Mark Byrnes

Reuters

China's Changing Shipyards

The national government issued a series of reforms to fix a struggling industry, but many will be left behind.

Reuters

The Ice Storm That Stole Toronto's Christmas

Mayor Rob Ford says it won't be possible restore heat and electricity to everyone in time for the holiday.

Reuters

Brazil Says Goodbye to the Kombi—For Now

The world famous VW van has ceased production, though a last-ditch political effort could save it.

Reuters

The Year in Rob Ford

Never forget.

Alexander Vigdorov

Moscow's 'Sexy' New Subway Stations

Stylish spots that intensely fashionable Muscovites will love.

China's Newest Status Symbol: Bodyguards

Louis Vuitton? Lamborghini? So passé. China's wealthiest now use armed security to flaunt their social status.

Antonio Olmos

A London Artist's Big Project: Photograph the Site of Every Homicide

Antonio Olmos memorialized the city's often-overlooked tragedies. In the process, he gained a new perspective on violent crime.

Germany Is Building Its Own Resort for the World Cup

Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.

Reuters

German Cities Fear a Fresh Immigration Wave

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will get full access to Western Europe's job market and welfare systems next year.

YouTube

San Francisco Luxury Apartment Promo Embarrasses Its Own Tenants

At least one person who can afford the rent at NEMA thinks this ad is ridiculous.

Reuters

How People Outside of Kiev Feel About the Ukraine Protests

In industrial Donetsk, locals see the ongoing protests as economically dangerous. In tourist-friendly Lviv, it's a fight for self-preservation.

Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin

Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

Rob Hornstra

'Like the Florida of Russia, but Cheaper'

A fascinating new book offers an inside glimpse of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in February.

The Surprisingly Stressful Life of a Greek Presidential Guard

The soldiers wear 7-pound shoes and stand motionless for more than 100 hours a month.

Jen DuMars

An Intimate Portrait of a Baltimore Neighborhood

Photographer Jen DuMars gives viewers a day-to-day look at life in Charles Village.

Associated Press

Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.

Andrew Cowen

The Unappealing Urbanism of Sydney's Princes Highway

The 6-lane route has no lack of storefronts or homes, but it's not a place you'd want to spend much time.

Reuters

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

Janol Apin

Watch People Act Out Paris's Subway Station Names

Photographer Janol Apin shoots playful scenes along the platforms.