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John Kerry, a cell phone and a baby elephant

May 4, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.  REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool

Here’s a picture of John Kerry posing for a selfie with a baby elephant. For this and other stellar photography, check out the Reuters pictures editor’s slideshow here.

A high drama on Everest

May 1, 2015

A body bag containing the body of a climber is carried from a helicopter in the Himalayan tourist town of Lukla April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Frank Jack Daniel

The kids aren’t alright (with the American legal system)

April 30, 2015

  A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the Supreme Court. October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Water, water — nowhere

April 29, 2015

  A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Helping out the bird brains

April 28, 2015

  The sun rises through a dense morning fog covering the New York area as a bird perches on a statue in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

The sun rises through a dense morning fog covering the New York area as a bird perches on a statue in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

No whines, just wine

April 27, 2015

  Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

A set of six bottles of Petrus 1982 wine sold at auction for 20,000 pounds — or roughly $30,000 — or about a hundred bucks a sip, depending on your drinking style. Experts say it’s not a terrible investment, believe it or not, as the rare wine market can yield returns of up to 25 percent.

Oklahoma, not O.K.

April 24, 2015

  Large clouds are seen as a tornado passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Large clouds are seen as a tornado passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Earls before swine

April 23, 2015

  In politics, it's a pig-eat-pig world.

In politics, it’s a pig-eat-pig world.

And you thought pork-barrel spending was a problem.

With the hotly contested May 7 general election looming over the UK, the proprietors of the Pennywell Farm in Devon, England, believe they’ve found a way to predict the outcome: pig race.

The rapidly more blue planet

April 22, 2015

  Japan's Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan’s Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Celebrate the day with a series of stunning Reuters photos of our beautiful, horribly polluted earth.

Get your goat

April 21, 2015

  A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola