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Slideshow: Chinese New Year: The year of the snake

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.  

Slideshow: Brazil’s carnival celebrations

 

Slideshow: Winter’s frozen splendor

Ice and snow changes our environment, as winter engulfs our world.  

Slideshow: Winter’s frozen splendor

Ice and snow changes our environment, as winter engulfs our world.  

Slideshow: Holiday season lights up

As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, take a look at beautiful light displays from around the globe.  

Slideshow: Falling for autumn

Leaves turn and crops are harvested as fall enters full swing.  

Slideshow: Bottoms up at Oktoberfest!

Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 179th Oktoberfest, which began Sept. 22 and runs until Oct. 7.  

Slideshow: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvelous city) steps into the international spotlight as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Explore some of the sights the city offers.  

Slideshow: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvelous city) steps into the international spotlight as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Explore some of the sights the city offers.  

Slideshow: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvelous city) steps into the international spotlight as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Explore some of the sights the city offers.