Water turns to ice when it gets cold enough, and that physical state change turns a splashing summertime fountain in front of one of Washington's museums into a smooth surface for skaters. Valdya Baraputri takes us to the Sculpture Garden Ice Rink.
A library run by a volunteer group in New Delhi’s largest slum resettlement colony is helping underprivileged teenagers become writers. Some have had their stories published in India's best-known Hindi language literary magazine as well as in other publications. For VOA, Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi.
The famed annual Venice Carnival is in full swing with revelers donning beautiful costumes and extraordinary masks. The masks range from historical classics, to modern, original creations. VOAs Deborah Block takes us to a shop in the city of canals that makes intricate masks by hand.