Nov. 21 - 27
Relief and recovery in the Philippines, all aboard Air Force One, an island is born in Japan, a meeting between Putin and the pope and more.
Nov. 14 - 21
An unexpected embrace at a protest, tornadoes sweep across the Midwest, Batkid saves San Francisco, the Philippines recovers from Typhoon Haiyan, and more images of the week.
Nov. 7 - 14
Window in white, typhoon tragedy, veterans remembered, Saturn's glory, braids on parade and more compelling images.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 7
Flower power, collision miracle, view of an eclipse, rocket man, airport tragedy, rhino rest stop, and more compelling images.
Oct. 24 - 31
Sox win, boy outstays welcome, dogs have their day, violence makes its mark, model amazes, and more compelling images.
Oct. 17 - 24
A car concealed, rage revealed, vines in a field, a turtle healed, and more compelling images.
Oct. 10 - 17
Glowing fashions, sporting passions, sailing patterns, deadly actions, warring factions, and more compelling images.
Oct. 3 - 10
A windy day, Koreans at play, winter on the way, nuns who pray, a very long stay, and more compelling images.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 3
A big cat, a big jump, a big mess, a big tragedy, a big show, a big surprise, a big crime, and more compelling images.
Sept. 19 - 26
A hair-raising ride, tragedy in Kenya, an English idyll, a panda presentation, a Jewish celebration and more compelling images.
Sept. 12 - 19
A colorful personality, floods' wrath, fun at the ballgame, sins in the Mideast and many more gripping images.
Sept. 5 - 12
A tennis lucky-13, a not-so-lucky ship, a solemn memorial, a doggy assemblage, a bird assembly and more images.
Aug. 29 - Sept. 5
A bird in hand, an officer takes a stand, a thrill in the outfield & more of the week’s best pictures.
Aug. 22 - 29
An ancient dare, a dream, a demand, a tragic train, a cute critter, a Mediterranean splash, and more gripping images.
Aug. 15 - 22
Color of the blues, blaze on a bridge, blast in Beirut, bloody chaos in Cairo, bugs in bloom and more images.
Aug. 8 - 15
A police vehicle plunges off a bridge in Egypt during protests, Serena Williams secures another tennis trophy, a wildfire scorches Utah earth, and more.
Aug. 1 - 8
Firefighters battle a destructive California blaze, the end of Ramadan brings toys to an Indonesian beach, east Africa's biggest airport is shut down, and more.
July 25 - Aug. 1
Pope Francis draws a crowd, Thailand's beaches turn black with oil, hundreds of hot air balloons fly in the sky in France, and more.
July 18 - 25
A man takes his best friend flying, a royal baby is born, ponies go swimming, and more.
July 11 - 18
A colorful fight, a watery respite, a house alight, a Times Square sight, the English light, a whale's might, and more.
July 3 - 11
A rodeo moment, a swirling lake, a tragedy in San Francisco, strife in Egypt, glory in England, and more.
June 27 - July 3
A coup erupts in Cairo, a tiger enjoys frozen treats, superman flies high and more.
June 20 - 27
A sunny trip, a flooded province, a deadly crash, a filibuster, flour power, riots in Rio and more.
June 13 - 20
Wildfires scorch Colorado, protests spread through Brazil, a cool reception at the G-8, a very grumpy cat and more.
June 6 - 13
Turkey protesters clash with police in Taksim Square, lightning illuminates the Chicago skyline, a mother and daughter are separated by a border fence, and more.
May 30 - June 6
A country fund-raiser, a fight for a park, a deadly blaze, first flight, education interrupted and more.
May 23 - 30
A hail of hats, somber memories, a stunning sunset, polar bear antics, a majestic cricket scene and more.
May 16 - 23
Children take refuge after a destructive tornado, Beckham retires from the game, 25,000 guest show up at a wedding, Puffins make it home, and more.
May 9 - 16
A miracle survivor is pulled from Bangladesh's rubble, an explosion rocks Turkey's border, the pope releases a dove, a large rubber duck floats off Hong Kong, and more.
May 2 - 9
A volcano's fury, Kentucky Derby memories, a lonely car, a natural monarch, and more.
April 25 - May 2
Horror in Bangladesh, moonlight over Manhattan, a gathering of presidents, a giant rubber duckie and more.
April 18 - 25
Aftershocks rock China, terror gives way to relief in Boston, the Midwest gets submerged, a bee zeroes in on a sunflower and more.
April 11 - 18
A champion roars, bombs devastate in Boston, a jet hits the water, a roaming pig is apprehended and more.
April 4 - 11
A protester flashes Putin, a horse race goes awry, a hoopster looks up, another looks down and more.
March 28 - April 4
A rescuer tumbles down the rapids, an Argentine paddleboards down the street, a leopard gets in a difficult spot and a businessman naps in the park.
March 22 - 28
A bride and groom go underground, a butterfly makes its debut, a farmer goes sheep diving and more.
March 14 - 21
Flames engulf a protester, legislators debate with their fists, a batter makes solid contact with his own face, and more.
March 7 - 14
The World Trade Center breaks through the clouds, a house teeters off its foundation, a new pope is elected and celebrated, and more images from around the world.
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