Reuters highlights some of its best optical illusion images from around the world.
The ‘Step into the Void’ art installation at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix offers a breathtaking look over the French Alps.
The ritual is performed by the sulfur miners of Mount Ijen who slaughter a goat and then bury the head in the crater of the volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The sacrifice is performed to ward off potential disasters for the next year. WARNING: Some graphic images are included in this gallery.
King Arthur Pendragon, a senior Druid, led a protest march past the new Stonehenge visitor centre in protest at English Heritage display of ancient human remains excavated from the environs of Stonehenge on December 18, 2013 in Wiltshire, England.
Anti-balaka militiamen, who were former members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA), take part in a training session on the outskirts of Bangui on December 17, 2013.
A survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan erects a Christmas tree in the rubble, sculptors gather for the Brussels Ice Magic Festival, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is re-elected and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 16 Daily Brief: Santa spottings around the globe, Palestinians battle floodwaters, and bodybuilders prep for Myanmar competition
Santa spottings around the globe, Palestinians battle floodwaters, bodybuilders prep for Myanmar competition and more in today’s daily brief.
South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the “Rainbow Nation” ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. More
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most prolific of the big, annual meteor showers, and also one of the strangest. When viewing conditions are ideal, it is possible to see between 100 and 140 meteors per hour. However, this year the Geminid peak coincided with a nearly-full moon. Because the light of the moon will drowned out some of the dimmer meteors, sky watchers saw between 40 to 60 meteors Friday night. More
Dec. 13 Daily Brief: Bidding farewell to Mandela, protests in Kiev, opening ceremonies for swimming championships
South Africans bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, protesters guard a barricade on Independence Square in Kiev, opening ceremonies are held for the Len European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark, and more in today’s daily brief.