In the Argentina bank heist over the weekend, a band of thieves tunneled through a 100-foot-hole into a neighboring bank and stole the contents of more than 100 safety deposit boxes.
A group of elderly Chinese women wearing Christmas hats take a dip in the icy waters on a frozen river in Shenyang, northeastern China's Liaoning province on Dec. 20. Winter swimming is especially popular amongst the elderly and retired as it's believed to benefit health, and also said to increase the level of mental awareness, and release stress.
They not only croak when attacked, but when they cannibalistically attack members of their own species as well, scientists find.
A TP Mazembe soccer supporter mugs for the camera during the club World Cup semifinal soccer match against Brazil's SC Internacional do Porto Alegre at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The move follows Brazil days earlier, though some Jewish leaders say they worry about a copycat phenomenon that could be 'counter-productive' to the peace process.
Europe: Man-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe. Large cities are often located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. This image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which currently operates four satellites carrying the Operational Linescan System (OLS) in low-altitude polar orbits.
As the South American giants face off, economists test a theory about the timing of effort exertion in a finite-length bilateral industry contest. In other words, is it risky to anger Brazilian players with early goals?
One of five members of the Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team jumps into the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is celebrating Air Force Week. The Air Force Week program offers men and women of the United States Air Force the unique opportunity to share their experiences with members of the local community.
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner – whose wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is the current president – died of an apparent heart attack today.
The life of Joshua Slocum – first man to sail solo around the world – makes for a rich seafaring yarn.