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A demonstrator is detained during a "Reflexive strike of students" called by the Chilean student federations to request better and more changes in the education system in Santiago, Chile, May 17, 2016. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

This Week in Pictures: May 14-20

05/20/16 11:23AM

This week, news broke early Thursday morning that EgyptAir flight 804 had disappeared from radar screens en route to Cairo from Paris with 66 people aboard. On Friday, Egyptian naval vessels confirmed it found debris in the Mediterranean Sea from the missing jetliner. The cause is still not yet known, but Egyptian officials suggested that... read more

A local peasant activist leads the crowd in chanting slogans during a "fight against the enemies" rally before rich peasants and other anti-Party elements are brought forth to be criticized. Ashihe commune, Acheng county, April 12, 1965. (Photo by Li Z

Behind China's Cultural Revolution: The unseen photos

05/16/16 12:06PM

These images paint a much more complicated and dynamic picture of the Cultural Revolution than anyone was allowed to see at the time. Hidden for years, the photographs were not seen within China until the late 1980s, and they have since become the most comprehensive visual documentation of the period. read more

Jackeline, 26, holds her son who is 4-months old and born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil, Feb. 11, 2016. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

Photos: The Zika virus spreads

05/14/16 09:27AM

The Zika virus continues its spread across Latin America and the Caribbean, and researchers in Brazil found evidence that suggests it's only getting worse, and evolving into a new form more likely to impair brain cells. ... read more

Supporters of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy shout slogans during a demonstration against Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA)

This Week in Pictures: May 7 to 13

05/13/16 11:05AM

From labor strikes in France and V Day celebrations across Europe to the running of the Kentucky Derby in the U.S., this is your week in pictures. read more

A supporter of the PHTK presidential candidate Jovenel Moise is arrested by national police officers in front of the parliament building during a protest to demand the government restart the electoral process for a presidential runoff that has been postpo

This Week in Pictures: April 23-29

04/29/16 10:45AM

Ted Cruz picked his running mate; five states held primary elections; the migrant crisis continued across Europe; and a hospital was bombed in Syria. read more

On the road with voters and candidates in Pennsylvania

04/26/16 08:46AM

The five candidates stumped in the state, talking to Pennsylvanians about the concerns they have for their families, their jobs and the fate of their country. Photographer Larry Fink captured these moments. read more

Ex-felons in Baltimore cast ballots after having their voting rights restored

04/22/16 01:46PM

In February, Maryland restored voting rights to people with felony convictions as soon as they’re released from prison — re-enfranchising an estimated 40,000 predominantly African-American Marylanders. MSNBC's Zachary Roth, along with photographer Christopher Gregory, took a look at how the change affected those whose voting rights were... read more

A young Yazidi girl stands in a ray of light in the shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir during their new years celebrations in Lalish, north of Mosul, Iraq, on April 20, 2016. (Photo by Andrea Dicenzo/EPA)

This Week in Pictures: April 16-23

04/22/16 12:13PM

From devastating earthquakes to the death of a pop music icon, see this week's leading stories captured in incredible photos from around the world. read more

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