In 1917, the sixth year of the reign of Japanese Emperor Taishō, the Tongren Society (同人社) built the first palanquin to thank His Holiness Emperor Guan (關聖帝君) -- also known as Guan Gong (關公) -- for his blessings. People in Daxi (大溪) held the first procession for Guan Gong's birthday on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month in the same year.
Street performers dressed as brides and grooms perform a skit coined "Ex-centric" outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, July 21. The troupe performed to show their support for same-sex marriage and gender equality.
Buddhist monks walk in single file to collect daily alms from devotees along a roadside on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, July 21. Over 90 percent of Cambodia's 15 million people practice Buddhism.
Four new hills built on New York City's Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found on any playground.
Some carrying candles or calabash bowls with offerings of goat meat, thousands of Haitians made a Saturday pilgrimage to bathe in sacred waterfalls and pray for everything from a good harvest to an end to Haiti's chronic political dysfunction.
The Taiwan International Balloon Festival featured seven distinct balloons, including an octopus, turtle, and train, at its re-opening ceremony on Sunday, July 17.
Whenever a foreign friend asks what to see in the Philippines, what immediately comes to mind will always be our sun-kissed beaches with clear skies and bluer than blue or turquoise-colored waters: a real tropical paradise.
Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, the London-based "flavor experience design" duo, have come to Taiwan to hold a creative cuisine exhibition of their spin on Taiwanese local delicacies at the Taiwan Design Center (台灣設計館) in Taipei on Friday.
Austria's Interior Ministry says the government has drawn up a draft law that would allow it to take ownership of the house where Adolf Hitler was born.
In this Sunday, July 10 photo, a lone fisherman glides along on Kintla Lake in North Glacier National Park, Montana.