Hundreds of migrants may have perished after a wooden vessel capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt, in what is the latest disaster for migrants desperate to reach Europe. [ 20 photos total ]

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg, South Africa is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave and rare ‘petrol heads’ on some Sundays to race against each other in the hot sun for bragging rights and a trophy. The track is home to the Walkerville Sppedway Racers Club that includes flat track racers, sidecar racers and a new breed; the Stof Kop (dust cup) racers. [ 15 photos total ]

Inside the ranks of the radical militant group. [ 16 photos total ]

Libyan fighters close in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte. [ 22 photos total ]

In May of 1870, Thomas Child was hired by the Imperial Maritime Customs Service to be a gas engineer in Peking (Beijing). The 29-year-old Englishman left behind his wife and three children to become one of roughly 100 foreigners living in the late Qing dynasty's capital, taking his camera along with him. Over the course of the next 20 years, he took some 200 photographs, capturing the earliest comprehensive catalog of the customs, architecture, and people during China's last dynasty. On Thursday, an exhibition of his images will open at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery in New York, curated by Stacey Lambrow. In addition, descendants of the subjects of one of his most famous images, Bride and Bridegroom (1870s), will be in attendance. [ 20 photos total ]

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan. [ 30 photos total ]

Our top photos from the past week. [ 20 photos total ]

Scenes from a second night of unrest in Charlotte. [ 19 photos total ]

Protests erupt after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina. [ 8 photos total ]

The presidential candidate spends time in church. [ 13 photos total ]

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