Overnight megacities, packed freeways, smoggy skies, and angsty rockers in tight leather pants. Photographer Matthew Niederhauser documents the other side of China’s urban boom.
The new year has greeted many parts of the world with a freezing Arctic blast. Some have endured frustrating transportation delays, while others have been chilling out, enjoying the surrounding winter wonderland.
Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, is his known for his love of the ladies, propensity for offensive comments, and occasional run-ins with the law. Here's 2009, a banner year, in Berlusconi blunders.
With the first decade of the 21st century coming to a close, it's time to check out the noughty years in photos.
Meet the unsavory characters surrounding the Afghan president and his new government.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial, but whatever the outcome, the pain of war will remain.
Norwegian photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen spent six weeks living in the slums of Nairobi, then Caracas, Mumbai, and Jakarta. His remarkable panoramic images take us inside slum families' lives, revealing the profound human impulse to fashion not only shelter but a home.
Maybe history didn't end in 1989, but the world would certainly never be the same. From Berlin, to Beijing, to Burma, here are some of the most memorable images from a "year of miracles." Part of an FP series, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
One year after his election, a look back at Barack Obama's travels to 15 foreign countries.
Refugees fleeing the carnage of Mogadishu find new dangers in Somalia's supposedly safer north.
What the global battery boom means for the future of South America's poorest country.
Contention over the disputed Al-Aqsa mosque and Temple Mount site have once again unleashed violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Could a third intifada erupt?
A decade of photographs exploring the impact of oil from the acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The collection will be on display at Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery through Dec. 13.
Dairy farmers in Europe are having a cow over low milk prices and have taken themselves -- and their bovines -- to the streets.
Beijing has spared no expense to ensure that the military parade and mass pageant planned for October 1 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China are both spectacular and free from security snafus.
Thursday, October 1, 2009, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. While the country gears up to celebrate, FP looks back on six decades in the world's oldest continuously red state.
Students are going back to school in many parts of the world, but this school year, there's something new to worry about in addition to grades and exams: swine flu.
Muslims everywhere are observing a holy month of fasting and feasts, a time of religious reflection shared with family and friends.
Oil may be making its long goodbye, but twilight or not, the Oil Age still defines our world.
Despite the milestone achievement of those Afghans who voted in the recent election, the country still has a long war ahead.
Three weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to the region for a sweeping, 11-day, seven-country tour. What both dignitaries shared, besides rock star-worthy receptions, was a rhetoric urging political reform, extolling good governance, and affirming Africa's "promise."
With presidential elections approaching and a wave of U.S. troops who entered last month, Afghanistan has been struggling to establish itself as a stable state. The war that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has dragged on, and the only thing certain is that there's still a long road ahead.
Japan's dolphin-hunting industry gets skewered in The Cove, a just-released documentary by director Louie Psihoyos. But after this year's setbacks at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting, dolphins aren't the only marine mammals that are in trouble.
While U.S. President Barack Obama stayed in Washington to work on domestic issues, Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarked on separate overseas tours. From Tblisi to Thailand, the two drew large crowds, crossed swords with a few enemies, and made one or two slip-ups as well.