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Selichot prayer at the Western Wall

This Week in Pictures: Sept. 20-26

09/26/14 12:05PM

As the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York this week, the U.S. ramped up its military offensive against the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq in a series of coordinated air strikes with Arab allies. read more


The forgotten faces of war

09/23/14 01:46PM

Approximately 150,000 refugees, mainly Kurds, fleeing threats by the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Syria and last night’s US-led airstrikes have crossed into southern Turkey since Friday according to the UNHCR. read more

When fall came early

09/22/14 01:35PM

On the heels of yesterday's historic climate march in New York City, and as we usher in fall, one poignant and striking project that shows in stark daylight the effects of climate change is photographer Jesse Rieser's project, "When Fall Came Early: The Drought Along the Arkansas River Basin". read more

This Week in Pictures: Sept. 13-19

09/19/14 10:51AM

Scots vote to stay in the U.K., wildfires ravage California, a coalition of forces led by the U.S. take on ISIS, and Ebola continues its deadly march. read more

Life in Iran, beyond the headlines

09/17/14 07:13PM

President Obama on Thursday announced a “historic understanding” with Iran that he said would prevent that country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Moments before the president spoke from the White House, top diplomatic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced the framework for a final agreement on the future of the Iranian nuclear program. read more

2014 US Open - Day 14

This Week in Pictures: Sept. 6-12

09/12/14 07:17AM

The nation collectively took stock this week, as Americans remembered where they were 13 years ago on Thursday, mourned those lost in the attacks of September 11, and reflected on the wars fought in response to that fateful and tragic day. read more

Children play on the hills in Kathmandu

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

09/05/14 10:38AM

Revelers battled heat and dust in Black Rock City, Nevada, this week, for the annual Burning Man Festival as summer wound down across the world as students went back to school. read more

Finding safe water in Rwanda

09/03/14 01:00PM

Clean water is at the core of human well-being. With water there can be good nutrition, sanitation and health. Without it, there is poverty and disease.Throughout the world roughly two million children under the age of five die because of diarrhea and pneumonia – two diseases easily prevented by safe drinking water, sanitation and proper hygiene. read more

Burning Man festival draws thousands

09/02/14 01:02PM

Nearly 65,000 people from all over the world attended Burning Man, a week-long festival in Nevada where participants are encouraged to be aware of the environment and remove their own trash. read more