Inside an acrobatic school in China, where students from 4 to 40 years old practice for 10 hours a day. [ 10 photos total ]

A behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson's elaborate Neverland Ranch, which is up for sale for $100 million [ 27 photos total ]

People head to the beach to beat the heat. [ 17 photos total ]

For daily life photos in May, a look at how photographers use the many textures of life to make compelling images. Light, colors and repetition of forms often create patterns that are perfectly captured in a still image. Capturing moments of life happening among these templates is what makes photography so fascinating. [ 32 photos total ]

A look at the people and places that define the reclusive gas-rich nation. [ 30 photos total ]

The 100th, 101st, and 102nd floor of One World Trade Center open to the public. [ 18 photos total ]

A weekend of souped-up sport bikes at the 2015 Atlantic Beach Memorial Day BikeFest. [ 25 photos total ]

This week, we have photos of a whirlpool cinema event in Berlin, the oppressive heatwave in India, a high walkway made of musical glass planks in China, a steam train crossing the English countryside, an aerial view of Chicago at night, Afghan migrants landing on a beach in Greece, rescued baby iguanas in Costa Rica, the relocation of a 160-year-old lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, and much more. [ 35 photos total ]

On May 6, Reuters photographer Bassam Khabieh was in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, covering the arrival of a Red Crescent convoy carrying medical aid and supplies used for activities to give psychological support to children affected by the war. Khabieh: "Whenever the aid convoy entered the Eastern Ghouta, children would gather around it, happy that they were going to be supplied with food and medicine. While I was there, the children asked me to take their pictures so they could see them on the camera's screen. The children gathered around me so I could photograph them. First I took a photo of Ghazal, then her sister Judy who was carrying a baby called Suhair asked me to take a picture of her kissing the baby. While I was taking these photos, a shell landed on the area. The children started to scream and cry amid the dust and blood around them. The shell killed a female volunteer from the Red Crescent. The children were terrified, especially when they saw the female volunteer covered with blood. This was the first time I had seen how children's innocent laughter could turn into screams, fear and tears. Seconds before the strike, the children were looking at me happily, getting ready for a picture. It was a very sad moment when I put my eye to the viewfinder to take pictures of laughing children; then when I looked back after taking the picture, I saw the same children crying, distraught." [ 11 photos total ]

On May 18, 1980, 35 years ago today, an earthquake struck below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history, and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ash across a dozen states. The sudden lateral blast—heard hundreds of miles away—removed 1,300 feet off the top of the volcano, sending shockwaves and pyroclastic flows across the surrounding landscape, flattening forests, melting snow and ice, and generating massive mudflows. A total of 57 people lost their lives in the disaster. [Editor’s Note: This anniversary always hits home for me, as I was a 12-year-old living in Spokane at the time. I have such vivid memories of watching the approaching ash cloud, the bizarre dark skies at daytime, the uncertain fears of inhaling the ash, deserted streets and closed schools.] [ 32 photos total ]

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