The 2700 Tiwi people live on Bathurst and Melville Islands, off northern Australia. In Portrait of a People, Heide Smith combines images of the past and a troubled present that tell a painful story
Photographs by Heide Smith (heidesmith.com)
The Obamas select a Portuguese water dog to join them in the White House, continuing a long tradition of Presidential first dogs
Photographer Matt Eich visits Twinsburg, Ohio as it plays host to its annual gathering of identicals, fraternals, triplets and their families
Since the world's nations started to come together in 1896 to compete, politics have rarely stayed out of the Olympic arena
Almost half the world's primate species face extinction according to a new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Primate Specialist Group. Here's a look at some of the most threatened.
Your Highness is the latest pot movie to hit theaters. Here are some of the other classics of the genre.
The Nobel Prize-winning author who exposed the horrors of the Soviet gulags and who became the conscience of the Russian nation has died in Moscow at age 89.
Photographer Marco Di Lauro documents the daily life of British soldiers deployed in the battle against the Taliban
For the Eames armchair traveler, here's a guide to renting Modernist homes in Palm Springs, California and beyond.
Four decades after the Summer of Love, the work of the artists who defined the look of an era is reborn
On July 30, 1908, the Thomas Flyer crossed the finish line of a car race that had traversed three continents in 169 days. One hundred years later, a group of racing executives is planning to recreate the "The Great Race"
As Iran launches a small menagerie into orbit atop its first spacegoing rocket, TIME pays tribute to the unsung, furry pioneers who journeyed into space, paving the way for humankind.
After more than 25 years of preparation, the huge particle accelerator outside Geneva went on line in 2008, as scientists attempted to re-create the conditions produced by the Big Bang.
Ancient skeletons in a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection reveal how Londoners once lived.
Photographs courtesy of the Museum of London/Wellcome Images
TIME photographer Callie Shell catches up with the candidate during his stop in the German capital
Money can't buy you happiness,
but it can buy you a lot of fun toys
Cities in the U.S. and abroad try to grow more food locally
Philippe Petit gained fame for his illegal walk between the former Twin Towers on August 7, 1974
A centuries-old temple has become the stage of a very modern military standoff this week as Thailand and Cambodia wrangle over who owns a piece of land on the nations' borders
Real Moments - Bob Dylan by Barry Feinstein, a book of photographs takes us behind the scenes during Dylan's first electric tour of Europe
Fathers across the country are promising to protect their daughters' virtue until marriage
Photographs by Marvi Lacar / Reportage / Getty for TIME
The Pakistani metropolis wants to be the next Dubai, but can the city achieve lofty ambitions? Photographs for TIME by Adam Ferguson
Times are changing at the world's most popular museum, which is richer, bolder and edgier than ever before.
Photographs for TIME by Ulrich Lebeuf / MYOP
Heath Ledger's Joker is the latest in a long line of the Dark Knight's foes.
The habitats of thousands of species are threatened with extinction
French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited European and North African leaders to Paris to inaugurate a Union for the Mediterranean. The perfect setpiece: the traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysées, honoring the French Revolution.
People around the world line-up to buy Apple's latest gadget
Tea tourism attracts travelers to the Cameron Highlands Resort, where classic tea service is provided right on the plantation grounds
Photographs for TIME by Peter Hunt
With more soldiers dying in Afghanistan than Iraq, a look at the struggle to secure one vital province shows why the fight against the Taliban is deadlier than ever
Photographs for TIME by Zalmai
A Texan tycoon bankrolls a sped-up version of the classic sport, hoping that it can find an audience in the United States
UNESCO names eight new wonders to its World Heritage List
Photographer Rian Dundon explores life on the fringes of the People's Republic
The celebrated author and humorist was feted in photographs his entire career
Armed militant groups push into Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province and its principal city, Peshawar, threatening the stability of a key transit point in the American effort to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan
Plenty of photographers can get shots of the likes of Roger Federer winning tennis matches. TIME decides to take a different look at what's been going on at the Grand Slam.
Photos by Getty
Meteors striking the surface of the earth leave behind an otherworldly mark. The most notorious of them an enigmatic explosion that took place above Siberia on June 30, 1908 is the inspiration for a gallery of striking photographs.
Held on Worthy Farm near Glastonbury, England, the festival turns more than 320 hectares of rolling countryside into a tented city the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world.
TIME wraps up one of the greatest European Championships ever with a look back at some magical moments from the quarter-finals onwards
Life at NORAD's Colorado Bunker Hideaway
Photographs for TIME by Matt Slaby
In the era of high speed internet, an American institution proves its durability
A British unit plays cat and mouse with the Taliban in a strategically vital province of Afghanistan
Photographs for TIME by Zalmaï
You think Wall-E is cute? Check out this gallery of adorable and real automatons
President Robert Mugabe has bullied the opposition into submission with violence and terror
Don't call them dweebs. In South Korea, computer-game players are serious athletes driving a sport that is reaching big-money sponsors and millions of spectators worldwide
Photographs for Time by Kemal Jufri / Imaji
Part gymnastics, part tai chi, parkour brings thrills and discipline to
Photographs for TIME by Philippe Dudouit
Thanks to the international success of players like Yao Ming, street basketball has taken off in urban China
Photographs for TIME by Daniele Dainelli / Contrasto
The world's top tennis players cut a dash at Wimbledon in tuxes, trenches and tutus.
For some, boxing has become a hard-won ticket out of a life of crime in Thailand
Photographs for Time by Philip Blenkinsop / Noor
1937 - 2008
One of the annual highlights of the British racing calendar, Royal Ascot is always as much about the fashions as the actual horses taking part