Photo Essays

Born Under Fire: The Dawn of Israel, 1948

[Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on Sunday, January 11, 2014. He was 85 years old and had been in a coma for eight years. Here, LIFE.com recalls...

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day —...

Scores Killed in Latest Cairo Protests

Police open fired on protesters supporting ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi early Saturday, leaving dozens dead. Conflicting reports of the number of...

Cast in Mud: Child Laborers of Cairo

In Egypt, there are 1.4 million child laborers. Children from Cairo's City of the Dead toil in tile, glass, shoe and carpet factories 10 hours a day, six days a...

The New Battle for Egypt

Egyptians take sides and take to the streets as President Mohamed Morsi assumes emergency powers he says are necessary to help pass a constitution

Egyptian Copts Mourn and Riot in Cairo

The grim specter of sectarian violence hovers once more over Egypt after a weekend of deadly riots involving Egyptian Copts in Cairo, which followed the funerals...

A Night in Tahrir Square

After the February 3 clashes between anti-Mubarak protesters and those who support the regime, the demonstrators hold their positions on the square — and wait ...