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.
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
With only six days left until Christmas, Santa Claus appears to be just about everywhere—assisted by armies of Santa's Helpers.
Every day until Sunday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s ‘scope.
A look back at archival images of Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations from the past
Images of people parading, trick-or-treating, partying, or getting scared silly in haunted houses, from around the world.
Church services, processions of hooded penitents, Easter eggs hunts, Catholic passion plays, and more.
With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force. Gathered here as an early gift to you, is a collection of holiday cheer and light wrapped up in 30 photographs.
Time once more for one of my favorite holiday traditions: the eighth annual Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar.
Images of people parading, trick-or-treating, partying, or getting scared silly in haunted houses, dressed in spooky or whimsical costumes—from the U.S., China, Germany, Spain, Japan, France, and more.
Carnival season 2015 is underway across Europe and the Americas. These pre-Lent festivals, often a blend of local pagan and catholic traditions, usher out the winter and welcome in spring. The largest and most famous—the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—took place this weekend.
Two nights ago, as the stroke of midnight rolled across the world's time zones, people gathered in private and took to the streets to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, 2015.
With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force. From Europe to the Americas and Asia, gathered here as an early gift to you, is a collection of holiday cheer and light wrapped up in 30 photographs.
AFP photographer Raul Arboleda recently spent time at a FARC camp, observing daily life as the rebels demobilize and prepare to move into the next phase of their lives.
The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, recently closed down, auctioning off its collection of life-size wax figures of U.S. presidents.
Age can’t keep these senior track and field athletes from the finish line
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, photographs of the daily lives and spaces of workers in Philadelphia's Municipal Offices, made by photographer Ryan Collerd