April 19, 2014 at 05:42AM

Week of observances

Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year

April 16, 2014 at 10:29AM

Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line

April 12, 2014 at 07:42AM

Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and

April 10, 2014 at 06:42AM

Survival in the Amazon

Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen

April 08, 2014 at 01:57AM

The Rwandan Genocide: 20 years later

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where at least 800,000 people – mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus – died at the hands of Hutu extremists. As survivors of the genocide

April 04, 2014 at 06:26AM

Earthquake off the coast of Chile

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Chile coast late April 1 that caused a small tsunami. Six people died and over 900,00 residents were evacuated along the coast. Strong aftershocks shook the region

April 03, 2014 at 10:42PM

Daily Life: March 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Indonesia, England, China, Peru, France, India, Japan and other countries around the world. — Lloyd Young –Lloyd Young (37 photos total)

Butterflies sit

April 01, 2014 at 03:28AM

The upcoming 2014 Afghan election

Afghans will head to the polls on Saturday April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress

March 29, 2014 at 02:58AM

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand

March 27, 2014 at 07:37AM

Syrian conflict into its 4th year

This month, the fighting and unrest continue into a fourth year in Syria. Syrian rebels fought today with government troops near the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad. The conflict has reportedly killed more