The sweet wines of Hungary from the eponymous region of Tokaj were once the most prestigious, and most expensive, in the world. How vinous fashions change. The wines of Tokaj changed -- in a downward direction -- under Communism.
Crowds of "Pokemon Go" players cram into Beitou Park, Taipei, Friday, Aug. 19. Even late at night, the park has become a hot venue for capturing virtual pocket monsters, attracting many players.
Hot-air balloons rise into the sky over the Hsinchu City grasslands, early Saturday morning, Aug. 20. The hot-air balloon event attracted more than 10,000 people, many happy to take photos of the scenery despite failing to secure one of the free rides being offered.
The world's premier cool climate wine conference was held in the UK for the first time late in May, a sign of the increased recognition of the country's wine industry.
Young Nepalese Hindu priests bathe as a part of holy rituals during the Janai Purnima festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Thursday, Aug. 18.
Indonesian men climb greased poles to retrieve prizes during the Independence Day festivities at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 17.
A man floats past the reflection of a public sculpture standing by a river in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 15. Swimming in the capital's rivers is a popular pastime in summer and even in the frigid winter.
The global "Pokemon Go" craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there to whole countries imposing a ban on the smartphone game.
A member of the French Trans Express theater company performs at the Sziget Festival on Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 13.
Italy will retain its crown as the world's biggest wine producer this year, the country's main agricultural body predicted Friday as the first grapes of the 2016 vintage were harvested.