Photo Essays

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 —...

Uphill Battle

The task of facing down the Philippines' many internal security problems falls to a fighting force that's short on weapons and supplies and ridden with...

A Volcano in the Philippines Awakens

On Dec. 16, residents around the picturesque Mayon volcano in the central Philippines awoke to dozens of earthquakes and tremors, as the nearby Mayon volcano...

LIFE With Horace the Housebroken Hare

Carl Mydans belongs on anyone’s short list of the 20th century’s finest photojournalists. The Boston native chronicled downtrodden migrant farmers in New England...

Worst Floods in 50 Years Hit Manila

A tropical storm that swept through the Philippines over the Sept. 26 weekend left 80% of the city underwater, dozens dead and hundreds of thousands...

Scenes from the Tuna Trade

Tuna populations around the world are being fished more aggressively. Even General Santos, the so-called Tuna Capital of the Philippines, sashimi export and...

Estrada Calls Snap Election

The crisis in Manila deepens as political allies and top military and police officials abandon the embattled Philippines President