Pictures

Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Pictures of the year: Sports

Our top sports photos of the year.

In the heart of Ebola

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are at the center of the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola.

Inside the Peshawar school

The aftermath inside the Pakistan school where at least 132 students and nine staff members were killed by Taliban gunmen.

Pictures of the year: Rise of ISIS

Images from the rise of Islamic State in 2014.

Protecting the President

The Secret Service detail surrounding President Obama.

Inside North Korea

Rare scenes from within the reclusive state.

Behind the wheel in Kabul

In Kabul's private driving schools, students pay a $60 fee for a 45-day course, which includes oral and practical driving tests at the country's Traffic Department.

U.S. and Cuba restore ties

In a major policy shift, the United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years.

On the banks of North Korea

The Yalu River provides a unique vantage point for photographers to glimpse life inside the secretive state.

Pictures of the year: Animals

Our most captivating animal pictures of 2014.