Mark Byrnes

Reuters

A Dictator's Execution Spot, Now Open to Tourists

Romania reopened the site where Nicolae Ceausescu was shot, turning the former cavalry barracks into a museum.

Reuters

The Moscow Metro Is Like a Gorgeous Russian History Museum

The stations, built as a testament to Stalinism, offer marble walls, high ceilings, stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers.

Ben Marcin

Heartbreaking Photos of Lonely Rowhouses

In "Last House Standing," Ben Marcin shoots neighbor-less rowhouses surrounded by dreary, vacant lots.

Reuters

One Town Successfully Hides Its Neglect With Fake, Lively 'Storefronts'

Bushmills covered up its abandoned buildings with happier scenes. And apparently, it's working.

Reuters

Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

Stories of workers who survive on difficult work and little money.

Reuters

Israel Looks Poised to Demolish Its Bedouin Villages

The country plans to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouins who currently live in communities the government won't recognize.

Reuters

See What 1,000 Tiny, Fracking-Caused Earthquakes Can Do to a Home

Yet another reason to worry about fracking.

The World's Most Over-the-Top Shopping Mall Ads

Emerging economies promote their new shopping centers with ambitious, strange commercials.

AP

The March on Washington, Then and Now

Photos of the benchmark 1963 event, side-by-side with images from today.

Wikimedia Commons

When Airport Hopping in New York Was Cheaper, Faster, and a Little More Dangerous

New York Airways used to help air travelers get from airport to airport (and Manhattan) by helicopter.

Wikimedia Commons

Birthplace of the World's Shortest War

Stone Town, Zanzibar, experienced about 40 minutes of British bombardment in 1896.

Reuters

How Drones Are Helping Peru Save Its Ancient Temples, Pyramids and Cities

They can map the country's historic sites faster than humans, while also monitoring the areas for intruders. 

Reuters

Putin Bans Protests, Most Drivers During the Sochi Olympics

And for a month before and after.

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No, Really, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Just Arm-Wrestled Hulk Hogan

Because Rob Ford.

Reuters

Buildings on Top of Buildings in China

This mysterious temple is tightly secured, with cameras and a fingerprint lock.

SHoP Architects

Can a Hockey Arena Survive Once the Hockey Team Moves Out?

Nassau Coliseum will lose the Islanders in 2015. But developers say with a serious revamp, that might not be a problem. 

Reuters

Sochi Is on Track to Be the Most Expensive Olympics in History

Russia may spend as much as $50 billion on new sports venues, better public transit, and modernized electric power systems.

Flickr/JoséMa Orsini

Inside the World's Tallest Slum

Torre de David was supposed to be an office skyscraper for Caracas. Then the city's economy collapsed, and squatters took over.

Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Friends Have Criminal Histories and Tend to Live With Their Parents

Police and local reporters are slowly putting the complicated puzzle behind Ford and his strange circle of associates together.