Libya, 2012: Since its civil war ended in October 2011, Libya has continued to make significant strides toward recovery – including a return to school for over 1.2 million children. Still, tens of thousands of people remain displaced, public services are not fully restored, and large swathes of cities exposed to fighting remain destroyed.
Tai Chi, Shanghai
Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gathered at the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet, Srinagar, India.
Founded by St. Antoninus Cantacuzene circa 1400, Greece’s Agios Stefanos Monastery suffered much damage in the 20th century: it was bombed during World War II and desecrated during the subsequent Civil War.
A horse rears in a crowd during the horse parade of the traditional San Juan festival in Ciutadella, Spain.
Morning Forest, Germany
The image was taken by astrophotographer Luc Perrot on the French island of Réunion, to the East of Madagascar, who reports that he waited two years to get the perfect light conditions.
Day of the Dead, Mexico
Harlequin Shrimp, Indonesia
During the Easter holy celebration called Misteri (mystery) in Trapani, the devotees carry the scenes of Christ’s passion on their shoulders all night long. When the day comes they take a break.
Village, Faroe Islands.
The village of Gásadalur with the island of Mykines in the background.