In northern Japan, the Tsugaru Railway operates between Tsugaru Goshogawara and Tsugaru Nakazato stations, about 12 miles apart, or a 45 minute ride through a quiet rural landscape.
On January 9, hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees in Manila, Philippines, took part in a barefoot procession lasting 22 hours, carrying a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through the streets.
The high temperature on Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia, reached 84° F (29° C), and residents and tourists took to Bondi Beach to play and cool off.
Recently, Reuters photographer Sergei Karpukhin spent time in Russia’s far north, visiting reindeer herders as they brought their herds into the settlement of Krasnoye.
For the past five weekends, hundreds of thousands of protesters have been occupying large parts of downtown Seoul, in some of the largest demonstrations seen in decades.
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In Russia’s Siberian wilderness, a new gold rush is on, as local ‘tuskers’ set up illegal ivory mines, blasting away soil and permafrost to find the tusks, horns, and bones of woolly mammoths and rhinos.
The photographer Fabian Muir has visited the closed-off country five times, hoping for a glimpse of the everyday.
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has continued his bloody war on illegal drugs, resulting in more than 2,000 violent deaths over the past two months.
Young fighters find their way in and out of the ring.
The recent war on crime in the Philippines has overfilled an already-strained prison system.
A South Korean program brings participants together to reflect on their lives by experiencing their own fake funeral.
Wildlife officials armed with a court order entered the temple to remove the tigers and investigate potential criminal misconduct.
Images and portraits from present-day Hiroshima
Later this month, Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, 71 years after the United States dropped the first atomic weapon used in warfare on the city in 1945.
For the past five years, Russia has been building a new spaceport in its Far East, about 3,500 miles (5,500 kilometers) away from Moscow, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
The photographer Renaud Philippe returned to the epicenter of last year’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake to document what progress has been made in some of the hardest-to-reach villages.
While researching World War II images at the U.S. National Archives, I came across several photos I had not seen before, of Japanese dummy aircrafts made of bamboo and wood planking.
On April 25, 2015, a violent set of earthquakes struck Nepal, killing almost 9,000 people, and damaging or destroying nearly 800,000 homes. A year later, some of the debris has been cleared away, but very little reconstruction has taken place.
Late last week, a series of powerful earthquakes struck southern Japan over several days, the most powerful—Magnitude 7.3—occurring early on April 16.
Every year from April 13 to 15, the Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, takes place across Thailand.
Japanese women’s professional wrestling can be intense and brutal in the ring, while promoting fantasy elements to its mostly-male fan base.
Photos of the enterprising and colorful gas stations capitalizing on Burma's budding energy industry.
Five years ago a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan.
Early marriage is a common cultural practice within the Rohingya Muslim communities in Myanmar. Limited food rations in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh causes even more families to force their young daughters to marry.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Winning images and honorable mentions from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.
California wildfires, the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light in England, a snowy football game in New York, Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, and much more.