It was a mix of pageantry and explosions during this year's Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year's Parade celebrations in San Francisco's Union Square.
Feb. 10, 2014: The Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com) has released its list of the most generous donors of 2013. Here's a look at the top 15.
Forbes has released its list of the 10 top-earning 'American Idol' alums of 2013. Keep clicking to see who made the list.
Photos: Christmas Tree Throwing World Championships 2013
Around the world, revelers greet the new year by jumping into icy waters.
In Philadelphia, 2014 started like many others, with groups of people stepping off, parading down the city streets in large, colorful, and yes, strange costumes. They are the Mummers and the celebration dates back to the 1600's, combining Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German and even African heritage.
A look at some of the stunning scenery at the 2014 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China.
Scenes around the globe ushering in the new year on Jan. 1, 2014.
A look back at images from the top news stories of 2013.
Here's a gallery of images from Christmas celebrations around the world.
President Obama and family take a holiday break in Hawaii, in Dec. 2013.
Santa Claus has many faces in the diverse United States.
The crowds gather in Bethlehem for Christmas 2013.
NFL, NBA cheerleaders get ready for Christmas
A look at how the image of Santa Claus has evolved through the years.
The stars came out for the two-night 25th anniversary Christmas Jam in Asheville, N.C.
Midtown was invaded by dozens of Santas dressed only in Speedos as the area hosted the 5th annual Santa Speedo Run. Check out all the participants and their attire for the day.
When red-suited revelers throng the city's streets and taverns under the banner of SantaCon, a meandering Kris Kringle convention, some see an outpouring of holiday spirit, not to mention spirits.
Check out the sequels and new flicks that are sure to be a hit at the box office during the holidays!