Finding divine fortune in the Chinese New Year

2012-02-07 11:10:12

Wen Wei performs his final bow to a 4-meter-high wooden Buddha statue in the west wing of Jing'an Temple on the last day of Spring Festival.

Power of prayer

2012-02-07 10:10:26

Growing throngs overcrowd temples to seek divine blessings during the Spring Festival.

Here comes the boys

2012-02-05 08:04:41

Operatic pop quartet Il Divo is back in China, and in 2012, the four will bring their best hits to Chinese fans.

Dragon tattoos

2012-02-05 08:04:17

Designer Millicent Lai welcomes the Year of the Dragon with an innovative collaboration between form and function.

Waxing eloquent

2012-02-05 08:03:26

'I never in a million years thought this would happen," says CNN's Anderson Cooper on the "set" of Madame Tussauds. "And, yeah, it's kind of creepy, the whole idea, but it's also really cool."

Lit-up buildings as canvas for art

2012-02-05 08:01:32

A projection at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple accompanied a performance by the musician Amon Tobin.

A drought in Turkey uncovers antiquities

2012-02-05 08:02:44

For 1,600 years, this city has been built and destroyed, erected and erased, as layer upon layer of life has thrived on its seven hills.

Baoji's splendid bronzes

2012-02-05 08:04:41

The Chinese have always considered bronze an auspicious metal, symbolizing social status and wealth. Many believed that bronze brings them luck.

A man who toys with history

2012-02-06 10:59:43

Zhu Yuxiang, 33, is obsessed with collecting toys that were mainly produced in China during the 1980s.

One man's trash, another's treasure

2012-02-06 10:59:27

An innovative store in Shanghai allows people to swap a range of new, vintage and second-hand goods.

Masked in Venice

2012-02-06 09:46:50

Masked revellers pose in Saint Mark's Square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice on February 5, 2012.

'Cats' played in Vienna

2012-02-03 10:29:06

'Cats', based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by T. S. Eliot and originally performed in London's West End in 1981, is played in Vienna until May 28, 2012.