Gunmen took more than 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali's capital, on Friday. Here are photos of the drama as it unfolded.
A series of shootings and explosions killed more than 120 in and around the French capital on Friday night. This is what Paris looked like in the immediate aftermath.
Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.
In an age of smartphones, it's easy to take an overwhelming number of photos. NPR's picture editor, Kainaz Amaria, has some tips for creating a bounty of images without driving yourself crazy.