Change and catastrophe produced one of the world's most beautiful dances: The Dance of the Feather.
Desperate families facing ever new obstacles from weather, hunger and thirst to barbed wire fences - these pictures hammer at emotions for one tragic week after another.
Otto Perez Molina resigned and was arrested on charges of corruption and accepting bribes; the elections that followed sent a confused message.
"This visit to Guatemala reinforced how important it is to include strong labor protections in our trade deals and to make sure the U.S. follows through with enforcement of those rules."
In 1945, after Japan's surrender in World War II, Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed independence of Vietnam from France and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
"If the door starts to close on generic production of antiretrovirals, any hope of ending the global AIDS epidemic in our lifetime will quickly evaporate."
Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.
A group of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called for the suspension of projected U.S. aid to Honduran police.
A basic gesture of solidarity is indispensable in respect of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
Ruben Espinosa was evidently on a special list because of his photojournalism activities, including the investigation of a previous murder of a journalist.