Posted On: 8:05 p.m. | March 14, 2011
Images of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan lead today's Pictures in the News. For in-depth earthquake photo coverage, see our latest gallery. Other images come to us from Bahrain, Belarus, England, Germany, India and Switzerland. View Post»
Posted On: 4:26 p.m. | March 12, 2011
After making substantial gains in pushing rebels from the cities of Zawiya in the west and the oil port of Ras Lanuf in the east, forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi continued their move toward the strategic city of Port Brega. Times photojournalists Luis Sinco and Rick Loomis have been covering the conflict and filed this report on today's events. View Post»
Posted On: 12:40 p.m. | March 12, 2011
In the aftermath of Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the death toll is approaching 700, and 10,000 residents of one coastal town haven't been located. Fires continue to burn in several of the hardest-hit coastal areas as rescuers search for survivors amid more than 200 aftershocks. An explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant and problems at a... View Post»
Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | March 11, 2011
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami cause widespread destruction and loss of life and sparked a humanitarian crisis. Our Framework gallery of the earthquake, the largest on record to hit Japan and the world's fifth-largest since 1900, details the disaster.
Rebellion and violence continues unabated in Libya. Protesters attend Friday prayers in Benghazi as troops... View Post»
Posted On: 10:39 a.m. | March 11, 2011
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where an 8.9 earthquake off the Pacific coast sets off a massive tsunami, resulting in floods, fires and the closure of airports and transit systems. The earthquake struck 80 miles offshore at 2:46 p.m. Friday Japan time. Homes are swept by water following the tsunami in Natori City; evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo; and... View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | March 11, 2011
A magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats. View Post»
Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | March 10, 2011
Saif Islam Kadafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, addresses a group of supporters in Tripoli, pledging to take the fight to the rebellious east of the country; a rebel killed in Bin Jawad during clashes with Libyan forces is buried at the cemetery at Benghazi; at the squatter settlement of Manshiet Nasser on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian Coptic Christians grieve over the coffins... View Post»
Posted On: 6:30 p.m. | March 10, 2011
A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»
Posted On: 12:11 p.m. | March 9, 2011
The space shuttle Discovery came in for a graceful landing at Kennedy Space Center just before noon today, ending a 13-day mission as well as the orbiter's 27-year career. It was also the first step in the end of the U.S. space shuttle program.
"The end of a historic journey. To a ship that has led the way, time and time again, we bid farewell to Discovery," said NASA commentator Charles... View Post»
Posted On: 10:35 a.m. | March 9, 2011
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begin on Bourbon Street, where a Mardi Gras reveler stayed out late enough to meet up with the cleaning crew. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Mardi Gras festivities and the beginning of Lent for Christians.
The festive spirit continues as we bring you face-painted revelers parading through the streets of Strumica in southeastern Macedonia on the final... View Post»
Posted On: 9:27 a.m. | March 9, 2011
Fighting continues in Libya where, on Tuesday, government aircraft launched several airstrikes on Ras Lanuf, and hospital officials said at least 20 people were injured. Combined with tanks and artillery backing government forces about 30 miles west of the port city, the warplanes have halted the rebels' advance toward Tripoli, the capital.
The attacks appear designed to pin down rebels and... View Post»
Posted On: 9:30 p.m. | March 8, 2011
It's International Women's Day and we begin with an image of a schoolgirl in southern India practicing Vietnam Vovinam martial arts as part of the worldwide event. In Manila, Filipino women march to mark the day and to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, a measure being blocked by the politically influential Roman Catholic church.
In the Spanish village of Tolox, a man... View Post»
Posted On: 1:41 p.m. | March 8, 2011
New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, in the streets of the French Quarter, with all its traditions of elaborate floats, shameless revelers and flying beads. This is New Orleans' sixth Mardi Gras since 2005's devastating Hurricane Katrina, and this year's parades echoed the slow but steady recovery of the city. Mardi Gras marks the last day before Lent. View Post»
Posted On: 10:13 a.m. | March 8, 2011
Rebel fighters took cover as their position was bombed by fighters from the Libyan air force during a day of constant bombardment near Ras Lanuf. By midafternoon Tuesday, the position had been attacked four times with seven bombs.
Anti-government forces still in control of key oil port of Ras Lanuf
Libyan rebels bury their dead as more recruits enlist
On the... View Post»
Posted On: 8:55 p.m. | March 7, 2011
High winds in Southern California create sandstorms and sand dunes on the streets of Palm Springs; the iconic landmarks of London's Big Ben and Paris' Eiffel Tower are bathed in spring sunshine; while in Washington, Australian prime minister Julia Gillard pledges $3 million towards The Education Center at The Wall, planned for construction adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the... View Post»
Posted On: 10:12 a.m. | March 7, 2011
Times photographer Luis Sinco reports from the Libyan port city of Ras Lanuf.
I was feeling frustrated about missing the action yesterday in Bin Jawwad when the party finally came to me.
Standing by our car about 100 yards from a checkpoint on the edge of Ras Lanuf, I heard only a screaming jet overhead when the missile struck, sending up a thick mushroom cloud of black smoke and brown... View Post»