Mark Byrnes

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These Maps Lay Out Exactly Where to Find California's Gold

Guides for prospectors, circa 1848.

A Photographic Tour of 1970s Brooklyn

Portraits of a borough in transition.

Potato Omelette Band/Facebook

In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

Protests in Kiev Turn Deadly

At least two people have been killed in violent clashes between Ukrainian police and pro-Europe protesters.

Reuters

Finding Sochi's Indigenous People

Russians drove the Circassians out in the 19th century. A handful have returned to trace their ancestral roots.

Kevin Vanier

An Insider's Look at the Mongolian Capital

The hidden wonders of Ulan Bator.

Reuters

Digging London's Newest Tunnel

Europe's biggest infrastructure project is halfway done.

Thomas Alleman

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

Simon Smith

London, Then and Now (1927 to 2013)

Filmmaker Simon Smith came up with a clever way to show how much (or little) the city has changed over the last century.

Reuters

Arresting Photos of Indonesia's Erupting Mount Sinabung

Since September, more than 25,000 people from 32 different villages have taken refuge in government provided shelters.

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Car companies show off their newest rides for an event that could generate more than $350 million for the local economy.

Associated Press

Mumbai's Snazzy New Airport Terminal

Inspired by a dancing peacock and covered with artifacts and art.

Reuters

China's Slowly Disappearing Steel Plants

The country's bleak post-industrial future.

Flickr/ CamKnows

Should Portland Save a Building It Really, Really Hates?

Almost no one likes the Michael Graves office building. But it's one of America's most important pieces of postmodern architecture.

Kashmir's Cold Spell

Snowfall has debilitated much of this Indian region.

Mark Byrnes

A Buffalo Artist Accidentally Tricked Locals Into Thinking They'd Uncovered a Past Relic

He transformed an abandoned department store's display windows into old-timey ads.

Reuters

London and Liverpool's Mayors Are Feuding Over the Beatles

And it's not the first time the two have clashed.

Snowy Scenes From 2014's First Blizzard

Hercules wreaked havoc on airports and roads in the Northeast and Midwest United States.

Vera Saltzman

Capturing the Canadian Prairie's Cold, Lonely Winters

 Vera Saltzman dealt with her move to a frigid province through photography.