Window on Infinity: Pictures from Space

Tuesday, Sep. 03, 2013

From nebulas to the northern lights, our roundup of cosmic views from August 2013.

Syria's Slow-Motion Civil War

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring-inspired protests kicked off in the Syrian town of Dara'a. The uprising met a brutal response, one that few observers could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion.

Rim Fire Tears Through 225 Square Miles Around Yosemite Park

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

The fire raging over the steep, rough terrain in northern California tripled in size overnight and now consumes more than 84 square miles. Fire officials report that it's only 2 percent contained

Clashes Erupt in Egypt As Protesters March Against Earlier Bloodshed

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Fueled by this week's bloody crackdown, Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets on August 16, sparking more deadly clashes.

Car Bomb Blast in Beirut Kills at Least 14, Injures Dozens

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

A car bombing in a part of Beirut dominated by the Shia group Hizballah has led to at least 14 deaths and over 200 injured. The attack is seen as the latest echo of Syria's conflict in neighboring Lebanon.

Idaho Wildfires Encroach On Popular Resort Towns

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Families have been forced to flee as a massive wildfire has engulfed more than 100,000 acres and threatens thousands of homes

Chaos in Cairo: Wednesday's Carnage Leaves 638 Dead After Camp Raids

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Nearly 500 people are dead after government security forces cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood's sit-ins, sparking violent confrontations between rival groups

How Presidents Take Vacation

Friday, Aug. 09, 2013

From golfing to fishing, presidents are just like us

Star Wars: Images of the Perseid Meteor Shower

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Every summer about this time of year, the Earth passes through the orbital path of the Swift-Tuttle comet, creating one of the most reliable and spectacular star shows of the year: the Perseid meteor shower.

The Muslim World Commemorates Eid al-Fitr

Thursday, Aug. 08, 2013

From beaches in Indonesia to parks in London, Muslims around the world marked the ending of the holy month of Ramadan with the ritual breaking of the fast.

Silver Fire Rages in Mountains East of Los Angeles

Thursday, Aug. 08, 2013

Small communities still reeling from a devastating fire last month are again facing the threat of flames.

Crash Into Me: Scenes from the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby

Friday, Aug. 09, 2013

Derby devotees gathered at the New Jersey State Fair for the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby, which featured more than 100 cars and drivers from across the Northeast.

Massive Fire Rips Through Nairobi Airport

Wednesday, Aug. 07, 2013

The blaze at eastern Africa's largest airport left the arrivals hall reduced to charcoal at the height of tourism season

Hope and Tension Both Run High as Zimbabwe Heads to the Polls

Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013

The iron-fisted Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades. But as millions lined up to vote Wednesday, the authoritarian president has vowed to step down if he loses

Lumberjacks Square Off in World Championships

Monday, Jul. 29, 2013

From champion choppers and limber logrollers to a pole climbing world record, these lumberjacks (and jills) were a cut above the competition.

Vladimir Putin: Action Figure

Wednesday, Aug. 05, 2009

The Russian President shows off some flashy moves

Scores Killed in Latest Cairo Protests

Monday, Jul. 29, 2013

Police open fired on protesters supporting ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on July 27, 2013, leaving dozens dead.

The Pope Visits Brazil: Scenes from Pontiff's Latin American Tour

Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013

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.

Spanish Train Derails on Treacherous Curve, Killing At Least 80

Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013

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.

Britain's New Prince: World Watches Royal Baby's Birth

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013

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.

Trayvon Martin Supporters Rally After Zimmerman Verdict

Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013

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.

Mountain Fire Chars California Near Palm Springs

Friday, Jul. 19, 2013

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.

Beat the Heat: Seeking Refuge from Sweltering Temperatures

Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013

Americans across the northeast and midwest are trying to keep their cool after several consecutive 90-degree days.

At Pamplona's San Fermin Festival, the Bulls Run Once More

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013

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

Car Bomb Hits Beirut's Southern Suburbs on First Day of Ramadan

Tuesday, Jul. 09, 2013

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.

Cairo Massacre: Dozens of Pro-Morsi Supporters Killed in Clashes with Egypt's Military

Tuesday, Jul. 09, 2013

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

Egyptians Protest the Rule of Morsi

Monday, Jul. 01, 2013

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.

Nineteen Firefighters Perish as Blaze Sweeps Central Arizona

Monday, Jul. 01, 2013

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.

Obama's Long-Awaited Trip to Africa

Monday, Jul. 01, 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.

The Stars Come Out For Pride Month

Monday, Jul. 01, 2013

In an historic time for gay rights, celebrities, politicians and athletes showed their support at Pride celebrations around the country.

Ten Best Photos from the Month in Space

Monday, Jul. 01, 2013

Every month produces a flood of pictures from the cosmos, but some are much more equal than others. Here are July's 10 best.

Sunni Militants Fight Lebanese Army as Sectarian Tensions Flare

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013

In the past week, Lebanon experienced more of the reverberations of the deadly sectarian civil war next door in Syria

At Least 1,000 Dead as Monsoon Rains Cause Flash Floods and Landslides in India

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013

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.

Chicago Blackhawks Fans Celebrate Stanley Cup Victory

Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013

After a tense six-game series, Chicago raises the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.

Scenes from Brazil's Angry, Nationwide Protests

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013

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.

The Daring Tightrope Walk

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013

Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks across gorge near Grand Canyon

Supermoon Looms Large: The Year's Biggest Full Moon Rises

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013

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.

Protests Rile Istanbul As Police and Activists Clash

Friday, May. 31, 2013

A protest over parkland turned violent as police cracked down on demonstrators, sparking widespread outcries against the ruling party

Iranians Cast Vote in an Uneasy Election

Friday, Jun. 14, 2013

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.

The Space Sorority: Fifty Years of Women in Orbit

Friday, Jun. 14, 2013

In honor of the The 50th anniversary of the first woman in space, TIME takes a look at some of the most remarkable female astronauts to go into orbit.

Major Wildfires Scorch Colorado's Black Forest

Friday, Jun. 14, 2013

Firefighters battle the most destructive fire in Colorado's history, intensified by dry conditions, record heat and high winds. More than 360 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

Aerial Views of Severe Flooding in Central Europe

Wednesday, Jun. 05, 2013

Heavy rains and swollen rivers this week caused some of the worst floods to hit Germany and the Czech Republic in years

Esther Williams, 1921-2013: Hollywood's 'Million Dollar Mermaid'

Thursday, Jun. 06, 2013

TIME takes a fond look back at Williams' long, full life and career. (Note: Some of the photos in this gallery have never been published before.)

Scandal, Storms and Weiner: The Best Political Photos in May

Tuesday, Jun. 04, 2013

TIME's photo editors present the best political photos from the IRS scandal to Anthony Weiner's return.

Fire in Chinese Poultry Plant Kills At Least 119

Monday, Jun. 03, 2013

A massive, deadly fire in a poultry factory in the northeastern province of Jilin has killed at least 119 people and injured dozens more

'Powerhouse Fire' Scorches Angeles National Forest

Monday, Jun. 03, 2013

California officials ordered more than 1,000 homes to be evacuated Monday as firefighters battled to contain a blaze that has burned nearly 30,000 acres, according to KTLA.

Multiple Tornadoes Strike Oklahoma City Area

Saturday, Jun. 01, 2013

A series of twisters touched down in Oklahoma killing at least 16.

Houston Fire Kills Four Firefighters

Friday, May. 31, 2013

A five-alarm blaze that engulfed a restaurant and hotel in southwest Houston on Friday has claimed the lives of four firefighters and injured five others, according to the mayor's office.

India Scorched by Blistering Heatwave

Thursday, May. 23, 2013

A blistering heatwave has hit stretches of India, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Ahead of the seasonal monsoon rains, millions are now looking for ways to cool off.

20 Timeless Photos That Made Our Week

Friday, May. 24, 2013

TIME's photo editors offer a selection of iconic, sunny, jubilant pictures from across the decades.

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