From selfies with the Pope to a bear on a rope
Around the globe, people say goodbye to 2013 and ring in '14
The universe has been around for 13.8 billion years, and has been gorgeous for every one of them-as this year-end collection of images from 2013 helps prove.
Pictures from Christmas observances the world over
Winter storm Gemini brought freezing rain and wind, knocking out power for over 250,000 people
With his intimate photos from North Korea, the Associated Press photographer has managed to peel back the curtain of the Hermit Kingdom
Marking its 10th anniversary, the BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition attracts the works of microscopy lovers worldwide
Residents of one of the country's impoverished townships watched Madiba's funeral from home
The anti-apartheid leader was buried in his boyhood home of Qunu, South Africa
International concerns deepen as clashes between Muslims and Christians in the troubled country continue
The day after Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africans say goodbye to their beloved former president
Leaders from around the world joined thousands of South Africans in Johannesburg on Tuesday to remember the legendary anti-apartheid advocate who passed away at the age of 95
Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year's worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013′s highlights.
Protesters are calling on Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych to not jettison his nation's move towards integration with the European Union
Celebration and mourning for the anti-apartheid leader sprung up from Johannesburg to London to Washington
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Leaving at least 7 people dead
The exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is a messy affair thanks to all the stuff brought in to fight a 12-year war
Some say actor and comedian Andy Kaufman is still alive, but his is far from the superstar death
The sun underwent a rare "hybrid" solar eclipse Sunday. How people watched was as interesting as what they watched.
Manual drilling for 30 dollars a day
A comet closes in for a Holiday rendezvous with Earth, while new stars are born in the Elephant Trunk Nebula, and the coldest place in the universe shows its face. In other words, just another month in space.
As international oil companies bid for rights to explore a vast oil field off the Brazilian coast at an auction in a swanky Rio de Janeiro hotel, protesters massed outside and clashed with police
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TIME photographed 15 women who chose to have preventative double mastectomies, years before Angelina Jolie's New York Times Op-ed renewed the conversation about the genetic risk factors and surgical decisions.
The wildfires raging in New South Wales, Australia's most crowded state, have razed homes and led to at least one death.
In Karachi, Pakistan's coastal metropolis, countless residents deal with power cuts - and find creative ways to steal from and work around the country's deeply flawed electricity grid
For thousands of years in Peru-coca has been involved in daily life.
The only family remaining in the desolate village of Kfar Lata
To this day, the plant still leaks toxic, radioactive water and tens of thousands of "nuclear refugees" from nearby towns are still outcasts in their own land.
Many refugees from Aleppo and neighboring Idlib province have fled to the countryside. Some have taken shelter in an ancient Roman ruins near Kafer Rouma.
From an explosion on the sun to a successful docking of a commercial spacecraft with the International Space Station, to a frog sent accidentally flying by a NASA rocket launch, it was an exciting month in the space biz-unless you're the frog.
In a stunning new book, This is Mars, editor and designer Xavier Barral makes visual magic from images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A massive 7.7 temblor in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan has wiped out whole villages and claimed at least 325 lives, with the death toll expected to climb.
Famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue captures the spirit of early 20th-century athletics in a new anthology of black-and-white stills, out Oct. 31.
A group of masked gunmen opened fire at an upscale Nairobi mall Saturday, leading to a fierce firefight with police and injuring dozens.
A suicide attack by two bombers on a landmark church in Peshawar killed 75 and wounded many more, in one of the most violent attacks on Pakistani Christians in recent history.
The Monday morning rampage sent shockwaves through the city, grounding flights and locking down schools as the manhunt continues for those responsible.
Google's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters is as diverse-and sometimes bizarre-as the company's many innovative projects.
A selection of images from the new book 'Hollywood Dogs: Pictures from the John Kobal Foundation,' out Sept. 23.
Aerospace giant Boeing is planning to shut down a historic manufacturing facility in Long Beach, California, a vestige of a golden era in aviation when manufacturing jobs fueled the state's middle class.
Deadly clashes continue in the southern city of Zamboanga, as Philippine government forces and fighters from the separatist Moro National Liberation Front face off for the ninth day
Torrential rains have caused at least 4 deaths near Boulder as floodwaters destroy roads and spark mudslides.
After 35 years spent journeying through the solar system, Voyager 1 is now, officially, an interstellar spacecraft. Here are some of its more elegant photos.
On September 15, 1963, two and a half weeks after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, a dynamite bomb set by members of the Ku Klux Klan erupted at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
300,000 people make the ascent yearly, with hundreds of climbers going for the the 12,388-ft. peak at a time
Syria's embattled leader is using social media to broadcast his vision of the country to the world.