Crowds pass through Hong Kong's Causeway Bay in this picture submitted to our Your Shot photo community. "So many people, marching across the street, back-to-back," says contributor Brian Yen. "It all starts to blur together."
St. Basil's Cathedral is brilliantly lit on a winter's night in Red Square, the famed brick plaza long used by Kremlin occupants for meetings and celebrations. Today, the square is anchored by some of Moscow's most popular attractions, including the State History Museum and the mausoleum of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.
The Baiterek, towering over the central promenade in Astana, Kazakhstan, flares green against a dappled evening sky. Intended as a symbol of the new capital, the 318-foot monument evokes a giant tree with a golden egg in its branches. In the Kazakh myth of Samruk, a sacred bird lays a golden egg in the branches of a poplar each year.
Whirling dervishes perform the ritual dance of the Sufi sect in a showroom in Ankara. Practitioners believe the act of repeatedly spinning allows them to forget their earthly body and move closer to God.
In 1980s Brooklyn, teenage couples stand proudly before a flashy Trans Am. Photographer Robert Madden shot this image while on assignment for a June 1982 story by Alice J. Hall, who described the ever changing borough as "Much abused, much maligned, and much loved … an authentic American amalgam, with all its achievement and failure."