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Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Thousands march against hate speech in Boston

Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their march.

Bannon out at the White House

President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a person familiar with the decision told Reuters.

Mourning for Barcelona

Vigils and moments of silence are held for those killed in the attack on Barcelona.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona and a regional official said more than a dozen people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Fight like a girl

Women take it to the mat at an all-women wrestling event in London.

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.


Spanish migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard

The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, Reuters photographer, Yannis Behrakis, aboard said.  Full Coverage 


Splash! Life as a mermaid

In Brazil, the mythical creature of the sea is quite real: women turn to mermaiding for an emotional lift and for fitness, incorporating free diving and underwater dancing skills.  Full Coverage 


Former 'crackland' addict turns trash into livelihood

Fabiana Silva called the streets of São Paulo home for 16 years as one of hundreds of people trapped in cracolândia, the open-air drug markets in South America's biggest city. Now the street has become a livelihood for Silva, who has kicked an addiction to crack cocaine and moved into an informal two-story dwelling in a nearby slum.  Full Coverage 


Carving out Michelangelo's marble dream

In 1517, Michelangelo climbed Mount Altissimo in Tuscany and found the marble of his dreams. It was, the Renaissance master wrote, "of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline, reminiscent of sugar". He deemed it perhaps even more precious than that from nearby Carrara, where he had obtained marble for some of his most famous statues.  Full Coverage 


Spacecraft blast-off on the edge of day and night

For more than a decade, Shamil Zhumatov has photographed spacecraft taking off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. After dozens of launches, he says the challenge is to find new and better ways of taking pictures.  Full Coverage