Photographers' Blog

Editor’s choice – December 3

December 3, 2009

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal speaks to the military at US base Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan, December 2, 2009. The first of 30,000 new U.S. troops will arrive in Afghanistan in two to three weeks, top U.S. officials said on Wednesday, even as they made clear plans to start bringing the soldiers home in 18 months could slip.  REUTERS/Mustafa Quraishi/Pool

Editor’s choice – December 2

December 2, 2009

Romanian female soldiers prepare for a military parade to celebrate Romania’s National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Editor’s choice – December 1

December 1, 2009

Lucian Craita hugs a lion named Richie as it is relocated to South Africa from his courtyard near Urziceni, 55 km (34 miles) northeast of Bucharest, November 30, 2009. Craita said he has been raising Richie since it was a cub and on Monday, he passed Richie to Vier Pfoten, an international animal rights foundation, which will relocate Richie, and three other lions from Romania, to Lionsrock, a big cat sanctuary in South Africa.  REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Editor’s choice – November 30

November 30, 2009

The Amazon forest burns next to the city of Mandaquiri, November 28, 2009. The world’s biggest rainforest is suffering from seasonal drought.   REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Editor’s choice – November 27

November 27, 2009

A handout photo released by NASA shows a close-up view of a water bubble floating freely on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis shows a refracted image of astronaut Leland Melvin November 24, 2009.  REUTERS/NASA Handout

Editor’s choice – November 26

November 26, 2009

An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City November 25, 2009. Some 300 policemen, firefighters and rescue workers took part in a routine drill on Wednesday to help increase preparedness for emergency situations in civilian areas. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Editor’s choice – November 25

November 25, 2009

An Afghan policeman frisks an Afghan man at a checkpoint near of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Tillman November 24, 2009.  REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Editor’s choice – November 24

November 24, 2009

A dead alligator lies in a drying lake that forms part of the Amazon river system, near the city of Manaquiri November 22, 2009. After a rainy season that caused some of the worst flooding in recent history, the seasonal drought that followed is proving to be especially bad as well. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

Editor’s choice – November 23

November 23, 2009

Spanish matador Manuel Jesus “El Cid” performs a pass on a bull during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Editor’s choice – November 19

November 19, 2009

A tourist poses next to Victoria’s Secret models following their appearance in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the return of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to New York, November 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid