A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)
The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.
A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)
Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan discuss how empowered young people bring much needed creativity and boldness to tackling big challenges.
A bucket full of brightly colored carnations at the flower market in Kowloon, Hong Kong on November 21, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Read an excerpt from Almira Astudillo Gilles' book "The Fire Beneath: Tales of Gold" which tells the story of how Berto Morales stumbled upon relics of the Philippines' gilded past.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest serving monarch, is widely revered is his country. But as the nation celebrates his birthday, his ailing health is causing great anxiety.
Four navy members stand facing the sea in Busan, South Korea on November 4, 2015. (Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr)