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Australia's Coober Pedy: Post-apocalyptic utopia recalls 'Mad Max'

07/22/15 10:44AM

In the local aboriginal dialect, Coober Pedy, the name given to the opal mining town that emerges out of nowhere on the Stuart Highway, the long desert road between secular Adelaide and mystical Ayers Rock in South Australia—means ‘White Man in a Hole’. read more

KKK rally leads to clashes at South Carolina capitol

07/19/15 08:21AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A sea of Confederate flags held by screaming Ku Klux Klan members fluttered in front of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday, just as a counter rally featuring African flags on the other side of the Capitol wrapped up. ... read more

An aerial view of the city of Yekaterinburg

This Week in Pictures: July 11-17

07/17/15 11:16AM

From a tragic shooting in Tennessee to a historic deal between world powers and Iran — see what happened around the globe this week. read more

Bill Lettmkuhl kneels by a makeshift memorial in front of near the Armed Forces Career Center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo by Mark Zaleski/AP)

Terror in Chattanooga

07/16/15 11:46PM

A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military centers in Chattanooga Thursday, killing four Marines, injuring a police officer and a Marine recruiter, and critically injuring a Navy sailor, authorities said. ... read more

San Fermin Running of the Bulls 2015 - Day 1

This Week in Pictures: July 4-10

07/10/15 10:05AM

The week ended on an historic note, as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law that enabled the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds on Friday. New Yorkers prepared to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team, which won the World Cup on Sunday, with a ticker tape parade. read more

Supporters of the No vote wave Greek flags after the first results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens on July 5, 2015. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP)

Greece's economic crisis has a lot of people 'very nervous'

07/07/15 08:37AM

Tourists are starting to worry about Greece's economic crisis—a sign that the country's tourism industry, which accounts for nearly 20 percent of GDP, could experience a slowdown if the financial situation worsens. read more

United States

US celebrates Women's World Cup victory with kisses and confetti

07/06/15 11:10AM

Under a thick haze and the smell of smoke from a blazing forest in the distance, Carli Lloyd caught fire on Sunday at BC Place. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the Women’s World Cup final to lift the United States past Japan, 5-2 and deliver a record third World Cup title. Lloyd scored her third goal from midfield, driving... read more

This Week in Pictures: June 27-July 3

07/03/15 09:46AM

From Greece's struggles with its worsening debt crisis to joyful celebrations by America's LGBT community — these photos will move and inspire you. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets supporters during an event announcing that he will seek the Republican nomination for president, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Chris Christie announces 2016 presidential bid

06/30/15 10:38AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally announced a campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination here on Tuesday, stressing his leadership of a blue state and blaming both parties for the gridlock in Washington, D.C. ... read more

Paulo Torres, left, dances with his husband, Victor Tsang, right, after the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.

Scenes from Pride parades across the country

06/28/15 03:23PM

Millions of people are expected to take part part in day-long pride parades, marches and festivities in major cities across the country just two days after the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right nationwide. ... read more

A family sit inside a car as they prepare to leave a danger zone area, as ash spews from Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption at Tiga Serangkai village in Karo Regency

This Week in Pictures: June 20-26

06/26/15 11:02AM

From extreme weather in Pakistan and to historic Supreme Court rulings in the United States, here are the photos that defined this week. read more