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Wen-You Cai, courtesy of Cai Studio

Shanghai's Newest Art Exhibit Includes an Ark Filled With Stuffed Animals

Cai Guo-Qiang's haunting installations reflect on nature—and the horrible things people keep doing to it.

KANVA/Marc Cramer

Montreal's Newest Concrete-Slab Building Is Brightened With Film Stills by Thomas Edison

Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to an apartment building's flat facade.

REUTERS/Mike Segar

These Dogs Hunt NYC's Gnarliest Rats for Sport

For nearly a decade, one group has chased the city's most notorious pests with their faithful pets.

REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

10 Years Later, Here Are the Remains of Athens' Olympic Games

A look at the aging symbols of Greece's pre-crisis spending.

Las Vegas News Bureau

Atomic Tests Were a Tourist Draw in 1950s Las Vegas

Nevada's nuclear-bomb testing spawned a spectator culture tinged with both profound fear and Sin City delight.

James Haseltine/Oregon Air National Guard

The Drought-Ravaged West Sprouts a Massive Pyrocumulus

This stunning cloud was caused by updrafts from wildfires.

Nikolay Nikolov

Communism, Geometry, and the Stories Buildings Tell in Bulgaria

One photographer's "alternative photo guide" to the city of Sofia.

Kyler Zeleny

Documenting the Sparsely Populated Canadian West

A "visual sociologist" photographs dozens of small towns and their struggle to stay relevant in the 21st century.

Troy Holden

'A Race Against Time' to Capture a Rapidly Changing San Francisco

After 18 years in the city, a photographer tries to preserve its disappearing faces and places. 

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

The Rooftop Homes of Cairo's Racing Pigeons

Pigeon breeding has a long and rich history in the region, dating back 4,000 years.

Magnum Photos/Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Gets the Magnum Photos Treatment in a New Exhibit

Some of the world's best photographers spent time in Wisconsin's biggest city to produce "Postcards from America: Milwaukee."

Travis Huggett

Photographing New Yorkers on the Bus

Travis Huggett waits at bus stops and red lights to artfully capture MTA passengers at night.

Debbie Williams/WKRG TV

Pensacola, Florida, Wins for 2014's Most Frightening Cloud

Is it safe to come out from under the bed now?

(All photos by Ben Marcin)

A Photo Project Ponders Skyscrapers Without a Skyline

An artist obsessed with capturing lonesome structures takes on tall, urban buildings.

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London's Book Benches Highlight the Capital's Great Literary Works

A public art project invites you to have a seat on outsized versions of tomes linked to the city.

Henning Rogge

The Haunting Beauty of Germany's WWII Bomb Craters

A New York art exhibit explores the scars war left on the landscape.

Dougie Wallace/Dewi Lewis Publishing

The Grotesque Glory of Blackpool's Stag and Hen Parties

Street photographer Dougie Wallace embedded himself in the lewd, bloody bashes of England's worst bachelor-party destination.

Thomas Kelly

The World Cup Ghost Town Effect

Normally buzzing Buenos Aires ground to a halt Wednesday to watch Argentina compete in the World Cup.

Radius Books/Alex Webb

Faces of a Shrinking Company Town

A new photography book explores Rochester in the 12 months following Kodak's bankruptcy filing.