Photographer Carsten Peter examines 20 different Alpine mask traditions in his book "Demons of the Alps." The different customs are often pagan in origin and frequently ritually symbolize the exhorcism of evil spirits.
Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde has stood on the World Road Championships podium six times before, now he's finally stood atop it. The veteran won the title at the eleventh attempt in a hard-fought contest.
Archaeologists have determined the exact date of construction of the Porta Nigra in Trier — it was built 1,848 years ago. It's the oldest monument of its kind in Germany.
Winner of the German Book Prize, translated into many languages: Uwe Tellkamp's monumental work revives a vanished world in Dresden's bourgeoisie during the late GDR period, offering a major novel about society.
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