The Perth skyline during sunset. Photo by Opailin

Perth

Building lights from Perth’s modern skyline reflect off the Swan River at dusk. Photo by Opailin By Elena Augustine and Hayley Roman The United States’ relationship...
View from the top of the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s largest city, Jan. 30. The city’s oceanfront promenade is several miles long. Photo by Bryan Schiller

Equatorial Guinea

By Bryan Schiller On the western coast of Central Africa, just north of the Equator, lies the only country on the continent where Spanish is...

Medan

An aerial view of the North Sumatran countryside west of Madan shows fertile terraced farmlands amid a lush tropical setting. Photo by Pavel Kirillov By...

Bahrain

By Christian J. Lynch The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small archipelago of 33 islands, with the largest being Bahrain Island, but contains cultural and...
The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla Hills in the background.

Islamabad

The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla...
The main building of the Organization of American States is located on the corner of 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue in Washington. Photo by Luis A Jimenez

U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States

By Sarah Galbenski  For Foreign Service officers wanting to serve at a United States embassy while still living in Washington, the U.S. Mission to the Organization of...

Canberra

By Tim Johnson Fondly known by locals as the “bush capital,” Canberra’s name derives from a Ngunnawal word meaning “meeting place,” coined by the original...
The main entrance of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels is easily noticeable from the highway by its signature 30 flags and large steel NATO Star sculpture. Photo courtesy of USNATO

USNATO

The main entrance of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels is easily noticeable from the highway by its signature 30 flags and...
The Rambla of Montevideo is an avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo, Uruguay, and also the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. At a length of over 22.2 uninterrupted kilometres, the promenade runs along the Río de la Plata and continues down the entire coast of Montevideo. Photo by Alejo Vazquez Young

Uruguay

By Jacqueline D. Mourot Often overshadowed by its larger and more well-known neighbors, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is a beacon of democratic and economic stability...
A stitched 360-degree panorama shows the Bosporus separating the European (foreground) and Asian (background left center) sides of Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower.

Istanbul

Story and photos by Isaac D. Pacheco Istanbul’s prominence as a trading hub and cultural crossroads stretches back to antiquity thanks to its strategic location...