TIME space

See The 10 Best Space Selfies Ever Taken

The space selfie phenomenon is not new, astronauts have been turning the camera on themselves since 1966

TIME brazil

These Photos Show Just How Bad Brazil’s Drought Really Is

These photographs show the Cantareira reservoir in Sao Paulo, Brazil as the country experiences its worst drought in 80 years. The water levels in the reservoir, which is the region's main source of water, are currently at 6% of total capacity.

TIME On Our Radar

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

More than 170,000 images compete for the ultimate award

Five American photographers are in the running to win this year’s Professional Photographer of the Year title at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Getty Images’ John Moore, Aristide Economopoulos, Lisa Krantz, Kerry Mansfield and Jassen Todorov are among the dozens of photographers to have been short-listed for the competition’s 2015 edition.

Their work was selected from among more than 170,000 images from 171 countries.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London on April 23, with the Professional Photographer of the Year receiving a $25,000 cash prize.

TIME Tibet

See the Dalai Lama’s Life in Pictures

He has made a life out of advocating for peace and understanding

Correction appended, Feb. 27.

The Dalai Lama was enthroned 75 years ago on Feb. 22, 1940, at the age of 4. Since then, he’s been a strong advocate for tolerance; in 1989, he won a Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy efforts for an independent Tibet. Here’s a look back at his life in photos, from his young enthronement to his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Read next: Exclusive: The Dalai Lama Talks Pot, Facebook and the Pope With TIME

Correction: The original version of this photo gallery included a picture that did not show Dalai Lama.

TIME movies

See Every Visual Effects Winner in Oscar History

When imagination becomes reality

Visual effects have come a long way since Star Wars took home the first Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1978. Revisit everything from a galaxy far, far away to a dream near you with a look at every Visual Effects Oscar winner since the award’s inception.

TIME movies

See All the Best Actresses in Oscar History

From Katharine Hepburn to Meryl Streep, meet all the best leading women to have claimed Oscar gold

TIME space

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

A selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage NASA photos will be auctioned in London

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