The track for hurricane Irene has the potential Category 3 storm crashing into the US near Beaufort, N.C., where officials are pleading with residents to evacuate.
Hurtling through the air on a serpentine track has universal appeal. Japanese women in kimonos ride a roller coaster during their Coming of Age Day event in Tokyo on Jan. 10. The Coming of Age day is held annually on the second Monday of January to congratulate all those who have reached the age of 20.
A man paddles a homemade boat through a flooded area in Moshan village, Zhejiang province Saturday, June 19. China has mobilized troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and southern provinces.
Smokers in New York will have fewer places to puff when Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs a new law banning smoking in the city's parks and on its beaches.
Often a safer bet than cars in inclement weather, even trains can come to a grinding halt due to the snow. An excavator clears the tracks of snow after two trains got stuck in Balkakra, Sweden, on Dec. 28, 2010.
In this photo from Walt Disney Studios, a great white shark is seen leaping out of the water.
New York: Pianos, pianos everywhere! New exhibit places 60 pianos throughout New York City.
This is the best one-volume history of the invasion of Normandy yet written.
A photographer's point of view.