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.
Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.
The American palate has gotten sophisticated enough that kimchi is considered a health food and bibimbap can be ordered alongside mac and cheese.
In recent weeks, the free-to-play Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, has been taking the world by storm, including Taiwan. Whether you are a fan of mobile games or not, you must have heard of the state-of-the-art game. Whether at home or on the street, or even in a company meeting office, people are playing it on a daily basis.
Hundreds of "Pokemon Go" fans gathered in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, on Sunday to join an annual Pikachu parade as the global phenomenon soars in popularity.
U.S. President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, waves from Air Force One before departure at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Saturday, Aug. 6. The Obamas are traveling to Martha's Vineyard for their final vacation as first family.