It’s that time of year again – a sure sign of springtime when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom.
Earlier this month, in its first major eruption in 15 years, the Villarrica volcano, located in the border between the regions of La Auracania and Los Rios Region, in southern Chile, forced the evacuation of thousands of people amid a shower of fire and ash. And now, it’s showing activity again.
It may not be Christmastime, but the reindeer were out in full force for the Reindeer Herder’s Day. For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, the day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, reindeer races.
From the Iguacu Falls in Brazil to the Nile River in Egypt, Associated Press photographers the world over set out to capture the beauty and majesty of humankind’s most precious resource ahead of World Water Day on Sunday.
We often take it for granted, but fresh water is one element we must always have nearby. – Associated Press photos
Mayor Kristof Pajer was looking for a way to save his tiny Hungarian community from extinction. The solution? He put the whole village up for rent.
For 210,000 forints ($730) a day, visitors get access to seven guest houses that sleep 39 people, a bus stop, horses, chickens and four hectares (10 acres) of farm land.
Guests are offered the temporary title of deputy mayor, giving them the right to oversee law and order and rename the four village streets for the length of their stay.