Punk is alive and well on the once isolated land
The final count was closer than most people expected but Chavez's anointed successor takes the election.
No nation does propaganda like the Hermit Kingdom. On a daily basis, North Korea's leadership and official news agency trade in jargon and slogans that few elsewhere in the world would ever echo.
Every April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes over the town of Indio, California, for three days of performances on several stages. Fans from around the world come to see their favorite artists - and to party.
TIME looks at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at work along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego in California.
Japan's Aomori Prefecture might be at the same latitude as New York, but its climate can seem a lot more harsh. Nestled at the northernmost part of the country's Honshu Island, the average yearly snowfall there is around 34 ft.
North Dakota's oil boom has been called everything from the region's equivalent of a gold rush, to its version of Silicon Valley.
The grim specter of sectarian violence hovers once more over Egypt after a weekend of deadly riots involving Egyptian Copts in Cairo.
In anticipation of the Mad Men season 6 premiere on AMC this Sunday night, TIME brings to you a rare insider's tour of the Time-Life Building in the 1960sthe setting of everyone's favorite mid-century ad agency
A look back at the great players, and games, that have made the Final Four one of the most popular events in all of sports
Stunning images of the sun, Earth and far-away locales in our roundup of cosmic views from March 2013.
Emerging from the shadows of their secret command outpost in the war-torn city of Aleppo, these members of an all-female fighting unit posed for portraits. Their testimony speaks of the wrenching violence of the now two-year-long Syrian uprising
George Sidney's high-kicking movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie was released 50 years ago.
After years of border blockades and commodity shortages, Gazans have become expert at recycling and making new out of old, in this instance, turning scrap wood into charcoal for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses.
It's called "The Big Dance," for a reason, though this might not be exactly what the NCAA had in mind. Basketball and ballet are more similar than one may think.
In March 2012, separatist rebels and Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda exploited the political chaos following a coup in Mali and overran half of the northwest African country. A French-led intervention is now striking back at the rebel militias.
A colorful and energetic festival, Holi is celebrated by Hindus throughout India, and traditionally heralds the beginning of spring. While the national holiday occurs on March 27, there are regional versions that take place in the weeks beforehand.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been preparing for the holiday of Passover which starts March 25 and lasts until April 2
The central Burmese town of Meikhtila declared a curfew for a second night on March 21 after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at least 20, authorities said.
Barack Obama makes a historic first trip to Israel as president and he is expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the ongoing civil war in Syria
Crowds and dignitaries gathered in St. Peter's Square for the formal inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 19, 2013
Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope. Bergoglio, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first pope ever from the Americas.
Scenes from St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
At the Mars Desert Research Station outside Hanksville, Utah, a group of scientists are taking advantage of Mars-like terrain to investigate the possibility of human exploration of the red planet.
A Christian community in the Pakistani city of Lahore came under attack by an angry Muslim mob over the weekend, following an alleged blasphemy incident.