Photos from the crucial Somali port city, after its liberation from the hands of al-Shabab.
North Korea launches a missile, tragedy strikes Sandy Hook, and a Chinese farmer prepares for the apocalypse.
Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.
Anti-Morsy protests intensify across Egypt, rebels forces advance in Syria, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal returns to Gaza.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Cairo this week -- again -- this time to protest President Mohamed Morsy's power grab.
Egypt's Tahrir Square fills with protestors again, Palestinians win a bid toward U.N. statehood, and Obama has lunch with Romney.
A look at the Western villages and monuments that are popping up all over China.
Once again, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has descended into chaos.
Photos from the first North American retrospective of China's most famous dissident artist, Ai Weiwei.
FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.
Israel strikes back at Gaza, China picks a new leader, and Southeast Asia readies itself for Obama's visit.
What to wear when you're climbing the Chinese leadership ladder.
Four more years for Obama, austerity protests blaze across Greece, and China's 18th Party Congress begins.
In 10 years under Hu Jintao, China has changed to an extent unprecedented in history.
Hurricane Sandy slams New York, Syrian air strikes pummel Aleppo, and Big Ben grows a mustache.
What happened the last time America got bogged down in North Africa.
The following are photographs taken by Jenan Moussa of Dubai's Al-Aan TV and freelance journalist Harald Doornbos at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, for their article, "'Troubling' Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack."
Hurricane Sandy was devastating by any measure, but beleaguered New Yorkers can take comfort: It could have been worse.