Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Tue May 21, 2019 | 6:55pm BST

U.S. forces deployed amid Iran tensions

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers return to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge after participating in an exercise with F/A-18E Super Hornets aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 18, 2019. 

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers return to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge after participating in an exercise with F/A-18E Super Hornets aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in...more

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers return to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge after participating in an exercise with F/A-18E Super Hornets aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 18, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Handout via REUTERS
Close
1 / 17
The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sail in the Arabian Sea May 17, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sail in the Arabian Sea May 17, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sail in the Arabian Sea May 17, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Handout via REUTERS
Close
2 / 17
The flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is seen in the Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is seen in the Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is seen in the Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
3 / 17
Sailors review ordnance bomb checks on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Sailors review ordnance bomb checks on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Sailors review ordnance bomb checks on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
4 / 17
An aviation structural mechanic installs a sono launcher panel on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An aviation structural mechanic installs a sono launcher panel on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An aviation structural mechanic installs a sono launcher panel on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 15, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
5 / 17
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron flies above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 18, 2019. Lt. Logan Holshey/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron flies above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 18, 2019. Lt. Logan Holshey/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron flies above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 18, 2019. Lt. Logan Holshey/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
6 / 17
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sail alongside, as the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. 

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sail alongside, as the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations, in the U.S. 5th Fleet...more

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sail alongside, as the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
7 / 17
An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 16, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 16, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 16, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/Handout via REUTERS
Close
8 / 17
U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Peterson, an airframe mechanic with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, inspects the vertical stabilizer of an MV-22 Osprey after maintenance in the hanger bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Arabian Sea May 14, 2019. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Peterson, an airframe mechanic with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, inspects the vertical stabilizer of an MV-22 Osprey after maintenance in the hanger bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Arabian Sea...more

U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Peterson, an airframe mechanic with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, inspects the vertical stabilizer of an MV-22 Osprey after maintenance in the hanger bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Arabian Sea May 14, 2019. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Handout via REUTERS
Close
9 / 17
A U.S. sailor looks out on vulture's row aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. sailor looks out on vulture's row aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. sailor looks out on vulture's row aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
10 / 17
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Catie Coyle/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Catie Coyle/U.S....more

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Catie Coyle/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
11 / 17
Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Darion Chanelle Triplet/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Darion Chanelle Triplet/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Darion Chanelle Triplet/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
12 / 17
U.S. sailors signal to a plane captain during a low-power turn with an EA-18G Growler in the hangar bay of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. sailors signal to a plane captain during a low-power turn with an EA-18G Growler in the hangar bay of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. sailors signal to a plane captain during a low-power turn with an EA-18G Growler in the hangar bay of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
13 / 17
An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea, May 10, 2019. Courtesy Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea, May 10, 2019. Courtesy Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea, May 10, 2019. Courtesy Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
14 / 17
An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea, May 17, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
15 / 17
The USS Abraham Lincoln approaches the Mubarak Peace Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal in Egypt, May 9, 2019. Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The USS Abraham Lincoln approaches the Mubarak Peace Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal in Egypt, May 9, 2019. Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The USS Abraham Lincoln approaches the Mubarak Peace Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal in Egypt, May 9, 2019. Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
16 / 17
The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic pulls alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln to conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea, May 8, 2019. Michael Singley/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic pulls alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln to conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea, May 8, 2019. Michael Singley/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic pulls alongside the USS Abraham Lincoln to conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea, May 8, 2019. Michael Singley/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
17 / 17

Next Slideshows

International World Beard and Moustache Championships

Highlights from the International World Beard and Moustache Championships

21 May 2019

Chelsea Flower Show

Scenes from the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London.

21 May 2019

Game of Thrones finale watch party portraits

Costumed attendees pose for portraits at a Game of Thrones finale party in Manhattan.

20 May 2019

Best of Eurovision

Contestants from 41 countries take part in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

20 May 2019

MORE IN PICTURES

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island

Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island

Images of Little St. James Island, Jeffrey Epstein's 70-acre private island in the Caribbean.

Life under lockdown in Kashmir

Life under lockdown in Kashmir

Rare images from inside Indian-controlled Kashmir after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and moved to quell widespread unrest by shutting down communications and clamping down on freedom of movement.

Tourists retrace slave route from Africa

Tourists retrace slave route from Africa

This month's anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia has caused a rush of interest in ancestral tourism, with people from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe seeking out their roots in West Africa.

Migrants jump off stranded rescue ship

Migrants jump off stranded rescue ship

Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore, according to the Spanish charity that operates the vessel.

Turkish police use water cannon on Kurdish protesters

Turkish police use water cannon on Kurdish protesters

Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five months after they were elected.

Life in Hong Kong, city of protest

Life in Hong Kong, city of protest

Scenes of daily life amid weeks of anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, which began in June as opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill and have since swelled into wider calls for democracy.

Woodstock site hosts concerts on 50th anniversary

Woodstock site hosts concerts on 50th anniversary

Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, Arlo Guthrie and other acts perform at the original site of the Woodstock Festival, on the 50th anniversary of the iconic counterculture event.

The face of drag

The face of drag

Drag enthusiasts put their best faces forward at DragWorld, Europe's largest drag celebration in London.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast