The sun sets over Almaty.

Almaty

By Laurie Kelleher The snow-capped peaks of the northernmost range of the Tien Shan, Mountains of Heaven, ascend like sentries over Kazakhstan’s most populous city,...
A sunset can be seen from the roof of a skyscraper in Tirana, Albania. Photo by Alexey Koimshidi

Albania

By Liam Pepper One of the most pro-American countries in the world, Albania boasts majestic mountains, a stunning coastline, and diverse cultural sites representing its...

Tanzania

By Isaac D. Pacheco  In 1964, three years after gaining its independence from the United Kingdom, Tanganyika merged with the fabled archipelago of Zanzibar to...
An aerial view of Colonia on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by tank200bar

Federated States of Micronesia

Opening photo: An aerial view of Colonia on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by tank200bar By Andrew Posner Just north...
An aerial view shows the coastline and bustling architecture of Belize City. Photo by Photosounds

Belmopan

An aerial view shows the coastline and bustling architecture of Belize City. Photo by Photosounds By Adam Benz Belize—the only English-speaking country in Central America—is a...

Pretoria

A regional hub in a robust and prosperous democracy
A beautiful cathedral and colorful architecture lines the skies in downtown Mérida. Photo by DouglasDepies

Mérida

By Ian Parker Since 1843, the U.S. Consulate General in Mérida has promoted trade and protected American citizens in the Yucatán Peninsula, an area in...
A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche.

Brazzaville

Above: A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche. Story and...
Pedestrians walk along the notoriously congested highway linking Kinshasa's city center to N'djili International Airport. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Kinshasa

Story by Isaac D. Pacheco Rising up along the eastern bank of the Congo River, Kinshasa is a bustling metropolis with an estimated population of...
An aerial view of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with the Nile River. Photo by Frontpage

Juba

By Moulik D. Berkana The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest country, July 9, 2011, with Juba as its capital. On that occasion,...