Saturday, May 31, 2014
Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Lions, tigers and bears! From camping in the freezing snow to tracking animals through the depths of a jungle, wildlife photographers put themselves through a lot in order to get the perfect shot. Learn just what it takes to photograph these critters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said. 

Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Many are grumbling that the Camelopardalids meteor shower was a dud, but some in the U.S. had a chance to see burning fireballs streaking the night sky early Saturday morning. iReporter Cat Connor says there were dozens of photographers camped out on Mono Lake in California, hoping to see the meteor shower. “There were many photographers there. All you could see were the lights of their cameras scattered around the lake,” she said.

Many are grumbling that the Camelopardalids meteor shower was a dud, but some in the U.S. had a chance to see burning fireballs streaking the night sky early Saturday morning. iReporter Cat Connor says there were dozens of photographers camped out on Mono Lake in California, hoping to see the meteor shower. “There were many photographers there. All you could see were the lights of their cameras scattered around the lake,” she said.

Thousands of people lost sleep over the birth of this horse. Find out why so many were watching Stormy.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly? These amazing drone videos will give you a taste. Watch the full video here

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flats, a love letter

High heels will always be a staple in women’s fashion. But flats are getting their due on the streets and the runway with more embellishment and detail, dispelling the common perception of a basic ballet flat.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Seeing North Korea through Google Glass

iReporter Kenny Zhu visited North Korea in April and shot these photos with his Google Glass. He said he was allowed to take photos as long as they reflected "the positive side" of North Korea. Find out more about his trip.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

'I was an accomplice to my brother's suicide'

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Four years ago, Erin Schwantner lost her brother to suicide a few weeks before his 21st birthday. She shared her family’s powerful story on CNN.com.

Friday, May 2, 2014

20 years at the Derby

Forget the horses — the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats! The 2014 Derby this weekend will mark iReporter John McGraw’s 20th year in attendance. Here’s a collection of impressive hats he has seen over the years at the Derby. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Protests continued late into the night, with demonstrators setting fire to tires and other debris to prevent police from advancing.

Really outstanding images from Ukraine, shot by Chris Collison, the photographer behind the photo leading the CNN homepage right now.

Friday, January 10, 2014 Monday, January 6, 2014
Dogs! In the snow! It’s way too cold for most of us to venture outdoors, but these pups sure are happy to be frolicking in the snow. We’ll just warm up with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy these photos.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/04/us/irpt-dogs-in-the-snow/index.html

Dogs! In the snow! It’s way too cold for most of us to venture outdoors, but these pups sure are happy to be frolicking in the snow. We’ll just warm up with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy these photos.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/04/us/irpt-dogs-in-the-snow/index.html

Thursday, January 2, 2014 Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I hope you have a strong stomach. The Indians have a unique body odor … too extraordinary to describe. Just cover your nose. They know they smell. Advice friends and family gave iReporter Veronica Pantaleon before her trip to Asia. 

We’re asking for people’s stories of everyday racism like this one. Send us your stories from the classroom, the checkout aisle, the book club and the workplace. Do you have a story about a time you were profiled, a time you saw someone judge, or even a time when you yourself stereotyped or judged unwittingly? Upload at ireport.cnn.com or tag your stories or reblogs with #everydayracismcnn and your blog could be featured on CNN.