Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 1:30am GMT

Americans fight Islamic State from the air

A U.S. Marines Harrier AV-8B makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support to Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Marines Harrier AV-8B makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support to Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Marines Harrier AV-8B makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support to Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
1 / 15
A U.S. Air Force ground director guides the KC-10 Extender upon its arrival after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force ground director guides the KC-10 Extender upon its arrival after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force ground director guides the KC-10 Extender upon its arrival after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
2 / 15
A U.S. Air Force airman from maintenance talks to crew in the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender during night maintenance getting ready to fly to provide mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force airman from maintenance talks to crew in the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender during night maintenance getting ready to fly to provide mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force airman from maintenance talks to crew in the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender during night maintenance getting ready to fly to provide mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
3 / 15
U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft wait in a hangar on a military installation at an Air Force Base in the Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft wait in a hangar on a military installation at an Air Force Base in the Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft wait in a hangar on a military installation at an Air Force Base in the Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
4 / 15
A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
5 / 15
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender flight engineer does some in-flight exercises to keep active after refueling coalition aircraft. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender flight engineer does some in-flight exercises to keep active after refueling coalition aircraft. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender flight engineer does some in-flight exercises to keep active after refueling coalition aircraft. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
6 / 15
U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender is seen during night maintenance at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender is seen during night maintenance at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender is seen during night maintenance at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
7 / 15
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt-2 makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt-2 makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt-2 makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
8 / 15
A U.S. Air Force technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
9 / 15
A U.S. Air Force fuel controller measures the level of fuel in a bladder used to fill U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller measures the level of fuel in a bladder used to fill U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller measures the level of fuel in a bladder used to fill U.S. Air Force's KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
10 / 15
A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
11 / 15
A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force fuel controller fills a KC-10 Extender that provides mid-air refueling support. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
12 / 15
A US Air Force fuel technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A US Air Force fuel technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A US Air Force fuel technician prepares a KC-10 Extender prior to its departure at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
13 / 15
A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force F-16 receives fuel from a fuel boom suspended from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during mid-air refueling over Iraq and Syria air space. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
14 / 15
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender arrives after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender arrives after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender arrives after providing mid-air refueling support at an Air Force Base in Arabian Gulf. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Close
15 / 15

Next Slideshows

Canadian refugees learn to curl

Resettled refugees, some of whom had come to Canada just days before, brave icy wipeouts and learn the quintessentially Canadian sport of curling.

16 Mar 2017

California's desert blooms as drought ends

Southern California's deserts and hillsides are ablaze with color after a wet winter spurred what scientists say is the biggest wildflower bloom in years.

15 Mar 2017

The colors of Holi

The Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring.

15 Mar 2017

Rise of Europe's far right

Who's who of far-right politics in Europe as parties ride a wave of success on anti-immigration, nationalist and eurosceptic policies.

15 Mar 2017

MORE IN PICTURES

Islamic State's capital Raqqa falls

Islamic State's capital Raqqa falls

U.S.-backed militias in Syria declare victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.

Celebrating Diwali

Celebrating Diwali

Hindus around the world celebrate the festival of lights.

Inside an Islamic State bunker in Raqqa

Inside an Islamic State bunker in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces inspect a bunker used by Islamic State militants under the city's stadium.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

The search for water in Puerto Rico

The search for water in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans search for drinking water as parts of the island still struggle with shortages a month after Hurricane Maria hit.

China's Congress meets

China's Congress meets

Inside the annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing.

Thousands of fish die in Paraguay river

Thousands of fish die in Paraguay river

Authorities are investigating after thousands of fish turn up dead in Paraguay's Confuso river.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held area

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held area

Iraq's central government forces advance into territory held by Kurds, seizing a swathe of countryside surrounding the oil city of Kirkuk.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast