The infamous German inscription that reads 'Work Makes Free' at the main gate of the Auschwitz I extermination camp in Oswiecim in Poland

70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

20 Jan World leaders are due to attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where the Nazis murdered more than 1.1m people.

Workmen put the finishing touches to the birthplace of Robert Burns, as part of events to mark his 256th birthday

Images of the Day

23 Jan Some of the most striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

A huge fire ripped through an apartment building near the Hudson River in New Jersey yesterday

Images of the Day

22 Jan Some of the most striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

A stunning view of Glendasan Valley in the Wicklow Mountains (Pic: Richard Williams)

Images of the Day

21 Jan Some of the most striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

A man rides a horse next to a bonfire during 'Las Luminarias' Festival in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain

Images of the Day

17 Jan A selection of images from around the world over the past 24 hours.