Part 2 – China adoption diary: The Belsies follow the routine intinerary for adopting families. Pizza Hut and the Great Wall help decompress before meeting the new daughter. And Grace sees some of her Chinese heritage.
The post graduation boomerang kid – part of the generation of adult children who move back home with parents – is a welcome addition to and American family's new life in Beijing.
Taiwan's golfer Yani Tseng won the first ever Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament on home turf, a big event for Taiwanese, who see few visits by international stars or international events.
When packing for an adventure near or far, some people won't go anywhere without their best friend. Ann Watts carries a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix named 'Shanti' in her backpack for a bike ride along the water at Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, Calif., in 2006.
In cities across China, trash scavengers are more prevalent than recycling trucks. Low environmental awareness has led to mounting trash woes in major urban areas.
A man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in the rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges river in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India by devout Hindus. The Ganges river attracts millions of pilgrims every year who come to bathe in its waters in the belief that the ritual washes away their sins.
Forced commitments to China's mental hospitals are rising on the local-government level, lawyers and activists say.
Team Ukraine competes during the synchronized swimming free combination final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2010.