Photo Galleries

December 31, 2018

Photo gallery: New Year’s celebrations around the world

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion. Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition.

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December 17, 2018

Photo Gallery: 40 years across China

As China remembers the past 40 years of its reform and opening up, here’s a look at what China looked like from the 1970s-1990s. Click any image to view photo in full screen and read the caption.

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May 31, 2018

Enter “Manhattanhenge”

A unique natural phenomenon takes place in an even more unique city: in New York City, Manhattanhenge refers to the alignment of the sunset (Summer) or sunrise (Winter) with the Manhattan street grid.

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Super Blue Blood Moon, Golden Gate Bridge
January 31, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon seen across the world

Different parts of the world caught a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse, and see the so-called ‘super blue blood moon’ on January 31, 2018. The moon appears to look extra large as a result of three unusual events happening: a blue moon, a super moon, and a total eclipse.

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Roberto Canessa
December 20, 2017

Survivor Roberto Canessa relives 1972 plane crash in the Andes

On December 21, 1972, two members of a rugby team from Uruguay – who had been walking through the snow-capped Andes mountains in search of civilization – encountered a shepherd. Forty-five years later, survivor Roberto Canessa remembers their agonizing ordeal for “Americas Now.”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders
July 25, 2016

GALLERY: Democratic National Convention – Day 1

A day beginning with controversy and protest ends with Michelle Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders knocking it out of park for Hillary. Images from the first day of the DNC in Philadelphia.

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Mourning the victims in Nice truck attack
July 15, 2016

Photos: Truck attack in Nice, France

The images and videos of the violent truck attack in the French Rivera have shocked the world. In a matter of minutes, the attacker drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 people. (Warning some of these images are graphic)

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Eid al-Fitr festival in India
July 7, 2016

PHOTOS: Eid al-Fitr festival

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. It is a three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. It marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan during which devout Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to […]

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Muhammad Ali Memorial
June 10, 2016

Photos: Remembering Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali made his final journey through his hometown of Louisville — past the little pink house where he grew up and the museum that bears his name — as thousands of mourners along the route pumped their fists and chanted, “Ali! Ali!” for the former heavyweight champion of the world known simply as The Greatest.

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January 24, 2016

After blizzard, snowed-in US East Coast begins to dig out

Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. The hurricane-force winds and whiteout conditions gave way to blinding sunshine and temperatures slightly above freezing, promising a gentle thawing-out.

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August 12, 2015

Photos: World Elephant Day

People around the world honor World Elephant Day today. There are about 500,000 elephants remaining and the population is at constant threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. View a gallery of the cutest Elephantidae Proboscidea here:

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August 12, 2015

Photos: 2015 Perseid Meteor showers

A nearly new moon means it’s a great night to watch the Perseid Meteor showers tonight – midnight to 3 a.m. eastern. The showers are pieces of the comet Swift-Tuttle that passes the sun every 133 years. The stars appear to “shoot” because they burn […]

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August 12, 2015

World Elephant Day raises awareness of threats to pachyderms

There are only 500,000 elephants remaining in the world and the population is at constant threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. To raise awareness of their plight, people around the world honor them on August 12, 2015, World Elephant Day. Significant elephant populations […]

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July 17, 2015

Photos: One year anniversary of MH17 downing

Memorial ceremonies in the Netherlands, Ukraine and Australia were held to remember the victims onboard the MH17 which was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. One year ago, the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the skies above rebel-held Eastern Ukraine.  

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