Stunt flyers launch themselves into air on a wing and a prayer. [ 14 photos total ]

Several hundred Roma live in a shanty town settlement that Madrid wants removed. [ 31 photos total ]

With fall in full swing -- let's remember how much color the nature offers us the rest of the year! [ 27 photos total ]

Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2014 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 30. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,200 entries were received this year. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images below, all from the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. [ 26 photos total ]

Olive oil is pressed from freshly picked olives in the Mediterranean. [ 20 photos total ]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the French production company La Machine traveled to Beijing, China, with two of its massive mechanical puppets, including a 20-foot-tall spider named La Princesse and the newly added Long Ma, a a 46-ton fire-breathing dragon-horse made of wood and steel. La Machine put on three days of performances titled "Long Ma, Spirit of the Dragon Horse" next to Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, ending yesterday. [ 25 photos total ]

Curvy buildings designed by the world-famous architect. [ 20 photos total ]

These romantic and secluded spots are some of the best places in the world to visit with the person you love. [ 44 photos total ]

Images from Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. [ 14 photos total ]

The once-bustling vacation community north of New York City has been in steady decline since the 1980s. [ 20 photos total ]