Thai monks honor Buddha with festival of light [Photos]
February 26, 2013, 10:06 a.m. by Catie Leary
Makha Bucha, which commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha, is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month of the year in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
China hit by heavy snowfall, antics ensue [Photos]
February 20, 2013, 11:58 a.m. by Catie Leary
Up to a half foot of snow fell across China's Anhui and Jiangsu provinces this week, prompting school closures and travel headaches.
Baby chimpanzee explores its grassy habitat [Photo]
February 12, 2013, 10:35 a.m. by Catie Leary
The little primate was born in November 2012 at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur.
Revelers celebrate Rose Monday with 'jumping parade' [Photos]
February 11, 2013, 11:28 a.m. by Catie Leary
The Springerzug parade is a German carnival tradition organized to celebrate Rose Monday, a day of free-spirited merrymaking before the beginning of Lent.
Flapjacks fly as choir kids celebrate Pancake Day [Photo]
February 5, 2013, 12:38 p.m. by Catie Leary
During last year's Pancake Day, an estimated 4 million pancakes were consumed in IHOP restaurants. (That's enough to form a stack of flapjacks nearly 16 miles high!)
Who turned down the thermostat? Macaques want to know [Photos]
January 30, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Catie Leary
Snow monkeys are famous for their peculiar wintertime activities, which include hot springs bathing and epic snowball fights.
'Tough Guy' competitors tackle extreme fire and ice [Photos]
January 28, 2013, 12:41 p.m. by Catie Leary
Every year, thousands of tough men and women attempt the grueling 8-mile-long assault course, which includes 25 daunting obstacles such as fire pits, freezing pools of water and muddy trenches.
Pony sweaters: All the rage in the Shetland Islands [Photo]
January 25, 2013, 2:50 p.m. by Catie Leary
Shetland pony ambassadors sport handmade wool sweaters to promote tourism in Scotland.
Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massive blaze [Photos]
January 24, 2013, 11:16 a.m. by Catie Leary
With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 Chicago firefighters rushed to the scene on Tuesday night to wrangle with a massive fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.