Shacks cling precariously to sandy hillsides. The flat roofs of board-and-tin hovels stretch as far as the eye can see on treeless moonscapes. Humble meals are served on battered plates.
An azure sky is seen dotted by colorful hot air balloons in Taitung on Friday, July 1. The annual Taiwan International Balloon Festival began on Friday, July 1 in Taitung and will run through Aug. 7.
Nana Mu and Chase Che pose for their wedding photos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York on Thursday, June 30. The mainland couple, who live in New York, plan to wed in October in Shandong province. Mu's comfortable sandals and some flowers are in the foreground.
The world's largest uncut diamond failed to sell at auction in London on Wednesday after the bids fell short of the reserve price.
An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Older buildings have character, often boasting features like architectural windows, wooden structures and brick and limestone facades that you don't find in many newer houses. When it's time to renovate historical buildings, there are costly challenges that aren't so charming, except to designers like Jennifer Chen (陳秋想) who recently redesigned an art store on the first floor of URS127 Art Factory (URS127玩藝工場).
Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an Israeli researcher has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo.
A year after New York City's jubilant pride parade celebrated a high point for gay Americans with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, the atmosphere surrounding the annual march couldn't be more different.
Dubai,the Mideast's desert party town, has just gotten even wetter.
A white tiger shakes off water while swimming at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan, near Tours, on Thursday, June 23.