• Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., with Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the backdrop, April 12, 2015. (photo taken by Diaa Bekheet)
  • A group of Thai university art students create a sculpture on the beach for the Ban Krut Sand Fantasy Festival 2015 in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, April 9, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand)
  • People walk under blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2015 (photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • A man makes traditional Thai tea using a cloth bag filter at Bang Saphan meat and fish market in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand, April 4, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards)
  • A woman walking in a winter forest in Mason Neck State Park, Virginia. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • A Burmese laborer lifts a basket of fish from boiling water at a processing factory near Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand, March 6, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards, Thailand)
  • A black vulture scans the surface of the Occoquan river, Virginia, for something to prey on, March 8, 205. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • Once a Norwegian, always a Norwegian - even in the absence of snow! (Photo taken by Maung Maung Myint on March 7, 2015 in Oslo, Norway)
  • A woman holds a sign reading "I am not afraid" during a march in Moscow, Russia, in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot and killed near the Kremlin on Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo sent by Vladimir Zablitsky from Moscow on March 1, 2015)
  • An American Robin perches on tree branch enjoying snowflakes in freezing weather in Virginia, Feb. 26, 2015. (Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • The beautiful tones of the morning sunrise over lower Manhattan as reflected in the icy waters of the Hudson river made waiting outside in the frosty 7° C air all worth it! (Photo taken by Daniel Leavey of Jersey City in New Jersey on Feb. 21, 2015)
  • An eight-year-old Thai girl proudly shows off the oleander hawk-moth caterpillars that she has found on a jasmine bush in Chum Phuang, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, Jan 17. 2014. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/VOA reader/Thailand)
  • A spectacular light and sound show is staged at the ancient Khmer city of Phimai in Nakhon Ratchasima province as part of an annual festival, Nov. 7, 2014. The event is held within the grounds of a temple at Phimai Historical Park, which marks one end of
  • Plant holders in the shape of human faces hang from a tree at Wat Rong Khun, a contemporary and unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, designed in 1997 by the Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand on Oct. 26, 2014)
  • An elderly Thai woman laughs out loud as she is asked how old she is. At one hundred and five years old, an age verifiable on her identity card, she is still able to make others around her smile as she sits in the shade on a bamboo bed in the village of S

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Published February 06, 2013

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