Connecticut School Shooting: Multiple Deaths Reported

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Several reported dead and injured after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Military Photos: A Month Inside the Armed Forces

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures from the front lines from around the world, and the home front.

Window on Infinity: Pictures from Space

Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2012

From the retirement of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the rings of Saturn, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from September 2012.

Hong Kong's Worst Ferry Disaster in 40 Years

Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2012

In Hong Kong on Oct. 1, two vessels carrying passengers and holiday makers on China's National Day collided.

Spain's Anti-Austerity Movement Rocks Madrid

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012

Protesters marched on the Spanish parliament in opposition to new austerity measures, but were confronted with violence from riot police.

Nepal: Plane Crashes Near Kathmandu, Killing 19 Passengers

Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2012

A passenger plane bound for Nepal's mountainous Everest region crashed after take-off from Kathmandu airport. At least 19 passengers are reported dead, including seven Britons.

Munich's Oktoberfest — Inside the World's Biggest Beer Festival

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012

Millions of beer drinkers descend on the Bavarian capital for the 179th Octoberfest, which runs from Sept. 22 until Oct. 7, 2012.

Anti-Austerity Protesters Clash with Riot Police in Central Athens

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012

As many as 50,000 demonstrators took the the streets of Athens in an union-organized strike against austerity measures on Sept. 26, 2012. This is the first large-scale march since Greece's coalition government was formed in June.

Political Pictures of the Week, Sept. 14-20

Friday, Sep. 21, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.

Aung San Suu Kyi Tours the U.S.

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate, Burmese democracy activist and current parliamentarian, embarked on a long-awaited tour of the U.S.

Nationwide Strike Hits India's Teeming Cities

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

India is in tumult after the government passed reforms that cut certain subsidies and loosened up controls on foreign investment entering the country, paving the way for big multi-brand retail chains like Walmart entering the market.

Snapshots of the Heavens: Amazing Astronomy Photos

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

The Royal Observatory culled through over 800 entries from astronomers and astro-photographers to release the year's best astronomy images.

Portraits of Burmese Dissidents and Activists

Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012

Photographer James Mackay spent three years photographing Burmese political dissidents and democracy activists for his series "Even Though I'm Free I Am Not."

Protests Rage in Middle East, Sparked by Mysterious Anti-Islamic Film

Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012

A mysterious video produced by a group of largely unknown Islamophobes in the U.S. roiled a parallel set of Salafists (orthodox Muslims) in the Middle East and sparked attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later: Protesters Return to the Movement's Roots

Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012

One year after the movement took hold in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators took to the streets Monday to prove their message still lives on.

Political Pictures of the Week, Sept. 7-14

Friday, Sep. 14, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.

New Yorkers Reflect on 9/11

Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2012

New Yorkers gather to grieve and reflect at the 9/11 memorial, built on the site where the Twin Towers once stood, offering calm among the chaos.

Chicago Teacher's Go on Strike For First Time in 25 Years

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012

After contract negotiations soured, Chicago public school teachers took to the picket lines, leaving 400,000 students out of classes just a week after the new school year began.

Protesters Storm the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012

Egyptian protesters stormed the walls of the American embassy in Cairo, tore down the U.S. flag after hearing reports of a film made in the U.S. that ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad.

Palestinians Take to the West Bank's Streets in Protest

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012

Palestinian demonstrators protest high prices and unpaid salaries in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.

Deadly Quake Rattles Southwest China

Monday, Sep. 10, 2012

Two earthquakes hit the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwestern China on Sept. 7, killing at least 89 people, injuring some 820 others and displacing over 200,000.

Game, Set, Match: U.S. Open Tennis

Saturday, Sep. 08, 2012

The tennis fortnight illuminates New York City.

The Iconography of Obama

Thursday, Sep. 06, 2012

Long before the President arrived in Charlotte, his image was everywhere at the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures from the start of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Obama's Travels: Photos of Air Force One on the Campaign Circuit

Thursday, Sep. 06, 2012

President Obama's Boeing 747 isn't just transport. It's a mobile command center outfitted to handle everything from a nuclear war to a re-election campaign. TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures of Air Force One.

Highlights from the Paralympics

Thursday, Sep. 06, 2012

A look at some of the most arresting and inspiring images from the London 2012 Paralympics

Window on Infinity: Pictures From Space

Monday, Sep. 03, 2012

Stunning images of the sun, Earth and far-away locales in our roundup of cosmic views from August 2012.

Photos from the Mars Curiosity Rover

Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012

One month after being dropped onto the surface of the red planet, the Mars Curiosity Rover begins its journey toward Mount Sharp while documenting the Martian landscape.

Hurricane Isaac Takes Aim on New Orleans

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Isaac has claimed at least two dozen lives in Haiti alone, and made landfall in New Orleans as a category 1 hurricane. Its arrival falls on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Republican National Convention

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures from the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

The 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

From fireworks and flying performers to a welcome from professor Stephen Hawking, the London Paralympic Games started off with a bang exploring the theme of Enlightenment. Here, TIME presents the best moments from the opening ceremonies

The Art of Political Stage Craft

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

TIME examines an array of stages at conventions from 1868 to present, where evolutions in technology, fashion and architecture have all played a role in how a candidate is portrayed.

Beads, Bling and Boots: Crazy Accessories at the RNC

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

TIME's photo editors look at the most notable fashion trends of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Political Pictures of the Week, Aug. 18-24

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.

The Most Destructive U.S. Hurricanes of All Time

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Hurricanes have been menacing the U.S. as long as anyone can remember, but the monetary damages the storms have caused has increased in recent years, as this TIME photo collection shows

Worldwide Outrage at Pussy Riot Verdict

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

After members of the Russian punk bank were sentenced to prison, demonstrations sprang up from Europe to New York City demanding their freedom--and their right of self-expression.

Political Pictures of the Week, Aug. 11-17

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.

In South Africa, Police Fire on Striking Mineworkers

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

The horrific images and the carnage reminded many of the events that took place during South Africa's apartheid era.

Paul Ryan's Life and Career in Photos

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

From Wisconsin to Washington, TIME looks back at the newly minted Republican vice presidential candidate's years of public service.

Olympic Photos: The Joy of Victory

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

The newly awarded Olympic gold medalists find a moment of calm to process their achievement.

Olympic Highlights in Photographs

Monday, Aug. 06, 2012

The best action and reactions from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Photos: More Than 300 Dead in Iran Earthquakes

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Two earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Aug. 11, killing an estimated 306, according to local media reports. Villagers and soldiers banded together to search for survivors, reportedly saving some 200 from the rubble.

The London Olympics Come to a Show-Stopping Close

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

In a spectacle featuring pop stars, fireworks and athletes from around the world, the London Games come to a close, handing off to Rio de Janeiro for 2016.

Political Pictures of the Week, Aug. 4-10

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

TIME’s photo editors bring you the best pictures of the past week from the Beltway and beyond.

The Muslim World Observes Ramadan

Thursday, Aug. 02, 2012

The Olympic Games in Motion

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

For Olympic athletes, success is all about having the right moves. Blink and you'll miss these high-speed moments from the London games

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Krishna's Birth

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Worshippers in India and Nepal commemorated the birth of deity Lord Krishna during the Janmashtami festival.

The Strange but Beautiful Art of Synchronized Swimming

Thursday, Aug. 09, 2012

From eerie fairytale inspired routines to over the top outfits and makeup, TIME presents the best pictures of the glamorous yet misunderstood sport of synchronized swimming at the 2012 London Olympics.

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

The life and career of the chairman of the House Budget Committee and Mitt Romney's running mate for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.

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