Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Residents of the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed "Venice of the Jungle" live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycle taxis as the most popular form of transport. Teenagers swim in the same areas where they played soccer during the other six months of the year.
It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov accepted a new honorific title, the "People's Horse Breeder," on Sunday at celebrations for the Day of the Horse in the isolated Central Asian country.
Monday, April 27, 2015
There's something about a British general election that brings out oddballs, loons and eccentric buffoons who dream of making it to parliament.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
When Darwin the Labrador retriever crashed out of a service dog program for people, conservationists found him a very different sort of job: sniffing out giant African land snails that are threatening crops on the most visited of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The pups came from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: "Beautiful Bulldog."
Gripping tightly with her hands, her feet searching for a foothold, Salwa Khashan edges along a sheer rock face in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, urged on by friends below.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
In the middle of the dusty California desert, a group of Cahuilla Native Americans gather, as they have for generations, for the annual agave festival.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Guided by a therapist and cue cards, Jose Canoy carefully removed a waffle from the griddle, turned off the waffle maker and asked for a serving plate from the kitchen staff at Manila's brightly-decorated Puzzle Cafe. Each of Canoy's next moves were similarly laid out in index cards with pictures: A script for greeting customers, offering them the menu, serving the food and finally handing out the bill.
"Mamma Mia!" may be in its final year on Broadway, but the ABBA musical is getting a rebirth of sorts -- this time in a restaurant setting.