Poor South African Boys Find an Escape in Sandboarding

Photos by Schalk van Zuydam Every Friday afternoon, some South African boys head for the sand dunes that surround Atlantis, a poor area on Cape Town’s outskirts where drug gangs operate and shootings occur regularly.

Fisherman Slaves: Human Trafficking and the Seafood We Eat

Over the course of 18 months, Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia.

Life in Baltimore One Year After Freddie Gray Death

Photos by Patrick Semansky A year after Freddie Gray’s death, and the riots that followed, daily life in Baltimore has largely returned to its old ways.

Rebuilding Nepal After the 2015 Earthquake

Photos by Niranjan Shrestha The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. Almost one year later, in shambles they remain.

Post-Quake Jolt Hits Ecuador

A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday, a magnitude-6.1 magnitude jolt that set babies crying and adults pouring into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following a monster earthquake over the weekend.

Presidential Pets

Today is National Pet Day. We are celebrating our animal friends with a look back at pets that have lived in the White House.

Bangladesh Failing to Spare Millions From Arsenic Poisoning

Photos by A.M. Ahad For more than two decades, Nasima Begum and her family have been drawing water from a well painted red to warn Bangladeshi villagers that it’s tainted by arsenic. They know they’re slowly poisoning themselves.

Baseball’s Opening Day

Baseball season has begun and opening day was celebrated by baseball fans across the country. Our photographers covered ceremonial games in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Anaheim and Atlanta. 

A Sip-and-Step Guide to Hiking the Napa Valley

Photos by Eric Risberg Here’s a wine country secret that can help you raise your glass and your heart rate. Along with the Napa Valley’s famous wine-tasting trails, there are miles of scenic trails of the hiking variety, beckoning visitors who want to exercise more than their palates.

Pictures of the Week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

Hunger Spreads in Yemen

The baby was born in war, even as planes blasted his village in Yemen. Five months later, Udai Faisal died from war: His skeletal body broke down under the ravages of malnutrition, his limbs like twigs, his cheeks sunken, his eyes dry.

Alpaca Fiber From Peru Destined For Luxury Stores

Photos by Martin Mejia The 4 million alpacas that graze on the remote slopes of Peru’s southeastern Andes wear warm coats of a silky fiber highly sought in the United States, Europe and Asia.

US Teen Pursues Ballerina Dream at Russia’s Bolshoi Academy

Photos by Alexander Zemlianichenko Among the dozen 15-year-old girls in lavender leotards in Tatyana Galtseva’s class at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one is different. And it’s not just because of her long, swan-like neck.