This morning's Illinois earthquake registered a 3.8 on the Richter Scale. How does that stack up against past US tremors?
Three of the four main candidates in Sunday's presidential race tilt toward the right. Among them, front-runner Laura Chinchilla could become the nation's first woman president.
A baby waits in a basket to board a train in Nanjing, northeastern China.
‘THE MARBLE CATHEDRAL’ Natural rock formation reflects water’s hues near Puerto Tranquilo, a small village near Lake General Carrera.
Billionaire Sebastián Piñera won the presidency in Sunday’s election. His task is to ensure that his precessors’ commitment to human rights continues.
Conservative tycoon Sebastian Piñera won the second round of Chile's presidential election on Sunday in part due to voter faith that he can revive the economy. Meanwhile, Brazil's economy is booming.
Afghan refugees are reflected in a small river while a man crosses it in a poor neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday.
The Caribbean: St. Jean Bay in Saint Barth is shown here.
A cleaner fish swims out of the mouth of a green moray at the tropical aquarium of the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 29.
Indian Muslims stretch their hands out for refreshments during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th-century battle of Kerbala.