Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto's image of a roadrunner bird, staring up at the enormous US-Mexico border wall, was just named the grand prize winner in the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. His captivating photograph highlights the threat to the delicate biodiversity and critical animal migratory patterns that the wall poses in the US-Mexico border region.
The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas featured the same waves of predawn Israeli airstrikes, the same continuous rocket fire out of the impoverished Gaza Strip, and the same lopsided casualty toll, with Palestinians making up the vast majority of the more than 250 killed. And like past wars between Israel and Hamas, it took a heavy toll on children.
It's thanks to the Parkes Observatory in Australia that people around the world got to see the moon landing on television screens in 1969.
Many Venezuelans suffering from malnutrition as the once-prosperous, oil-rich OPEC nation has seen its economy halve in size over the last five years under President Nicolás Maduro. Venezuelans' diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports and salaries fail to keep apace with inflation that is now above 2 million percent annually.
Several migrants traveling north to the US making the trek this year faced arduous conditions, braving fierce heat by day and searching for a safe place to sleep at night. Many regard their faith as their compass.
Chile is hardening its stance toward immigration, and has refused to sign a United Nations migration pact aimed at improving migrant integration and protection.
The gubernatorial election in Georgia got attention from across the world, but the hard campaign didn’t end Tuesday night. Now residents are working to figure out next steps.
Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis. Take a look back at 2017 with these remarkable photos.
Photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa put together a virtual reality exhibition from the front lines of international conflicts for a museum at MIT.
When ISIS invaded northern Iraq, they captured many Yazidi women, forced them to convert to Islam and traded them as sex slaves. The Yazidi community granted photographer Marcio Pimenta rare access to capture moving images of the reintegration process for freed women rejoining the group.
Jacob Beser helped bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His grandson, Ari Beser, photographs survivors.