The images that defined Obama's first four years on the world stage, with reflections from those who were intimately involved in shaping them.
Postcards from France's first intervention in Mali -- more than a century ago.
Israeli pols hit the trail from Haifa to Hebron in search of votes ahead of next Tuesday's election.
French boots hit Malian soil; smog covers Beijing; and a nonchalant horse trots through a bonfire.
Images of the swelling protest movement behind the country's latest bout of political turmoil.
Photos from the rice fields of Haiti's Central Plateau and northwest Arkansas -- two regions at the heart of the debate over U.S agricultural subsidies.
Karzai is welcomed in style; Southern Weekend goes on strike; and an Italian cruise ship lies in wait.
North Korea's leadership wants to sing the praises of its technological prowess -- but it's stuck in the 1980s.
From Turkey to Jordan, heavy overnight snowfall Thursday jammed transportation, closed businesses, and made life more difficult for thousands in refugee camps around the Middle East. The wacky weather provided a surreal backdrop for everything from snowball fights to clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers.
The United States retreats from the cliff; Chadian soldiers cross the border; a town in Spain has a flour fight.
The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December has resulted in swift charges against five men and angry protests across the country. Want a sense of just how outraged people are? Look no further than the signs they're waving at demonstrations.
The best behind-the-scenes photos of Barack Obama in 2012 from Pete Souza and the White House photographers.
Photographs from Surat, India -- where blood diamonds get cleaned before they end up on your finger.
The posters and slogans that praised bumper crops as millions of Chinese starved.
A look at some of the best artwork from the pages of Foreign Policy this year.
Indians protest; the Taliban targets health workers; a hawk watches a camel festival.
Foreign Policy's most popular photo essays of 2012.
Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.
The inspired (if we do say so ourselves) and sometimes silly covers from the year in ForeignPolicy.com.
A look back at the images that defined an unforgettable year.
Newtown mourns, the Indian army shows off its wares, and a lone pig explores a Spanish village.
From North Korea to Asia's thriving democracies, a last name is a powerful political brand.
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.