A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.
A new generation of architects is using rail lines, shopping centers, and football
fields to keep the peace from Belfast to Baghdad.
A family makes its way across the eastern seaport town of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on July 5.
The peloton -- the main group of cyclists in a race -- rides along in stage six of the Tour de France in Gueugnon, France, on July 9.
A Nepalese child rides in the basket of a bicycle in Kathmandu on Feb. 22.
Two Burundian bike transporters push a load from the hills down into the capital city, Bujumbura.
A boy rides home from school after a heavy downpour in a suburb of Beijing, on June 2.
Walking through the ruins of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 12.
A young girl transports plastic cans filled with water in the Khadaghoda Sector in the Little Rann of Kutch, some 160 kilometers from Ahmadabad, India, on Feb. 7.
Boys playing with a cycle cart in Hasankeyf, Turkey, a small poverty-stricken town on the banks of the Tigris, on April 10.
An Indian man cycles past an advertisement board promoting the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi on June 3.
A man pushes his bicycle through a flooded city in eastern Slovakia, on June 4.
A Pakistani ice-cream vendor cycles past a market in Rawalpindi on June 24.
A Burundian cyclist pedals downhill on May 11.
A woman commuting on an electric bicycle in Beijing, on June 30.
Afghan boys take a break from their ride to pray at dawn near Marja in Helmand province on March 17.
A Palestinian boy rides next to Israel's separation barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on May 4.
A man rides an electric bicycle on a Shanghai road on July 8.
Slovakian boys ride through the frozen Liptovska Mara dam as the sun sets near the central town of Liptovsky Mikulas, on March 22.
An Indian commuter makes his way to work amid dense fog in New Delhi on Jan. 2.
Bicycle transporters hitching a ride up the mountain on their way out of Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 15.
An Afghan man rides his bicycle at dusk in Kabul, on Jan. 31.
Screenshots from a jihadi's personal computer.
Daily life in Myanmar's ongoing civil conflict.
Protests in Egypt; an Amazon warehouse in Germany; and an underwater wedding portrait in…
This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.
A smaller atomic arsenal isn't just wishful thinking -- it's bad strategy.
A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.
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