The Poseidon Temple
White marble from Greece adds to the gleam of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque courtyard in Abu Dhabi.
Storm clouds gather over the Wall, a 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch of tiered cliffs in Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
This island state is a leading financial and communications center for the Persian Gulf.
Saffron-robed monks enter Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.
In search of surf, a woman wanders a deserted Barbados beach.
The Colònia Güell Crypt is classic Gaudí, located on a textile estate in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, just outside Barcelona.
Framed by an intricate screen, the Forbidden City's grand Hall of Supreme Harmony sits across a broad courtyard.
Boats on the Lys River journey past centuries-old guild houses in central Ghent.
Mostar's Ottoman bridge is a hopeful link between Croats and Muslims on opposite sides.
The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, summer retreat of rulers past, now welcomes visitors but remains home to Archduke Markus Habsburg. The hillside mansion is where his great grandfather, Franz Joseph, Austria's last great emperor, spent part of almost every summer from 1831 to 1914. Here, in 1914, Franz Joseph signed a declaration of war against Serbia, a war that would bring to an end the 645-year-old Habsburg dynasty.
The moon rises over the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena.
Grapes ripen toward harvest on an estate set amid the lush landscapes around Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town.
China's Mystic Waters
Visitors are enthralled by the Jiuzhaigou reserve.
Former warehouses hold hotels and yachts share space with fishing boats in Keryneia Bay.
Bharati Shivaji and Dance Troupe
Waterways are highways in the depths of the Congo rain forest.
A lush line of palm trees stands sentinel on an isolated Dominican Republic beach.
The 1,200 coral islands of the Maldives tempt swimmers, snorkelers, and other adventurers.
Samoa is a South Pacific paradise with lush forests and warm Polynesian culture.