If you’re looking for some intense exercise in the great outdoors but don’t want to wander too far from civilization, try climbing castles. You start with a great workout and end with a great view. Nothing can beat it.
CASTLE ACRE — Some ruins can get a little ruinous for the adventuring tourist after a while. See that 4-foot-long section of brick wall, the part you can barely see out of the dirt? It’s from Roman times! Or over there, that pillar that doesn’t really look like a pillar at all? It’s from some old age too.
They come by car, train or bus from all over the world to the small village of Bran, tucked in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. Tens of thousands of tourists stop here every year for the same reason: to see Dracula’s castle.
Cemetery overcrowding is an issue that resonates around the world, particularly in its most cramped cities and among religions that forbid or discourage cremation. The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions.
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.