Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
With ultimatums, threats, and (now) casualties, the standoff with pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine is threatening to tear the country apart.
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Twenty years after Rwanda's mass killings, the country's dark past continues to shape its present.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Despite the recent spate of deadly Taliban attacks, voters prepare for upcoming elections in Afghanistan.
While Russia moves its tanks and trucks into Crimea, Ukrainian forces flex their own military muscles.
Up in the Arctic, soldiers from NATO and Western countries train together for battle in Norway's frigid north.
The Sumbanese in Indonesia celebrate the Pasola war festival; Riot police goes after protesters in Madrid; A cat hangs out in a pet cafe in Turin.
Hundreds of once-majestic but now abandoned buildings in Taiwan play host to massive breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
A volunteer readies a polling station in Crimea; a Thai monk carves a tattoo into a devotee's stomach; and the long search for Malaysian flight MH370 continues.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
Behind closed doors, the Islamic Republic's famously restrictive laws relax -- and a more permissive world thrives.
Intimate images from Crimea of a referendum deemed illegitimate.
Meet the Putin cronies and Ukrainian collaborators at the top of the Obama administration’s sanctions target list.
Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.
Carnival revelers gather on Brazil's Ipanema Beach; U.S. soldiers patrol a Kandahar airfield; and spring lambs keep warm in Somerset, England.
Feminist activists take the stage in Paris; a Afghan man grieves after the loss of his son; and bunnies take over a Japanese island.
A Syrian rebel readies a rocket for launch; barricades burn in Kiev; and an elephant celebrates her 53rd birthday.
Ukraine's deadly protests have turned the capital into a warzone, and there's no end in sight.
Sometimes, the only news coming off the front lines of Syria's civil war is sent via text message.
A flock of starlings ascends in Israel; riot police try to maintain order in Sarajevo; and naked protesters take to the streets in India.
Images of the seaside spa town cherished by generations of Russians. Will it survive the Olympics?
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games opened with flair, pageantry, and a giant robot bear.
A roaring wave crashes into a Welsh town; volcanic ash blankets a Sumatran village after an eruption; and election season goes into full swing in Afghanistan.
Government supporters rally to mark the third anniversary of the Egyptian uprising; Vikings hit the streets in Scotland; and Afghan siblings have a tea party in Jalalabad.