Picture of the Day

July 28, 2013

Jane Austen will be the new face of Britain’s 10 pound note beginning in 2017.


Picture of the Day

May 29, 2013



People look at cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 24, 2013. Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees were in full bloom on March 22, Japan’s weather agency said, marking the second earliest blossoming in the capital on record.

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Picture of the Day

May 5, 2012



SHANGHAI, China—High-rise flats, 1994.


Picture of the Day

December 9, 2011

NEW YORK CITY—Miles Davis, center, on the trumpet with Paul Chambers on bass, Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, and pianist Red Garland, 1958.


Picture of the Day

November 21, 2011

NEW YORK CITY—East 100th Street, 1966.


Picture of the Day

August 3, 2011

CABO DE FORMENTOR, Spain—James Baldwin at a writer’s congress, 1962.


Picture of the Day

July 14, 2011

ALABAMA—Martin Luther King Jr. leads the march from Selma to Montgomery, 1965.