With its "Sassi" limestone cave dwellings dug into the hillside Matera is one of the Italian cities that time forgot. [ 10 photos total ]

Camden Yards ballpark is seen without fans in this aerial image as a Baltimore Orioles player, races towards home plate during the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore on April 29, 2015.
It is the first time in Major League Baseball history that a game was played in an empty ballpark. The reason the Baltimore Orioles had this dubious honor was due to the riots going on in the city. REUTERS/Adrees Latif [ 23 photos total ]

Our top photos from the last month. [ 53 photos total ]

Five days have passed since Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, and rescue teams are still discovering trapped victims alive in the rubble and rescuing them. The massive quake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. The UN launched an appeal for survivors in dire need of shelter, food and medical care as anger boiled at the government's inability to cope with a disaster that has killed more than 5,400 people. Many remote villages affected by the quake are still waiting for rescue and relief teams. The following images were taken in Nepal in just the past few days. [ 34 photos total ]

Caracas, the world's second most violent city according to the United Nations, also suffers terrible traffic and residents spend hours in massive lines for scarce products. However, on antennae, rooves and windowsills, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) break the harsh routine. Though originally native to rainforests from Panama to Paraguay, they have adapted well to Caracas thanks to the exuberant tropical vegetation surging between skyscrapers. [ 15 photos total ]

This week we have images from the disaster in Nepal, a pangolin released into the wild in Sumatra, the protests in Baltimore, a rainbow in Bolivia, unrest in Burundi, newlyweds in Egypt, May Day protests in Turkey, and much more. [ 35 photos total ]

Last week, the Sony World Photography Awards announced this year's list of winners. American photographer John Moore was named as the L’Iris d’Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year, for his work in Liberia during the Ebola crisis. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share the winning images and some finalists with us, gathered below. Captions provided by the photographers. [ 21 photos total ]

Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property owners say the compensation being offered is too low. Some of them have remained in their homes for years as their court cases drag on and new construction continues all around them. A few homeowners have won their fights, but most have lost. Meanwhile, these nail houses have become powerful symbols of resistance against the world's fastest-growing major economy. [ 21 photos total ]

Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital of Kathmandu on April 27 after Saturday's earthquake killed more than 3,700 people and toppled entire city blocks. The United Nations has launched a massive aid operation, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation pose formidable challenges. Residents of Kathmandu are in need of almost everything - shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers, and more. People are searching for lost loved ones, sorting through rubble for their belongings, and struggling to meet their families' needs. The earthquake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years, strong enough to be felt across parts of India, Bangladesh, Tibet, and Pakistan. [ 34 photos total ]

From Japan to Washington, D.C. people gather to relish the beauty of the blooming cherry tree. Highly aniticpated and heavily photographed, the blossoms are celebrated by many. [ 26 photos total ]

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