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Photos of the Week: Hazy Harbor, Hot Horse, Rocket Billionaire (35 photos)

Preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, flood damage in Germany, Eid al-Adha prayers in Senegal, a manhunt in France, a crowded nightclub in London, a mural in Bangkok, a windy day in Montevideo, a grazing elephant in Kenya, and much more A giant puppet called...

Apollo’s First Lunar Rover, Driven 50 Years Ago (19 photos)

Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 15—the fourth crewed mission to reach the moon. Launched on July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 became the first Apollo mission to carry a lunar roving vehicle (LRV) to the lunar surface. While the command module pilot, Alfred Worden, remained in orbit around the moon, the commander, David Scott,...

Scenes From the 2021 Tour de France (24 photos)

The 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race finished in Paris yesterday, won by Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates, after 23 teams of riders raced 2,122 miles (3,415 km) in 21 stages from June 26 to July 18. Placing second and third were Jonas Vingegaard of Team Jumbo-Visma, and Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers. Collected below are images...

Photos: Catastrophic Flooding Across Western Europe (28 photos)

At least 188 people across parts of Western Europe have lost their lives in a series of devastating floods following days of historic levels of rainfall. Towns in river valleys and low-lying plains in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Austria have been heavily damaged by flash flooding since Wednesday. Rescue workers are still searching...

Photos of the Week: Stone Stacking, Rodeo Riding, Inflatable Art (35 photos)

Anti-government protests in Cuba, a stranded orca in New Zealand, a spaceplane above New Mexico, destructive flooding in Europe, images from the Tour de France, power outages in Tehran, scenes from the Cannes Film Festival, and much more A loyalist celebrates...

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards (25 photos)

The winners of this year’s annual Audubon Photography Awards competition were recently announced. Photographers entered images in four categories: professional, amateur, youth, and plants for birds. More than 8,700 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories were judged. The National Audubon Society was once...

Scenes From California’s Sugar Fire (18 photos)

The Sugar Fire, part of California’s larger Beckwourth Complex Fire, began on July 2 and expanded dramatically over the past weekend. Flames were pushed by strong winds into the town of Doyle, near the Nevada border, destroying multiple structures. The Beckwourth Complex is the state’s largest fire incident so far this year, burning more than 130 square...

Photos of the Week: Giant Alice, Tiny Cow, Wooden Swimmer (35 photos)

The Cannes Film Festival in France, remote COVID-19 vaccinations in Peru, a slip-and-slide world record in West Virginia, the Big Red Bash in Australia, Euro 2020 action in England, Kupala Night in Ukraine, wildfires in California, a mountain stroll in northern Italy, and much more ...

Photos: The Fans of Euro 2020 (28 photos)

Today, England and Denmark play their semifinal match to determine who will face Italy in the final of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, to be played on July 11. Euro 2020 features 51 matches among 24 national teams playing in 11 different host cities. Last year’s tournament was postponed until now, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Host...

Rescue Operations Continue in Japanese Town Struck by Mudslide (15 photos)

On Saturday, following heavy rains, a massive mudslide struck the seaside resort town  of Atami, Japan, about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo, destroying more than 120 structures and killing at least seven people—with more than two dozen others still listed as missing. Search-and-rescue operations are underway, as workers and sniffer dogs slog through thick...

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