The Big Picture displays images of current events, but large enough to fill your browser window. It sounds obvious, but simply having big images makes a hell of a difference to their impact. The front page selects one image, but each post contains 15-20. Good places to start might be Daily Life in Sadr City, Mississippi Floodwaters and an Indonesian mud volcano (accidentally created during drilling, it’s now destroyed 10,000 homes). It’s not all depressing, though – there’s also a rain-soaked Euro 2008 match, weather conditions on Mars and helicopter shots of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil.