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More dramatic photos of running battles between students and police at Wits University

South African police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during running battles with hundreds of student protesters demanding free education at the …

Trans-Siberian Railway: Photos documenting journey from Lake Baikal to Moscow

The Trans-Siberian Railway runs 5,771mi from Moscow in the west to Vladivostok on Russia's eastern coast, travelling through some of the most …

Lake Baikal: The world's oldest and deepest freshwater lake, in pictures

Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest freshwater lake, containing 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve.<p>Curving for nearly 400 …

Behind the scenes of China's latest craze: Wedding photographs in London

The latest craze for Chinese couples is a trip to London to have their pre-wedding photographs taken alongside the capital's instantly recognisable …

Inside North Korea: Fascinating photos capture daily life in Pyongyang

AFP photojournalist Ed Jones has been visiting North Korea since 2012. Until very recently, the purpose of these trips had been to cover mass …

Is Duterte's war on drugs really a war on the poor? [Graphic images]

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's promises to cleanse the streets of drug pushers and rescue the next generation of Filipinos from the scourge …

Photos of the battle to drive Islamic State out of the city of Mosul

Convoys of armoured vehicles are advancing towards Mosul after Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes launched an operation to drive …

Haunting photographs of abandoned icons of the American dream

A pink 1950s Edsel collects rust and dust in the backyard of an abandoned home, a dilapidated service station sits along a barren stretch of highway, …

Scenes of intense mourning after the death of Thailand's beloved king

The death of King Bhumibol of Thailand has plunged the country of 67 million people into an intense state of mourning. He was so revered that many …