Postcard

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How North Korea Throws Itself a Birthday Party

It looks exactly like you'd expect.

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What Do London's Tube Stations Taste Like?

One man with synesthesia has mapped it out.

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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.

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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.

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Heartbreaking Photos of Lonely Rowhouses

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

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Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

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

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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.

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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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Birthplace of the World's Shortest War

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

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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. 

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

Because Rob Ford.

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Gorgeous 19th Century Cityscapes, Courtesy of Daguerrotype

How we learned to use Polariod's precursor to capture urban life.

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In Africa, Burying the Dead Is Big Business

Funerals are lavish affairs and, often, a burdensome expense.

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The Sad Decline of the Poconos' Resort Towns

Photographer Matt Hurst chronicles the crumbling ruins of Unity House.

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Is This Really Beijing's 'Most Outrageous Illegal Structure'?

Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.

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The Most Bizarre Contraband Items Being Confiscated Around the World

Rhino horns in Vietnam, elephant tusks in Africa, turtles in Thailand, and drugs and dirty money just about everywhere.

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Massive Flames Engulf Nairobi's Airport

International passengers are still stranded while officials come up with alternative plans.

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Jamestown Really, Really Loves Lucy

It has the festivals, museums and many murals to prove it.

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Glimpse the Absurd Parisian Ghost Town in the Middle of China

A luxury real estate developer in Hangzhou thought it could cash in on China's love for all things French. It hasn't worked out that way.