Mark Byrnes

Reuters

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon

The once-bustling capital is now floundering.

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What Do London's Tube Stations Taste Like?

One man with synesthesia has mapped it out.

Reuters

All You Really Need to Know About the 2020 Summer Olympics Bids

A cheatsheet on which city might be chosen as the next future host of the Summer Olympics—Tokyo, Madrid, or Istanbul.

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Well, This Is Certainly One of the Worst Public Bus Stories We've Ever Heard

In Detroit, a rider says a bus driver cursed at her and refused to let her off. And then things got really bad.

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.

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The March on Washington, Then and Now

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

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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.

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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.