Photograph by Aaron Goccia

On the Indian Border, Pressure and Pageantry in Equal Supply

Every day at the Wagah Border, Indian and Pakistani troops make old tensions new.

Photograph by Kellen Parker

Eating Brains in Old Amman

Danny Wright on the motley advantages of Jordan’s oddest sandwich: “‘Young men eat it,” an old man watching football interjected, “because they believe it increases their sex drive.’”

Sikh guard at the Golden Temple. Photograph by Aaron Goccia

Temple of Gold: Pictures from Amritsar

The Golden Temple draws tens of thousands of pilgrims daily. Photographer Aaron Goccia sends these images.

Photograph by Photos et Voyages on Flickr Creative Commons

In Budapest, Marking a Red Past With Stalin and Marx

Brian McKanna on Memento Park: “Its architect, Akos Eleod, explicitly set out to create a space where visitors can explore dictatorship in the freedom of democracy.”

Photo by Pedro Szekely

The View from the Sun Gate

Ariel Grove on the ethereal beauty of Machu Picchu: “The terrain changes from one moment to the next. I feel the wonder of being high up and tucked away all at once, of watching a performance with no exact replica.”