Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Celebrity portraits

Up close and personal with famous faces.

Air strikes on Kobani

The U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town.

Festival of lights

Images from Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Charred tanks point to Russia

Destroyed tanks near Donetsk are identified by experts as Russian army tanks, supporting claims that rebels are backed by Moscow.

After the Ottawa attack

Canada's politicians return to work a day after a gunman shot dead a soldier and rampaged through Parliament before being killed.

When the well runs dry

In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home.

Hezbollah fighter turned rabbi

Born in Lebanon as a Shi'ite Muslim, Ibraheem Yassin converted to Judaism in the 1990s.

Art on Australia's beaches

Sydney's famous Bondi and Tamarama beaches are transformed into outdoor galleries during "Sculpture by the Sea".

Anger over Mexican massacre

Protesters attack a town hall over missing student-teachers who were feared massacred by police.