Dramatic images from around the world
In this week's collection of dramatic images, celebrate as Monarch butterflies make their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico. Gaze amazed at a gigantic Harvest Moon as it lights up the sky like a Chinese lantern.
There's more. Desert Roses aren't what Sting and Cheb Mami painted them to be. They're actually obese little plants that grow in the desert at Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen.
What do North Korean soldiers do when they see South Korean compatriots across the border?
Follow the world's first deaf sailor on his gallant solo odyssey around the world. Ride a train over the Danube River. Watch Chinese circus artists teach monkeys to smile. Peek into volcano craters and climb snowy peaks.
With so much to see right here, why do you need a visa to travel the world?
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'People sunbathe at the beach of the luxurious seaside resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Every summer, Argentines flock to Uruguay's glamorous Punta del Este beach resort to get tanned and be seen.... more
'People sunbathe at the beach of the luxurious seaside resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Every summer, Argentines flock to Uruguay's glamorous Punta del Este beach resort to get tanned and be seen. But this season, currency controls in Argentina are keeping some visitors away and forcing others to tighten their belts. Dollars are widely accepted in Uruguay and tourists tend to pay cash for holiday rentals. Argentina's virtual ban on foreign currency purchases has sent the black-market rate for dollars soaring, however, making a trip to "Punta" doubly expensive.less