Published May 22, 2014
The 3.2 gigapixel Global Selfie mosaic, hosted by GigaPan, was made with 36,422 individual images that were posted to social media sites on or around Earth Day. NASA asked people around the world to answer a question “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” on social media, with a selfie. The goal was to use each picture as a pixel in the creation of a “Global Selfie” – a mosaic image that would look like Earth appeared from space on Earth Day. People on every continent – 113 countries and regions in all – posted selfies.
Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers ride rubber boats near Eniyabanare Island during a military drill, off Setouchi town on the southern Japanese island of Amami Oshima, Kagoshima prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
A boy gestures with a knife in front of a barricade that is on fire during a protest after French troops opened fire on protesters blocking a road in Bambari, Central African Republic.
A hippopotamus has its teeth cleaned by a keeper in its enclosure in Qingdao Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province, China.
A police officer fires to disperse people who are protesting the Soma mine disaster that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey. A protester was seriously injured during clashes.
In this photo released by the Italian Navy, a fishing boat filled with migrants is towed toward the Navy ship San Giorgio that is bound for Sicily.
Judge Jennifer Lopez, an American singer and actress, takes a "selfie" during the American Idol XIII 2014 Finale in Los Angeles, California, May 21, 2014.
French Navy sailors attend a ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris.
Twenty-one-month-old Adelson Gannod looks at a young male Sumatran tiger while visiting the new $19.5-million tiger habitat at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park in San Diego's San Pasqual Valley, USA, May 21, 2014.
A model dressed as a mermaid poses in front of the Eiffel Tower during sunrise in Paris.