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.
Horsemen ride in Spain; protestors take to the streets in Mexico, Bahrain, and Indonesia; and yoga on the beaches of England.
Which country is the drunkest of them all? The laziest? The fattest? FP investigates.
From rappers to rebel groups, Primus is the brew of choice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But even the business of beer isn't immune from the country's ongoing strife.
Trapped in countries ravaged by war, these five incredible tourist sites are destined to remain unexplored by world travelers.
Devastation deepens in Syria; remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; and a baby panda is born.
Bradley Manning is sentenced, Hosni Mubarak is released to house arrest, and Bo Xilai's trial kicks off in China.
Egypt descends into chaos; India and Pakistan celebrate their independence days; and a new, cuddly carnivore is discovered.
Photos of one of Egypt's most deadly days since the revolution. Warning: Some images are graphic.
One photographer fashions arresting battle scenes from Iraq and Afghanistan out of toy soldiers.
Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan; an airport fire in Nairobi, and panda bears take over in Berlin.
China's notoriously lagging space program may finally be catching up to America's.