(CNN) — A group of revelers throw colorful powders over each other during celebrations for the ancient Hindu festival of Holi in Mathura, India.
The Chicago River flows green after being dyed for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Chicago, Illinois.
Hordes of visitors take park in the “inaugural walk” for the Vessel, a new landmark in Hudson Yards, New York.
A murmuration of starlings gather in the skies of Brighton, England.
These photos not only show the natural and human-made beauty of our world, but they can also give us a glimpse of other people and cultures and the beauty within the human race.
Thousands and thousands of amazing images cross our computer screens each year, and in this space we share some stunners from 2019 so far.
The gallery above is updated periodically. So when you’re ready to see another gorgeous part of the world — the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam, Dresden’s famous Theater Square during twilight, and huge rock formations jutting out of the desert in Egypt — return here for inspiration.