Top Gallery: Day in photos

Alex Brenner gets hit in the face with a wet sponge during Kidzfest Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Conroe, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Conroe Courier via AP)

(Jason Fochtman / AP)

Most popular galleries

Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

The densely populated capital, Kathmandu, is shaken; more than 2,200 are reported dead.

Winners of the Sony World Pictures awards

American photographer John Moore won the competition with his images of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Winners of the Architizer A+ Awards

Honors went to firms based on both a jury and popular vote in categories including family homes, libraries and museums.

Best news photos of the week

An elephant’s kiss, presidential campaigning, protests over Freddie Gray’s death and more from the week’s news.

Editor's choice

PH/STAFF Washington Post Studio DATE: 4/15/04 PHOTO: Julia Ewan/TWP CAPTION: Michel du Cille, The Washington Post. Assistant Managing Editor/Photography... manORG XMIT: DIGITAL

The career of Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille

Michel du Cille died at 58 doing the work he loved. He was completely devoted to the story of Ebola, and he was determined to stay on the story despite its risks.

A railway officer is seen through a window on a passing train in Vietnam in April 2013. (Eugenio Grosso)

A beautiful journey on Vietnam’s railway

The nearly 80-year-old railway is a window into Vietnam’s past and future.

Galleries

(Bernat Armangue / AP)

Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

The densely populated capital, Kathmandu, is shaken; more than 2,200 are reported dead.

(Dustin Franz for The Washington Post)

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

Eric Holder’s final day at the office

During a farewell speech, the attorney general said he took pride in his efforts to empower the powerless and protect civil rights.

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Capitals lose Game 6 to the New York Islanders

The series heads back to Verizon Center for Game 7 on Monday after a 3-1 loss at Nassau Coliseum.

(Rich Lipski)

Iconic Washington Post images: Buy reader favorites

Go to www.washingtonpostreprints.com and click on “Purchase a Photo for Personal Use.”