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Photos of the Week: Kyrgyz Horsemen, Shanghai Steeplechase, Giant Bobbleheads
Participants at the Wave and Goth festival in Germany, a baby bear in Turkey, attendees at a “Kiss-a-thon” in Mexico City, the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France, ...

Yesterday, a Hawaiian volcano thousands of miles away from me erupted violently. Moments later, the phone in my pocket buzzed with an alert, Twitter notified me, friends on ...

Photos of the Week: a Welsh Owl, a Belgian Bat, an Alabamian Bee
Retiring police dogs in Ecuador, the Medieval Combat World Championships in Scotland, Victory Day in Russia, a sunset in Paris, a rumbling volcano in Hawaii, the Met Gala ...

10 Years Since the Devastating 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths. ...

Photos of Kilauea’s Newest Lava Fissures on Hawaii’s Big Island
The recent eruptions from several volcanic vents in a residential neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island have prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said ...

Visiting Chernobyl 32 Years After the Disaster
Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode. Several hundred staff members ...

Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression
In the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, lies a vast, tortured, desert plain called the Danakil Depression. Danakil lies about 410 ft (125 m) below sea level, and ...

China Viewed From Above
Simply a collection of some amazing recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, deserts to sea shores, and much more. ...

The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Photos From a Century Ago
One hundred years ago, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. ...

Photos of the Week: Great Bustard, Shinmoedake Volcano, Ghost Mushrooms
A return to the University of Mosul in Iraq, the Festival of the Steel Phallus in Japan, marches commemorate the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., unrest in ...