The freaks at Google News have put out (in a rather stealthy manner) a really cool news photo browsing view. If you hit the regular Google News destination, along the left side nav you’ll see “Image Version.” Clicking on it will get something like this:
Mind you, that link seems to come and go. They seem to be toying with the new feature. You can get there directly (at least as of this post) by adding a “imv=1” URL parameter to your link (here’s a direct link). It’s pretty slick and works against news searches as well as the main categories.
I still very much enjoy Google News. It’s a great way to dig around for perspectives from lesser-known news sources.