It is also a platform for journalists and photographers from various media organizations to discover the best story or capture a defining moment.
Moments of joy at 84th Academy Awards ceremony.
J-10 fighters take to the sky
A general view of the state opera during the traditional Opera Ball (Opernball) in Vienna, Feb 16, 2012.
Shivaratri festival in Nepal
For some turmoil-ravaged countries like Sudan and Libya, the African Cup means much more than sports. It could bright strength and hope; it could restore national pride and confidence.
As temperatures hitting a sweltering 40 Celsius, red-faced players got sweated through at Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena during opening days of the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament, swathing themselves in ice packs wet towels.
In photos: Facial expressions in Melbourn
In photos: Hong Kong Fashion Week
Dancers perform on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) dress rehearsal for the upcoming Bread and Butter fashion trade show in Berlin Jan 16, 2012.
In photos: Australian Open under way
In photos: Youth olympic Games in Innsbruck