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World News Images: Photos from Around the Globe

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See the world's news through the lens of a camera, as photos take you to the places and events that are making the headlines.
  1. Disasters: Mother Nature Strikes Around the Globe
  2. War: Conflicts Captured on Film
  3. Human Rights: Worldwide Abuses and Activism
  4. Elections and Power: The World's Rulers
  5. Arts, Sports & Entertainment

Disasters: Mother Nature Strikes Around the Globe

Some of the most stunning photojournalism is captured after nature unleashes what no man could. On-the-scene photographers capture dramatic images just moments after disaster strikes, and follow stunned residents through the often arduous process of recovery.

War: Conflicts Captured on Film

Since the invention of the medium, combat photography has been one of the most celebrated -- and most dangerous -- areas of photojournalism. Follow news photographers and citizen journalists alike into the war zones of the world.

Human Rights: Worldwide Abuses and Activism

There are images that stand out from the day-to-day cache of wire photos: Images that show both gross violations of human rights, and those that show everyday men and women willing to put all on the line to stand up for basic freedom and democracy. Like the lone man who blocked the tank in 1989 Tiananmen Square, these images motivate and inspire years beyond their capture.

Elections and Power: The World's Rulers

Leaders rise and fall, and the lens is trained on their journeys every step of the way -- from the mighty G-8 to perpetual power struggles in the third world.

Arts, Sports & Entertainment

The world is a colorful place, and these are the images of the lighter side of world news.

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