals everywhere are looking for ways to escape the heat. From backyard fun to huge theme parks, photographers around the world captured this seasonal pastime. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA swimmer cools off in a waterfall at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Aug. 5. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Somali refugees find a farming oasis

Kaltumo Adow and her daughter, Asha Abukar, 9, rested after working on their plots at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester, Maine. Kaltumo is involved in the Farming for Food & Health Program through the Somali Bantu Community Association of Lewiston. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

Explosions shock China’s Tianjin port

On the night of Aug. 12, a fire was reported at a chemical warehouse within a mile of thickly populated residential areas in the port city of Tianjin, China. With the firefight under way, a sudden, rapid succession of increasingly large explosions erupted into fireballs that registered on earthquake scales. Show More Summary

Perseid meteor shower

With a new moon this week, sky gazers got the chance to be amazed by the nighttime show put on by the oldest meteor shower observed by humans. For more than 2,000 years, when fragments of the Swift-Tuttle comet pass through Earth’s atmosphere,...Show More Summary

Ferguson one year later

Demonstrators have returned to Ferguson, Mo., over the past few days to mark the first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Close to 100 people have been arrested since the protests started on Sunday in the St. Show More Summary

70 years after the atomic bombs

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The 70th anniversary of the world’s...Show More Summary

Monsoon flooding

Monsoon rains have have hit India, Pakistan, and Myanmar hard this season. Two trains collided in central India yesterday due to problems with soil under the tracks, killing nearly 30 people. Myanmar officials reported that more than...Show More Summary

California wildfires

Drought and extreme weather have fueled numerous wildfires in California, destroying property and forcing evacuations. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire in northern California that has already scorched over 60,000...Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration, the summer heat wave, the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Loudon, N.H., and the start of the Patriots’ training camp. -- By Lloyd YoungChildren played in the fountain near the Christian Science Center in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

This week, Los Angeles is hosting the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. About 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 165 nations are competing throughout the city in the largest event LA has hosted since the 1984 Olympics. Show More Summary

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