Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.
Photographers from more than 170 countries contributed to the 6th annual Sony World Photography Awards, whose winner is announced Feb. 5. Here are some of the shortlisted finalists.
The protests are spurred by disillusionment with the pace of democratic reforms, the toll of a grinding economic crisis and opposition to President Mohamed Morsi
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII, the team's second.
Beyonce's Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVII
There's a permanence to space that far exceeds the fleeting lives of the people who come to explore it. This never seems truer than when we remember the people who have perished in the effort. Feb. 1 is NASA's official day of remembrance.
Flamboyant New York City Mayor Ed Koch, the brash politician who oversaw the city's financial recovery during three city hall terms, has died at age 88.
Great public buildings don't dwarf people; they enlarge them. And for 100 years-it opened on Feb. 2, 1913-one of the greatest has been Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
The weather system spans from Michigan to Louisiana across a broad expanse of the eastern half of the U.S., bringing winds strong enough to overturn 18-wheelers and reducing buildings to rubble.
When the action wanes, stars have always taken to the stage for the year's largest television audience
Hailing from France, Marine Deleeuw was 18 when she first strutted down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week last September. As the Big Apple prepares for the next round of shows in February, we look at the fast-paced life of a top fashion model.
A fire erupted at a nightclub in southern Brazil early Jan. 27. Nearly 250 people were killed and another 200 were injured in the deadliest fire of its kind in a decade.
A selection of the best photography from TIME's coverage of the revolution that started on Jan. 25, 2011, and its turbulent aftermath
Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family brought to you by the photo editors of TIME
While Pentagon regulations have long barred women from close-in combat, like infantry and armor units, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is announcing the beginning of the end of those rules
The city's largest fire in seven years took nearly 200 firefighters about two hours to extinguish as the blaze ripped through an abandoned warehouse on the city's South Side.
Washington, D.C. was euphoric on Monday, as tens of thousands turned out to celebrate the re-election of Barack Obama.
The International Space Station (ISS) may be the greatest machine you never gave a thought to. It's 354 ft. (108 m) long, 240 ft (73 m) wide and with its vast array of solar panels would almost perfectly cover the rectangle of a football field.
Tough Mudder was launched in 2010 and has seen rapid growth in people willing to put themselves through a grueling challenge of 10-12 mile long courses with many obstacles along the way.
For millennia, Hindu devotees have flocked to the holy banks of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers to participate in a ritual cleansing known as the Kumbh Mela
A Russian diver and zoologist produces astounding photography of undersea creatures.
The heat wave across Australia has spiked to unfathomable levels as the ominously-labeled "dome of heat" blankets the continent, sparking wildfires that have caused more than $60 million in damage and claimed more than 120 homes.
TIME's photo editors bring you the best pictures from the front lines from around the world, and the home front.
From mapping the moon's gravity to intense views of the Northern Lights, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from February 2013