Alpenhorn players perform along the Lac de Tracouet, situated 2200 meters (7220 feet) above sea level in Haute-Nendaz, canton of Valais, Switzerland, Sunday, July 26, 2015. More than 200 alpenhorn players gathered in Nendaz on Sunday to perform as an ensemble in the Alpenhorn Festival. (AP Photo/David Azia)

Photos by David Azia

Each July, the mountain village of Haute-Nendaz in Switzerland’s canton of Valais hosts the Alpenhorn Festival, drawing hundreds of musicians who gather along the shores of an Alpine lake 2,200 meters (7’220 feet) above sea level. Continue reading


In late June 2015, another incarnation of Greece’s economic crisis began when Greek banks closed on June 29 amid fears that Greece was heading for a euro exit. Continue reading


Photos by Jorge Saenz

Catholics in this Paraguayan town paid homage to St. Francis Solano on Friday in a peculiar religious festival that involves dressing up in bird-feather suits. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 23, 2015 children, migrants from Afghanistan, look through a window after boarding a train to Serbia with their parents, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija. Macedonia is facing an increasing pressure of migrants flow on its southern and northern borders with Greece and Serbia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Photos by Boris Grdanoski

They huddle on the Greek border, awaiting a chance to sneak into Macedonia. Other migrants who make it across this landlocked country into Serbia are being deported back. Continue reading


For some, the day at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival begins with an adrenalin-pumping bull run through narrow streets. For others, the runs are the exhilarating climax to an all-night street-party. Continue reading

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Atticus Ranck, 26, of Sunrise, Fla., who identifies as a transgender male, poses for a photograph in a hammock at a friend's apartment in Sunrise, Fla. Ranck first came out as a lesbian at age 17. Once in college, he became more masculine, describing the transformation as relatively easy. Ranck, who is taking hormones and has had surgery on his chest for the transition, just graduated with a master's degree in women, gender and sexuality from Florida Atlantic University. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Photos by Lynne Sladky

The transgender community has gained a degree of acceptance in recent years with the help of such celebrities as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox from “Orange is the New Black.”

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