Political Pictures of the Week, April 28-May 4

Monday, May. 07, 2012

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

I'll Have Another Wins the Derby: Scenes from Churchill Downs

Friday, May. 04, 2012

The famous Churchill Downs racetrack hosts one of the world's biggest horse races

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Her Parliamentary Debut

Wednesday, May. 02, 2012

The democracy icon and her colleagues from the opposition National League for Democracy, or NLD, on Wednesday ended their boycott over a controversial clause in the country's oath of office and took their seats in parliament

May Day Protests Around the Globe

Tuesday, May. 01, 2012

Thousands around the world are marching through city streets in observance of May Day, the international workers' holiday, shouting demands for greater equality and an end to government-imposed austerity measures.

Indian Ferry Capsizes, Scores Still Missing

Tuesday, May. 01, 2012

More than 100 people died in northeastern India after a crammed passenger barge sank in a storm, marking yet another grim ferry disaster in Asia

Political Pictures of the Week, April 21-27

Monday, Apr. 30, 2012

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

Battleland Diary, April 21-27

Monday, Apr. 30, 2012

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

A History of the Historian: Newt Gingrich's Life in Pictures

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012

TIME retraces the former Speaker's steps from apple-cheeked lad to GOP presidential candidate.

Political Pictures of the Week

Monday, Apr. 23, 2012

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

Deep-Space Photos: Hubble's Greatest Hits

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011

The Hubble Space Telescope is completing its 22nd year in space. In honor of that birthday, here are 22 of its most striking images—a tiny fraction of the things it's seen and the images it's sent home in its long and productive life

Amazing Photos from the Space Shuttle Discovery

Monday, Apr. 16, 2012

After 39 missions totaling 365 days and 22 hours spent in space, Discovery touched down for the final time in March 2011 and will spend its retirement on display at a Smithsonian Institute annex

Battleland Diary, April 7-15

Monday, Apr. 16, 2012

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

Oval Office Secrets from Truman to Obama

Friday, Apr. 13, 2012

The inside story of what happens when members of this most exclusive fraternity talk.

North Korea Missile Launch Fails

Friday, Apr. 13, 2012

The hermit kingdom's rocket disintegrates shortly after takeoff

Rick Santorum: His Life and Career in Photos

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012

Rick Santorum announced the suspension of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination April 10, 2012.

The 2012 Masters Golf Tournament

Saturday, Apr. 07, 2012

A photographic look at one of the year's most anticipated golf tournaments

A History of the 'Veepstakes'

Tuesday, Apr. 03, 2012

A gallery of winners (and losers) from the vice presidential vetting process through the years

A Brief History of New York City Taxi Cabs

Tuesday, Apr. 03, 2012

As NYC unveils the taxicab of the future Time looks back at the history of the yellow cab.

Tibetans Protest Hu Jintao in India

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012

The exile community takes to the streets in New Delhi

An Astonishing Face Transplant

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has funded work for a face transplant for a 37-year old Virginia man at the University of Maryland

Tragic Swiss Bus Crash Kills Dozens

Monday, Mar. 12, 2012

A bus full of Belgian and other European tourists, many of them children, crashes in the Swiss Alps and leaves 28 dead and dozens more injured

Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth

Monday, Mar. 12, 2012

On the path of the 1,049-mile Trail Sled Dog Race

Amazing Photos of the Sun

Wednesday, Feb. 09, 2011

A solar storm comprised of charged particles from a recent solar flare that occurred on March 6, 2012 will hit the Earth

Deadly Storms Continue in Midwest and South

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

A new series of tornadoes hits multiple states.

Cirque School in Hollywood

Friday, Mar. 02, 2012

Bending and twisting is all in a day's training at the Cirque School in Hollywood

Mideast Winter Weather

Friday, Mar. 02, 2012

Snow falls on the conflict-ravaged Levant

A Half-Century of the Daytona 500

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

A look back at racing history on NASCAR's legendary circuit

The Christian World Celebrates Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Christians observe the first day of Lent

A History of Google Doodles

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Born of a whim, Google's mutating logo is its most creative asset

Fat Tuesday Photos: Inside the Mardi Gras Mayhem

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras, ending at midnight tonight, with parades, marching groups and costumes. An insider's view of the festivities

Brazil Celebrates Carnival

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Samba school dancers take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro

The Solemn Scene Outside Whitney Houston's Funeral

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Fans gather in Newark, N.J., to pay tribute to the late pop singer as she is laid to rest

Gary Carter: A Baseball Career in Photos

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

The Hall of Fame catcher's 21-year career included numerous awards and legendary moments

Happy Anniversary John Glenn! A Hero's Life in Images

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

The former Senator, presidential candidate and astronaut donned the hero mantle on Feb. 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit Earth. He has worn it lightly and well ever since. Here's a glimpse at his first nine decades

Historic Images of African-American Life During the Depression

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Photographs from the Farm Security Administration which collected and kept a record of American life between 1935-1944

Deadly Cold Grips Europe

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

More than 200 people have died as a result of freezing temperatures across the continent

Whitney Houston: A Life in Photos

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

The pop superstar died Feb. 11, 2012, at the age of 48

Explosion by New Delhi's Israeli Embassy

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

A suspected terrorist strike takes place in India's capital

Protests in Athens

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Demonstrators clash with police over new austerity measures

Political Buttons from the Button Museum

Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2012

A Chicago museum portrays the history of American politics through the prism of a simple accessory

African-American Soldiers in the Civil War

Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2012

The American Civil War was one of the first conflicts captured by photographers. In celebration of Black History Month, TIME looks at images of African-American soldiers and their families who played myriad roles in the country's bloodiest conflict

Diamond Jubilee: The Stamp of Queen Elizabeth's Influence

Friday, Feb. 03, 2012

To mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, TIME looks back at the memorable moments and significant events that have taken place during her long, admired rule

Protesters March on Moscow

Saturday, Feb. 04, 2012

Demonstrators braved frigid temperatures to protest Vladimir Putin's efforts to return for a third term as President

Snow Blankets Colorado

Saturday, Feb. 04, 2012

Over 6 ft. (1.8 m) of snow carpeted the Rocky Mountains and canceled at least 600 flights in Denver

Drought Strikes Mexico

Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2012

Millions are affected by the country's worst dry spell in seven decades

Super Bowl Legends from the Vault of Sports Illustrated

Thursday, Feb. 03, 2011

A photo highlight reel from the sportsweekly's 46 years of coverage

Copying the Mona Lisa

Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012

From high art to full-blown kitsch, imitations of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece

Burmese Pythons Invade Florida

Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2012

As many as 150,000 nonnative snakes are believed to be crawling through the Everglades, resulting in a ban on importation and interstate transportation of the species.

Protesters and Police Clash at Occupy Oakland

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Oakland police used tear gas and "flash" grenades on rowdy protesters, arresting more than 300

Super Bowl Entertainment

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

When the action wanes, stars take to the stage for the year's largest television audience

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