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Mission impossible: Abandoned Soviet space rocket in derelict hanger, in pictures

How the Photo 'Napalm Girl' Changed the Vietnam War

Photojournalist Nick Ut is retiring, in the same year that his famous picture 'Napalm Girl' turns 45, ending his 51-year career with the Associated Press.

'Napalm Girl' Photographer Nick Ut Retires After 51 Years in Photojournalism

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph known as "Napalm Girl," is expected to retire Wednesday after working for the Associated Press for 51 years.<p>Ut was just 15 years old when he jumped into the world of photojournalism at the height of the …

In pictures: Life on Clapham High Street

<b>Photographer Jim Grover decided to chart the daily lives of the inhabitants of Clapham High Street. Shooting in colour during daytime hours, and using black and white at night, he wanted to illustrate the differences in the mood of the street.</b><p>"There is the sedate world of a typical weekday …

Desert Wildlife in the United Arab Emirates: Pictures

Portraits of the Great War: Searching for descendants through art

<b>A retired British doctor is hoping to trace the descendants of allied soldiers and nurses portrayed in a celebrated collection of World War One pastels.</b><p>Doug Jenkinson, 70, became aware of the work of Swiss artist Eugene Burnand while exploring his own family history.<p>From 1917-21 Burnand scoured …

Pictures of the Day: 30 March 2017

Your pictures: Fragile

Please release me: Animals stuck in strange places, in pictures

Pictures of the Week 3.30.17

The real story behind 'An American Girl in Italy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> People tend to wonder if the iconic photo of Ninalee Craig was staged.<p>It's the question she hears most often. To some, the scene in the black and white photo from another era is almost too perfect. Craig, 23 at the time, breezes past clusters of men on a sidewalk in Florence, Italy, head …

Self Determination

150 Years Ago Today, the U.S. Bought Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million

On March 30, 1867, the United States gave the government of Russia a check for $7.2 million and took possession of 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 square kilometers) of new land which became the Alaska Territory, and later, in 1959, would become America’s 49th state. In the last 150 years, Alaska …

Real Sharknado? Cyclone Dumps Shark in Muddy Puddle

"Think it's safe to go back in the water? Think again," tweeted Queensland Fire & Emergency Services as they shared these pictures of a dead bull shark that washed up after flooding in Australia.<p>They were hoping to scare people out of wading into dangerous floodwaters, but one has to wonder: if the …

Photos of the Week: 3/25–3/31

A bull shark stranded by Cyclone Debbie in Australia, fighting in Libya, Ukraine, and Syria, Vladimir Putin on the ice in Franz Josef Land, an Ogoh-Ogoh in Bali, the stars at night in Texas, a memorial at Westminster, and much more.

Trucking water to Uganda's refugee camps

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees have fled violence and hunger in their home country for the safety of camps in northern Uganda. More than 50,000 of them now live in Rhino camp, a sprawling expanse of huts and tents scattered across dusty scrubland near the town of Arua.<p>Life in the …

'Big Shots' Snaps Hip Hop and Fashion Celebs

SAY CHEESE<p>Tour Manager turned photographer Phillip Leeds showcases his polaroids of pop culture faces from the 90's to today.<p>04.02.17 12:01 AM …

Above Canada and Greenland With NASA's Operation IceBridge

Getty Images photographer Mario Tama just returned from the Arctic, after accompanying researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge as they flew sets of eight-hour research flights above parts of Canada, Greenland, and the Arctic Ocean on their Arctic spring campaign. Scientists are monitoring …

Water feature

A lone hiker salutes the aptly named Wet Sleddale Reservoir in Cumbria, as it overflows down a 21 metre high dam wall.<p>Heavy rainfall created a wall of water, made more dramatic by high winds.<p>Wet Sleddale Reservoir was constructed to supply Manchester with fresh water.<p><b>Photograph by Jeff Overs / BBC</b>

A pilot's view of the world

<b>Dutch pilot Christiaan van Heijst's photographs capture the views he sees from his cockpit.</b><p>From the patterns made by the Marho Kotri River Delta in Pakistan, to the amazing colours of the Aurora Borealis over Alaska, his images show a point of view not usually captured.<p>Although van Heijst does not …

Magic moments marking 170 years of British photography

<b>Covering the dawn of photography in the 19th Century and moving into the 20th Century, a new exhibition called Britain in Focus charts how photographers have documented and interpreted the UK.</b><p>The images span the genres of documentary, landscape and art and were taken by a mixture of professional …

Milan Design Week in Pictures

'It's like a long-gone America'

A photo gallery in Paris is showcasing Harold Feinstein's early work, much of which focuses on New York City in the 1940s and '50s.

Coney Island

Gulliver's Gate: Miniaturists Lavish Big Love on Their Small World Recreations of Global Landmarks

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL<p>Hundreds or artists have gathered around the world to create the new architectural experience known as Gulliver's Gate.<p>04.06.17 …

LGBT Protesters Parody Putin on Parade

FIGURE OF FUN<p>Vladimir Putin has now banned imagery that illegally implies "the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the …

Pictures of the Week 4.7.17

Photos of the Week: 4/1–4/7

The NCAA Men's National Championship in Arizona, anti-government protests in Venezuela, flooding in Australia, a rabbit track and field competition in the Czech Republic, a terror attack in St. Petersburg, a Mega Bubblefest Laser Show in California, and much more.

One family's life in the wilderness

<b>In the US state of Alaska, the Atchley family are the only people who live anywhere along the 250-mile (400km) length of the Nowitna River.</b><p>Over the past 18 years, only a handful of people have ever visited them in their remote location, 100 miles from the nearest town, Ruby.<p>Photographer Ed Gold …

Spring Hits New York Street Style

Lighten Up<p>The sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and on the streets of New York, Lyne Lucien photographed the city’s most stylish residents …