Following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, scores of mourners took to the streets of Caracas to mourn his death.
The socialist leader, a demagogic populist who consolidated power and was in his fourth term as president, died March 5 at the age of 58 after a secrecy-shrouded battle with cancer.
Roughly 1,000 flights at Chicago airports have been cancelled in the storm's wake, which will move across the country, threatening significant accumulations around Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Five years after more than 1,000 people were killed in election-related violence, Kenyans went to the polls to begin casting votes in a nationwide election seen as the country's most important and complicated in its 50-year history
A recent change in the rules means young women soon will be eligible to go into harm's way with the U.S. military's most elite fighting force.
Three weeks after succeeding Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State, the long-time Senator and 2004 Presidential candidate left on a ten-day inaugural trip to Europe and The Middle East.
Far beneath Manhattan, and out of sight it's 8 million residents, the largest transportation project in the country is churning away day and night hollowing out granite to create six miles of new tunnels.
Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, drew an estimated crowd of tens of thousands of people
Street protests broke out in West Bank in support of Palestinians held in Israeli jails. The unexpected death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat further fueled the demonstrations
A storm last week blanketed the Midwest with many inches of snow, and a second system swooped in Tuesday, dropping up to a foot more of heavy snow. The storm toppled power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 Midwesterners.
Over 200 vendors gathered at the New York Reptile Expo to introduce and sell their slithering friends to hundreds of attendees.
The Hubble Telescope has been active for nearly a quarter of a century. Here are some of the telescope's 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.
The tunnels under the border between the two nations were flooded by Egyptian forces last week amid fears that smuggled arms are destabilizing the Sinai Peninsula.
As the biannual event comes to a close in England's capital city, we round up some of the best moments on the stages and behind the scenes.
This season, TIME commissioned photography duo Therese + Joel to document the madness and mania from front row to backstage and everywhere in between. Here, the highlights from the whirlwind week.
The 37-year-old country singer, Mindy McCready, has died in a suspected suicide, police have said.
In scenes that could have been from a Hollywood movie, a flaming meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia Friday, injuring some 1,000 people, according to Associated Press reports.
The 26-year-old South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has had an eventful life, which has now been rocked by the charge that he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
On Valentine's day, White Castle restaurants all over America, turn into a haven for lovebirds. In New York alone, more than 500 couples opted to make White Castle their Valentine's Day destination.
This week, the most carefully coiffed dogs in the world gathered at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show to compete for the top prize. TIME takes you behind-the-scenes.
The revelers and costumes were out in full force during Rio de Janeiro's annual carnaval.
A pervasive fear hangs over the Los Angeles area as Christopher Dorner, the renegade fugitive accused of killing three people, remains on the run.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.
Photographers from more than 170 countries contributed to the 6th annual Sony World Photography Awards, whose winner is announced Feb. 5. Here are some of the shortlisted finalists.
The protests are spurred by disillusionment with the pace of democratic reforms, the toll of a grinding economic crisis and opposition to President Mohamed Morsi
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII, the team's second.
Beyonce's Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVII
There's a permanence to space that far exceeds the fleeting lives of the people who come to explore it. This never seems truer than when we remember the people who have perished in the effort. Feb. 1 is NASA's official day of remembrance.
Flamboyant New York City Mayor Ed Koch, the brash politician who oversaw the city's financial recovery during three city hall terms, has died at age 88.
Great public buildings don't dwarf people; they enlarge them. And for 100 years-it opened on Feb. 2, 1913-one of the greatest has been Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
The weather system spans from Michigan to Louisiana across a broad expanse of the eastern half of the U.S., bringing winds strong enough to overturn 18-wheelers and reducing buildings to rubble.
When the action wanes, stars have always taken to the stage for the year's largest television audience
Hailing from France, Marine Deleeuw was 18 when she first strutted down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week last September. As the Big Apple prepares for the next round of shows in February, we look at the fast-paced life of a top fashion model.
A fire erupted at a nightclub in southern Brazil early Jan. 27. Nearly 250 people were killed and another 200 were injured in the deadliest fire of its kind in a decade.
A selection of the best photography from TIME's coverage of the revolution that started on Jan. 25, 2011, and its turbulent aftermath
Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family brought to you by the photo editors of TIME
While Pentagon regulations have long barred women from close-in combat, like infantry and armor units, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is announcing the beginning of the end of those rules
The city's largest fire in seven years took nearly 200 firefighters about two hours to extinguish as the blaze ripped through an abandoned warehouse on the city's South Side.
Washington, D.C. was euphoric on Monday, as tens of thousands turned out to celebrate the re-election of Barack Obama.
The International Space Station (ISS) may be the greatest machine you never gave a thought to. It's 354 ft. (108 m) long, 240 ft (73 m) wide and with its vast array of solar panels would almost perfectly cover the rectangle of a football field.
Tough Mudder was launched in 2010 and has seen rapid growth in people willing to put themselves through a grueling challenge of 10-12 mile long courses with many obstacles along the way.
For millennia, Hindu devotees have flocked to the holy banks of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers to participate in a ritual cleansing known as the Kumbh Mela
A Russian diver and zoologist produces astounding photography of undersea creatures.
The heat wave across Australia has spiked to unfathomable levels as the ominously-labeled "dome of heat" blankets the continent, sparking wildfires that have caused more than $60 million in damage and claimed more than 120 homes.
TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures from the front lines from around the world, and the home front.
From mapping the moon's gravity to intense views of the Northern Lights, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from February 2013
Polio still stalks Pakistan, one of three countries where the devastating disease is still endemic. Diego Ibarra Sánchez documented Pakistan's struggle to get a handle on the disease.
There's always something interesting about history it's often just a matter of knowing where to find it. Shorpy.com highlights the noteworthy negatives of the Library of Congress in high-definition