After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry's biggest stages.
As summer temperatures soared outside, the world's largest indoor theme park, featuring popular Marvel and Cartoon Network-branded rides, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in the Middle East's tourist hub of Dubai -- the latest in a myriad of new attractions here.
Ji Mengyu sinks into a soft chair with her cup of tea to the sound of tinkling teaspoons and light chatter. The opulently decorated Victorian tea salon is quintessentially British, something straight out of Downton Abbey. Except it's in Beijing.
Paul Lavoie of Derry, New Hampshire, and Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, dig clams at dawn, Friday, Sept. 2, at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. The friends made an early-morning drive to Maine to catch the low tide.
People look at a giant sand castle in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Sept. 2. The castle was made of 2,300 tons of sand.
This photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 1, in Saint-Louis, on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, shows the moon covering the sun, leaving a ring of fire around the moon, during an annular solar eclipse.
Runners cruise by the lighthouse on the breakwater at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 1.
A vineyard's unique selling point is its terroir, that indefinable sense of place conveyed by the soil, location and climate. Biodynamics helps accentuate this sense of place. But biodynamic approaches are underappreciated, and in some cases shrouded in confusion.
A lawyer's research has resulted in the re-establishment of a historic vineyard in a French region more famous for apples and cheese.
Hundreds of thousands of revelers took to the streets to celebrate London's Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, as police made more than 400 arrests during the festival's 50th anniversary.