Best friends, skillful competitors
Frank Montgomery and his Jack Russell terrier, Bentley, compete in the Skyhoundz MicroDog Freestyle event at the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. They have two minutes in which to impress the judges.
Jane Austen lives again, in Vermont
Bonnie Britz, portraying Mrs. Jennings from 'Sense and Sensibility,' learns how to shoot a bow and arrow during an archery lesson at a Jane Austen character weekend in August in Hyde Park, Vt. Each guest takes on the persona of a beloved character from one of Austen's novels.
Ringing Success: 13 years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft
This natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible, was taken from the Cassini spacecraft July 19, 2013. The image captures 404,880 miles across Saturn and its inner ring system, including all of Saturn's rings out to the E ring, which is Saturn's second outermost ring. Cassini's imaging team processed 141 wide-angle images to create the panorama.
Coping with Harvey
Church members sing during a Sunday service at First Baptist Church of Rockport in Rockport, Texas, on Sept. 3. The service was held outside in a tent due to severe structural damage to their sanctuary caused by hurricane Harvey.
Boston Free Speech rally
Participants wear rainbow flags during the Fight Supremacy! Boston counter-protest and resistance rally. The walk from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston ended at Boston Common, where a "free speech" event was held by groups calling themselves conservative or libertarian.
Yushu Horse-Racing Festival
A Khampa horseman performs tricks at the annual horse-racing festival in Yushu City in Qinghai province, China. The remote Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is home to Tibet's historically strongest warriors, the Khampa, who showcase their culture at the horse-racing festival.
Building famine resilience in eastern Africa
A mother and child head across the road to collect water in Melkaselah village, Ethiopia. After three failed spring rain seasons, this region in the southeast of the country is experiencing extreme drought. The government, NGOs, UN agencies and private groups are coordinating to provide aid and assistance to those affected to prevent a famine.
Juno brings a stormy Jupiter into focus
Three of the white oval storms known as the “String of Pearls” are visible near the top of this enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds captured on May 19, 2017 by Juno. Each of the alternating light and dark atmospheric bands in this image is wider than Earth, and each rages around Jupiter at hundreds of miles per hour. The lighter areas are regions where gas is rising, and the darker bands are regions where gas is sinking.
One Love Manchester Concert
Eleanor Lunn, left, and Abbey Hawkes, from Sheffield, queue up to attend the One Love Manchester benefit concert Sunday, for the victims of last month's Manchester Arena terror attack at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The attack at Ariana Grande's concert last week killed more than 20 people and injured dozens of others, many of them teenagers. The singer returned to Britain on Friday ahead of the concert to benefit victims and their families.
India’s slave laborers
Soni Vanvasi, in Varanasi, India, molded bricks for two years at a kiln outside the city in the nation’s northeast before she and her family were rescued by a local advocacy group. The kiln’s owner had refused to let workers leave and would beat them when they asked for money. ‘He wouldn’t even provide us with dry wood for cooking,’ Soni says. She and her family now live in the village of Derkali, where they are trying to apply for government programs.