Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains.
Kasim Abdu Salaam Habib, opens his lovingly decorated home to foreign tourists in Ghadames in western Libya. The house needs repairs, and visitors are scarce these days. But Habib is optimistic. "I want to see Libya as a democracy," he says.
THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM Photograph by Bob Sacha for National Geographic The Mapparium is a three-story, stained glass globe of the world located at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ghadames, Libya Photograph by George Steinmetz Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.
Photographer Oscar Ruiz is behind the shot, above, of a housing development in Mexico. The recently built San Buenaventura complex, which is located in Ixtapaluca, on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City. (shot from a helicopter)
Photo by Deven Stross - In this phenomenal capture by Deven Stross, we see beautiful and rare Nacreous clouds over the NASA Radome at McMurdo Station on Ross Island in Antarctica. The photo was taken on August