The winners of an AirBnb competition were offered a free one-night stay in an underwater bedroom surrounded by a shark tank at the Paris aquarium.
Parts of France and the UK are currently being battered by Storm Imogen. Thousands of homes have been left without power and commuters hit by road and rail chaos as Storm Imogen batters the South with gale force winds and torrential rain.
About 4,000 people from Syria, Sudan and other countries are estimated to be camped out in a migrant camp in Calais, France as they try to reach Britain. Some migrants have moved recently into new facilities, but most are still sleeping in what’s been called Europe’s biggest slum.
Lyon, France residents and tourists celebrated a scaled-down version of the Festival of Lights, an annual celebration for more than 150 years.
The municipality canceled the event in light of the Paris attacks in November. Those who attended the unofficial festival this year dedicated the event to the victims of the attacks.
Six Americans were among dozens of hostages freed from a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, after gunmen attacked the building early Friday. The attack on the Belgian-owned Radisson-Blu Hotel left at least three dead according to Malian authorities, with conflicting reports on how many people were still trapped in the hotel and whether there were Americans among them.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, more than 20 U.S. governors are seeking to keep Syrian refugees out of their states, although experts question their authority over immigration. The resettlement of refugees is also receiving fresh scrutiny in Europe.
Across the globe, notable structures were lit in red, white and blue in a show of solidarity with France after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Baltimore is one of the latest world cities to be turned on to large-scale artistic light displays. The inaugural Light City Baltimore, modeled after the Vivid Sydney festival in Australia, is planned for seven days this spring. These photos of the Sydney festival and six others around the world offer a glimpse of the type of treatments the Inner Harbor and locations in five city neighborhoods might get.