Artist Simon Beck turned the home of the Minnesota Twins into a wintry work of art as part of The Great Northern, a series of winter events in the Twin Cities.At least six people were killed and 76 missing following a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast that caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously.
The traditional marionettes of Rajasthan are known as Kathputli.
Carved from a single piece of wood, these puppets are like large dolls that are colourfully dressed. The string puppets of Karnataka are called Gombeyatta.
Bunraku developed out of Shinto temple rites and gradually became a highly sophisticated form of puppetry.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon, considered by many to be Japan's greatest playwright, gave up writing Kabuki plays and focused exclusively on the puppet-only Bunraku plays.
The Rajasthani Puppet from India is notable and there are many Indian ventriloquists and puppeteers. Marionettes having jointed limbs controlled by strings allow far greater flexibility and are, therefore, the most articulate of the puppets.