Sunday, June 15, 2014
A popular way to see the stunning views of Central Turkey’s Goreme National Park and its unusual volcanic rock formations is by hot air balloon, Thai Dang said. She took this photo while visiting the Cappadocia region in March 2014, and says the rock pillars are known as “fairy chimneys.” 
See this and 29 other beautiful national parks from around the world. 

A popular way to see the stunning views of Central Turkey’s Goreme National Park and its unusual volcanic rock formations is by hot air balloon, Thai Dang said. She took this photo while visiting the Cappadocia region in March 2014, and says the rock pillars are known as “fairy chimneys.”

See this and 29 other beautiful national parks from around the world. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014
In honor of Flag Day, we’re featuring some of the most unique places people have spotted America’s stars and stripes, like this art installation of crushed cars by Razmik Nazaryan. He used 108 crushed cars from an auto recycling facility in Santa Paula, California, to recreate the large American flag display in July 2013. The structure was 75 feet long and 19 feet high. 
See this and other unexpected places to spot the American flag on our CNN.com story.

In honor of Flag Day, we’re featuring some of the most unique places people have spotted America’s stars and stripes, like this art installation of crushed cars by Razmik Nazaryan. He used 108 crushed cars from an auto recycling facility in Santa Paula, California, to recreate the large American flag display in July 2013. The structure was 75 feet long and 19 feet high. 

See this and other unexpected places to spot the American flag on our CNN.com story.

Friday, June 13, 2014
hillarytownhall:

Hillary Clinton has come a long way since her Yale Law School days in the 70’s. This is your chance to ask her anything. 
Send in your questions (text, GIF, video) via the submit button, and Christiane Amanpour will ask some during Tuesday’s live town hall event at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

Hillary Clinton has come a long way since her Yale Law School days in the 70’s. This is your chance to ask her anything.

Send in your questions (text, GIF, video) via the submit button, and Christiane Amanpour will ask some during Tuesday’s live town hall event at 5pm ET. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It’s the land of Pope John Paul II, Frederic Chopin and really good cheese.

To celebrate Poland’s 25 years of independence, which happened on June 4, 2014, we asked iReporters to share what they love most about the country. Above are a few examples of what Poland has to offer. 

Gems like unspoiled nature, hidden castles and colorful villages make Poland uniquely beautiful to its visitors and residents.

See the 25 things we love about Poland.

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some swoop in when you least expect it and save you from the miscreant evildoers that are cancer and despair.

Ann Graham completed treatment in 2011 for osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that usually develops in teenagers. She is now cancer-free. 

Read her essay: An adult in the pediatric ward

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Lions, tigers and bears! From camping in the freezing snow to tracking animals through the depths of a jungle, wildlife photographers put themselves through a lot in order to get the perfect shot. Learn just what it takes to photograph these critters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said. 

Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Many are grumbling that the Camelopardalids meteor shower was a dud, but some in the U.S. had a chance to see burning fireballs streaking the night sky early Saturday morning. iReporter Cat Connor says there were dozens of photographers camped out on Mono Lake in California, hoping to see the meteor shower. “There were many photographers there. All you could see were the lights of their cameras scattered around the lake,” she said.

Many are grumbling that the Camelopardalids meteor shower was a dud, but some in the U.S. had a chance to see burning fireballs streaking the night sky early Saturday morning. iReporter Cat Connor says there were dozens of photographers camped out on Mono Lake in California, hoping to see the meteor shower. “There were many photographers there. All you could see were the lights of their cameras scattered around the lake,” she said.

Thousands of people lost sleep over the birth of this horse. Find out why so many were watching Stormy.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly? These amazing drone videos will give you a taste. Watch the full video here

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flats, a love letter

High heels will always be a staple in women’s fashion. But flats are getting their due on the streets and the runway with more embellishment and detail, dispelling the common perception of a basic ballet flat.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Seeing North Korea through Google Glass

iReporter Kenny Zhu visited North Korea in April and shot these photos with his Google Glass. He said he was allowed to take photos as long as they reflected "the positive side" of North Korea. Find out more about his trip.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

'I was an accomplice to my brother's suicide'

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Four years ago, Erin Schwantner lost her brother to suicide a few weeks before his 21st birthday. She shared her family’s powerful story on CNN.com.

Friday, May 2, 2014

20 years at the Derby

Forget the horses — the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats! The 2014 Derby this weekend will mark iReporter John McGraw’s 20th year in attendance. Here’s a collection of impressive hats he has seen over the years at the Derby.