From champion choppers and limber logrollers to a pole climbing world record, these lumberjacks (and jills) were a cut above the competition.
The Russian President shows off some flashy moves
Police open fired on protesters supporting ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on July 27, 2013, leaving dozens dead.
Pope Francis, once the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, marked a triumphant return to his home continent with a tour of Latin America's most populous country, Brazil.
Mangled remnants of train cars lay strewn about the tracks in the northwestern Spanish town of Santiago De Compostela after a tragic crash Thursday that killed 78 and injured more than 150.
For weeks, many across the world watched every move Kate Middleton a.k.a. the Duchess of Cambridge. As palace officials hoisted the news upon a ceremonial easel in London, the celebrations began.
After George Zimmerman's acquittal of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday, supporters of slain teenager Trayvon Martin gathered across the country to protest.
Officials ordered the evacuation of 6,000 people around the town of Idyllwild as firefighters battle to contain a blaze that has scorched more than 22,000 acres this week.
Americans across the northeast and midwest are trying to keep their cool after several consecutive 90-degree days.
The famed nine-day San Fermin fiestas kicked off July 6 in the northeastern Spanish town of Pamplona with age-old scenes of kerchief-clad revelers confronting (and retreating from) the fiesta's fighting bulls
In another sign of the reverberations of Syria's bloody civil war, an explosion rocked southern Beirut on the first day of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan, injuring at least 53 people.
Egypt's political crisis took a grim turn in the early hours of June 8 when protesters faced gunfire from army soldiers outside a barracks in Cairo
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered throughout Egypt on Sunday to call for the ouster of the country's first elected president, Mohammed Morsi, exactly one year after he took office.
Fire grows to 1,000 acres and forces hundreds of residents to evacuate from communities of Peeples Valley and Yarnell, around 100 miles northwest of Phoenix, on June 30, 2013.
In his first trip to Africa since reelection, President Obama visits Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania to promote democracy and the continent as a growing market for U.S. businesses.
In an historic time for gay rights, celebrities, politicians and athletes showed their support at Pride celebrations around the country.
Every month produces a flood of pictures from the cosmos, but some are much more equal than others. Here are July's 10 best.
In the past week, Lebanon experienced more of the reverberations of the deadly sectarian civil war next door in Syria
Early monsoon rains turned into flash floods and landslides in India, sending homes tumbling to the Ganges River and killing over 1,000 people so far.
After a tense six-game series, Chicago raises the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.
Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets across the country, protesting the corruption and social inequities that make up life in this booming, emerging Latin American giant.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks across gorge near Grand Canyon
The moon reached its closest point in its orbit this weekend during a full moon, giving rise to the "supermoon," appearing 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than a typical full moon.
A protest over parkland turned violent as police cracked down on demonstrators, sparking widespread outcries against the ruling party
As Iran heads to the polls to elect a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, they find themselves torn between making a choice for themselves and a statement to the West.