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Photos of the Week: Wax Queen, Desert Blooms, Explosive Jack (35 photos)

The finish line of the the 125th Boston Marathon, a pickle factory in Taiwan, a mock-up of Mars in Israel, giant hyperrealistic sculptures in London, valley fog in rural Maine, a Radio City Rockettes rehearsal, the North American Wife Carrying Championship, and much more ...

Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 (12 photos)

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best nature photography. This year, the contest attracted more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once more...

Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season (20 photos)

Autumn, the best season, is upon us once again. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. It is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular fall foliage. Across the North, people are beginning to feel a chill in...

Photos of the Week: Muddy Ride, Silent Disco, Podium Pup (35 photos)

An immersive Goya exhibit in Madrid, Comic Con 2021 in New York City, a robot block party in Boston, rally racing in Finland, oil-spill cleanup in California, kite flying in Rio de Janeiro, a massive pumpkin in Belgium, a COVID-19 memorial in São Paulo, and much more ...

Views From (and of) Summit at One Vanderbilt (15 photos)

One of New York City’s newest skyscrapers, One Vanderbilt, stands 1,401 feet (427 meters) above the streets of midtown Manhattan. The top four floors consist of an immersive experience and observation deck named “Summit,” with mirrored walls and floors, an outdoor terrace, a glass elevator on the exterior of the building, glass-floored booths overlooking...

Animals in the News (29 photos)

It’s time once more for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include pink sheep in England, a hyena in Nigeria, salmon in California, a whale shark in Thailand, Shetland ponies in Scotland, a wild boar in Rome, animals rescued from wildfires in Greece, and much more. These...

Photos of the Week: Tango Contest, Robot Fist, Cathedral Spiral (35 photos)

An autumn day in Moscow, vicuña herding in Bolivia, a pilgrimage in Senegal, an abortion-rights protest in Colombia, Wasteland Weekend in the Mojave Desert, Hogwarts Castle in Beijing, a torchlight procession in Spain, flooding in Thailand, and much more ...

Photos: Lava Reaches the Sea on the Island of La Palma (22 photos)

Lava flowing from Cumbre Vieja, an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, reached the sea last night, spreading outward and expanding the area of the island by several hundred acres. Residents who had not already evacuated were told to shelter indoors to avoid any potential poisonous gases that might be formed as the lava interacts with...

Photos: The Arduous Journey of the Haitian Migrants (34 photos)

Since the country’s devastating earthquake in 2010, which killed more than 200,000 people, tens of thousands of Haitians have fled their crisis-burdened homeland, many traveling to parts of South America. Throughout this year many more have fled, joining previous Haitian expats who have not yet found places to settle—as well as migrants and asylum seekers...

Photos of the Week: Merkel Diamond, Windy Fire, Personal Drone (35 photos)

Container ships anchored off the port of Los Angeles, gunfire on the front line in Ukraine, citizen astronauts splash down near Florida, a slackliner's walk from the Eiffel Tower, giant stone heads in Turkey, a nudist grape harvest in Portugal, lava flows on the Canary islands, the Earth in an English forest, and much more ...

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