Sunday, July 6, 2014

We’re tipping our hat to the Last Billboard today. This crowdsourced project uses a 36 foot long rooftop billboard located on the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to display thought-provoking messages by different individuals. Every month someone is invited to use the billboard, crafting their own text to be displayed above the city street. 

See more unique messages from the Last Billboard on their tumblr.

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Lenka Clayton was invited to create this display, which was posted on June 22, 2014. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

There’s an athlete in everyone, and apparently a love of soccer in all of us too! 

Click through the photos to see 11 moments of joy in soccer games and practices around the world.

Monday, June 23, 2014
You don’t have to go to the ocean to find a mermaid. New York City unofficially kicked off summer with it’s annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island over the weekend.
See more real life mermaids on CNN iReport.

You don’t have to go to the ocean to find a mermaid. New York City unofficially kicked off summer with it’s annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island over the weekend.

See more real life mermaids on CNN iReport.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
It’s the first official day of summer! Around the world, summer celebrations are marked by exciting and unique traditions. In Norway, people celebrate the summer holiday Sankthansaften. One of their traditions is lighting a large bonfire, which Cecilie Froysa photographed on June 2012 in the coastal town of Alesund.
Explore other wonderfully strange summer traditions on CNN.com.

It’s the first official day of summer! Around the world, summer celebrations are marked by exciting and unique traditions. In Norway, people celebrate the summer holiday Sankthansaften. One of their traditions is lighting a large bonfire, which Cecilie Froysa photographed on June 2012 in the coastal town of Alesund.

Explore other wonderfully strange summer traditions on CNN.com.

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.

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.

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

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Instagram and iReport unite! If you’re an IG devotee (like we are), we want to see your best shots.

Instagram and iReport unite! If you’re an IG devotee (like we are), we want to see your best shots.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Space Rainbow — This NASA image taken on Monday from the International Space Station shows dazzling red and green aurora colors above the Earth.
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Space Rainbow — This NASA image taken on Monday from the International Space Station shows dazzling red and green aurora colors above the Earth.

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