In a month on the frontline, Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic saw the Syrian Rebel fighters in Damascus defend a swath of suburbs in the Syrian capital, mount complex mass attacks, manage logistics, treat their wounded…and die before his eyes.

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The National Mall was busy this afternoon in preparation for Inauguration Monday. Top photos from our student reporting team include barricades, telescopes and condoms — oh my

A view of a sunset from a Quileute Reservation on Washington’s coast. Despite the beauty, the tribe worries about high water events, Reporter/Producer Saskia de Melker reports. 
More updates on that here. And more from the Coping With Climate Change series here.

A view of a sunset from a Quileute Reservation on Washington’s coast. 

Despite the beauty, the tribe worries about high water events, Reporter/Producer Saskia de Melker reports. 

More updates on that here. And more from the Coping With Climate Change series here.
Villagers in Zhengyangguan, in China’s eastern Anhui province, raise two children dressed as a deities onto poles. The “floating ballet” is an annual ritual once celebrated in many other villages but is now on the decline with fewer children now participating.
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Villagers in Zhengyangguan, in China’s eastern Anhui province, raise two children dressed as a deities onto poles. The “floating ballet” is an annual ritual once celebrated in many other villages but is now on the decline with fewer children now participating.

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Hari Sreenivasan snaps a photo of the early cherry blossom blooms in today’s 80 degree weather in D.C. while out reporting.
Might have to submit this weather to our form asking for anecdotal examples of climate change.
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Hari Sreenivasan snaps a photo of the early cherry blossom blooms in today’s 80 degree weather in D.C. while out reporting.

Might have to submit this weather to our form asking for anecdotal examples of climate change.

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Obama Campaign Likes Where It Stands After Super Tuesday
PHOTO: During a January trip to Cleveland, President Obama greets neighbors outside the home of a family who almost lost their home after falling victim to a predatory lender; White House photo by Pete Souza
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Obama Campaign Likes Where It Stands After Super Tuesday

PHOTO: During a January trip to Cleveland, President Obama greets neighbors outside the home of a family who almost lost their home after falling victim to a predatory lender; White House photo by Pete Souza

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"It’s the final full day of campaigning for Republicans hoping to win the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night. The candidates are putting it all on the line as they barnstorm the state, and undecided Iowa voters have no easy task ahead."

(GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images.)

"It’s the final full day of campaigning for Republicans hoping to win the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night. The candidates are putting it all on the line as they barnstorm the state, and undecided Iowa voters have no easy task ahead."

(GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images.)

"…Oftentimes, the only acknowledgment I get is somebody handing me a handshake and saying, "Thank you for your service."
And I personally feel, if you are really grateful, go do something for a vet. Go volunteer for a charity. Go start one. Go help in some capacity.”
Four Iraq war veterans share their experiences and reflect on the personal impact of the nine-year war.

"…Oftentimes, the only acknowledgment I get is somebody handing me a handshake and saying, "Thank you for your service."

And I personally feel, if you are really grateful, go do something for a vet. Go volunteer for a charity. Go start one. Go help in some capacity.”

Four Iraq war veterans share their experiences and reflect on the personal impact of the nine-year war.

The Democratic Republic of Congo country now embarks on “two very tense weeks” as ballots are counted in the second democratic elections since a bloody war involving eight African nations from 1998 to 2003.
These are the first run by the government and not the international community. 
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(Photo: Congolese queue to vote at a polling station in Goma during the presidential and legislative elections on November 28, 2011. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Democratic Republic of Congo country now embarks on “two very tense weeks” as ballots are counted in the second democratic elections since a bloody war involving eight African nations from 1998 to 2003.

These are the first run by the government and not the international community. 

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(Photo: Congolese queue to vote at a polling station in Goma during the presidential and legislative elections on November 28, 2011. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)


The heavy rains soaking the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya — the largest in the world — would normally mean sweet relief. But this year the rains have also caused an uptick in cholera, a potentially deadly disease caused by a bacteria that spreads through contaminated water.
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(Somali boys fetch water from a puddle in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.)

The heavy rains soaking the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya — the largest in the world — would normally mean sweet relief. But this year the rains have also caused an uptick in cholera, a potentially deadly disease caused by a bacteria that spreads through contaminated water.

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(Somali boys fetch water from a puddle in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.)