A dancer gets ready for National Samba Day celebrations; protests rock Ukraine and Thailand; and a donkey takes a stroll around the U.S. capital.
60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.
The world meets the first professional Kim Jong Un impersonator; an oil pipeline explodes in China; and two turkeys seek pardon at the White House.
Police hunt for illegal gold in the Amazon lowlands; a snowstorm buries a Chinese city; and an important decision is brought before an Afghan loya jirga.
A couple is married in Rio de Janeiro after 27 years together; a desperate S.O.S. is sent up from Tacloban in sidewalk chalk; and a biker in Lima takes the scenic route.
Some of the first photos of the 'absolute bedlam' unleashed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Warning: some images are graphic.
Kenyan tribe members watch a solar eclipse; a powerful typhoon hits the Philippines; and a man practices tai chi in smoggy Shanghai.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Debutantes rest their feet at London's Queen Charlotte's Ball; workers strike in Jakarta; and 50 Kyrgyz couples celebrate a mass wedding.
Firefighters confront a massive blaze in Australia; a Kurdish fighter guards her town against Syrian turmoil; and an elephant goes for a stroll on a Sri Lankan expressway.
Butchers in Karachi slaughter a bull for Eid al-Adha; protests sweep through Rio de Janeiro; and a pilgrim is baptized in the Jordan River.
From little leagues to the majors, a celebration of baseball around the globe.
Floods uproot families in China and India; Muslim pilgrims gather in Mecca for the Hajj; and a miniature werewolf spooks West Sussex.
Demonstrators clash with police in Mexico; an elephant is born in Israel; and Washington, D.C. closes down.
Militants storm a shopping mall in Kenya; a typhoon advances on Hong Kong; and Munich revelers celebrate the first day of Oktoberfest.
How China is furiously trading cuddly bears for natural resources and high tech.
Riots in Athens; a shooting in Washington, D.C.; a bull mauls a photographer in Spain; and the giant yellow duck makes its Taiwan debut.
From landscapes to seascapes, from mountain tops to the valleys below, from Bhutan to Bismarck -- a bird's-eye tour of the world.
The story of an Italian shipwreck -- in photos.
Barack Obama delivers his Syria speech, Dennis Rodman reunites with his North Korean "friend for life," and a contortionist shows off at a West German bus stop.