Libraries are continuing to draw users in Taipei, even in an age where information is instantly available at the press of a button.
Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Napoleon Bonaparte's handwriting graced thousands of letters and military documents. But just a few documents also bore the delicate loops of his consort's signature.
Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.
Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities that took place amid heightened security following robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.
The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.
The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey -- the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.
Deep in the heart of Israel's desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape.
Even in the city that never sleeps, it's common to see New Yorkers doze off on the subway. But New York City's police commissioner is instructing police officers to wake passengers in an effort to keep them safe.