National Geographic announced the travel photographer of the year in its annual competition, consisting of three categories — nature, cities and people. Judges were seeking photos that tell the story of a place, and travel moments that inspire others to explore the world.
A mass skiing competition in Russia, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Northern Lights glow over Finland, former congressman John Dingell’s funeral in Washington and more images from around the world.
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.