Top Five AP Images Blog Posts of 2014

It has been over 7 months since we have launched our new blog and thanks to all of our followers (you), we have reached over a million and a half page views and have had the privilege of featuring some of the best photojournalism. Today we highlight our top five trending blog posts of 2014.

1. Israel Desert Ablaze With ‘Burning Man’

Post Description: Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. It was Midburn, Israel’s first Burning Man festival, modeled after the popular carnival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Midburn is a mix of “midbar,” Hebrew for desert, and the English word “burn.” For five days, participants – mostly Israelis – created a temporary city dedicated to creativity, communal living and what the festival calls “radical self-expression.” – See the full post

2. Worldview: North Korea Daily Life

Post Description: A farmer harvests a cabbage from her main crop, a nurse comforts a baby at a nursery inside Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, and a bride and groom pose for a photograph at the Moranbong Hill. T a selection of our daily life coverage by photographers Wong Maye-E, David Guttenfelder, Ng Han Guan and Alexander F. Yuan. – See full post

 3. Game Day: Brazil Vs. Germany

Post Description: With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament. – See full post

4. Past and Present: Mosul, Iraq

Post Description: A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress offers a glimpse of Mosul, Iraq, before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife and now radicals’ rule. The scenes were taken in the autumn of 1932 by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate. – See full post

5. World’s Abandoned Places

Post Description: Our ghosts are with us, for all to see. All we need do is look carefully. People, many of them long dead, built structures in which they could work or live or play. And then they moved on to other, newer places. Sometimes the wrecking ball obliterated all evidence of the past, but often the carcasses remained, growing majestic in their decrepitude. – See full post 


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