Carnival — or "Masopust," as it is called in Prague — hosts festivities ranging from a fancy costume ball and special gallery exhibits to wild street fairs and parades throughout the Czech capital’s districts and surrounding villages.
Having spent the last two years stationed in Germany and enjoying the local food, wine and beer, we decided to venture out and spend a week touring the western portion of the Czech Republic called Bohemia.
Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.
The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.
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.
Through Nov. 9, about one million visitors will pass through the 544th edition of the Basler Herbstmesse over the course of its 16-day run. Switzerland's biggest event of its kind offers rides, goods for sale, games, shows and other amusements.