Other Royal Weddings
Newly-wed royal couple, Brunei's Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Sarah Pengiran Salleh recite a prayer during their wedding ceremony at Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan on Sept. 9, 2004. The future king of oil-rich Brunei presented his new teenage bride to the world on Thursday in a gilded, traditional ceremony attended by Asian leaders and Arab royalty.
From migrant to middle class
Michelle Castillo Salazar teaches fourth grade at Muñoz Elementary school in Donna, Texas. When the Monitor first met Michelle 17 years ago, such a future was anything but certain. The then-17-year-old was a third generation migrant, traveling twice yearly with her farmworker father, mother, and two sisters between Illinois and Texas.
2017 Monitor photos of the year
Amy Kelash (l.) and Ann Kelash call family members from the National Mall in Washington after arriving on a bus from Minnesota to see Donald Trump sworn in as president on Jan. 20.
Photo book staff picks for 2017
Afghanistan is a rugged, violent land with a tragic history and some of the most photogenic people on the planet. Photographer Steve McCurry has been documenting its story for almost 40 years. His powerful images have made him famous. (Remember “Afghan Girl” – the green-eyed beauty with the haunting look on the cover of a 1985 National Geographic?)
Birds rise where Audubon once lived
As part of the Audubon Mural Project, Louise 'Ouizi' Jones works on a wall-sized mural of a black-headed grosbeak on W. 149th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Convent Avenue in upper Manhattan, New York. She alternates between using a paintbrush and cans of spray paint.