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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Colombia’s Rebel Portraits

Photos by Fernando Vergara

Traveling deep inside the jungle after a daylong boat journey, I arrived with trepidation and mistrust at the secret camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Continue reading “Colombia’s Rebel Portraits”

After 15 Years, Last Artifacts of 9/11 Have Been Given Away

Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned 727 and an aircraft hangar, it’s doubtful passing drivers notice it at all.

Continue reading “After 15 Years, Last Artifacts of 9/11 Have Been Given Away”

Hajj Pilgrimage 2016

Photos by Nariman El-Mofty

Muslim pilgrims have begun arriving at the holiest sites in Islam ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, with some weeping with their hands outstretched for a fleeting touch of the Kaaba. Continue reading “Hajj Pilgrimage 2016”

The Last Lightkeeper

Photos by Elise Amendola

The nation’s first and oldest lighthouse station and its unique keeper are celebrating a milestone. Continue reading “The Last Lightkeeper”

Venezuela Pets Go Hungry As Economic Crisis Deepens

Photos by Fernando Llano, Text by Fabiola Sanchez

Carlos Parra used to love waking up to see his pet albino boxer, Nina. Continue reading “Venezuela Pets Go Hungry As Economic Crisis Deepens”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Colombia Rebels At Ease

Photographs by Fernando Vergara

It could be a sandlot soccer field almost anywhere in rural Colombia: flattened earth carved from the jungle with lopsided goalposts made of tree trunks painted the colors of the country’s flag. Continue reading “Colombia Rebels At Ease”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Lebanon’s Tobacco Industry

Photos by Bilal Hussein

Syria’s conflict has caused hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee to Lebanon, putting a huge strain on the Lebanese economy and its already-crumbling infrastructure. Continue reading “Lebanon’s Tobacco Industry”

Nigeria’s Subversive Love Stories

Photos by Sunday Alabama

Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce. Continue reading “Nigeria’s Subversive Love Stories”

Surfing in Rio’s Slums

Photos by Felipe Dana

Eric Marques walks down a steep labyrinth of dark alleyways on this hillside slum long controlled by drug gangs and off-limits to outsiders. Continue reading “Surfing in Rio’s Slums”

Black Police Recruit Hopes to Shatter Perceptions

Photos by Jae C. Hong

Renata Phillip was 11 years into a satisfying teaching career when she shocked her friends and family last August by deciding to make a drastic career change: become a police officer.

Continue reading “Black Police Recruit Hopes to Shatter Perceptions”

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.

Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Fans Converge on Rio to Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics

During the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, fans from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro to cheer on their countries, favorite sports and top athletes.  Continue reading “Fans Converge on Rio to Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Africa’s Yellow Fever Outbreak

Photos by Jerome Delay

The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, yet when they asked country officials the following month what happened to the vaccines, they discovered that about 1 million doses had mysteriously disappeared. Continue reading “Africa’s Yellow Fever Outbreak”

Gaza Strip Wedding

Photos by Khalil Hamra

Like dozens of other couples who got married this summer in the isolated Gaza Strip, for Saed and Falasteen Abu Aser, their wedding was an elaborately planned celebration, complete with a procession through the streets of their neighborhood. Continue reading “Gaza Strip Wedding”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Lebanon Shiite Tattoos

Photographs by Hassan Ammar

Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali. Continue reading “Lebanon Shiite Tattoos”

Mexico’s Firefly Sanctuary

Photos by Rebecca Blackwell

In the village of Nanacamilpa, tiny fireflies are helping save the towering pine and fir trees on the outskirts of the megalopolis of Mexico City. Continue reading “Mexico’s Firefly Sanctuary”

Sri Lanka To Protect Mangroves

Photos by Eranga Jayawardena

Sri Lanka’s government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. Continue reading “Sri Lanka To Protect Mangroves”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

In Rio’s Slums, Gangs, Drugs, Murders Carry the Day

Continue reading “In Rio’s Slums, Gangs, Drugs, Murders Carry the Day”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Push to Create Utah Monument

Photos by Rick Bowmer

Laminated sheets of papers held in place by rocks rest inside ancient cliff dwellings nestled underneath a spectacular red rock overhang in southeastern Utah. Continue reading “Push to Create Utah Monument”

China’s Changing Sports Culture

Photos by Ng Han Guan

In a room full of bright-colored cubes and giant mattresses, giggling children climb bars, try somersaults and walk gingerly on a low balance beam. Continue reading “China’s Changing Sports Culture”

Life on the Line in Venezuela

Photos by Ariana Cubillos

The people waiting for hours in front of the drugstore were dazed with heat and boredom when the gunmen arrived. Continue reading “Life on the Line in Venezuela”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Bolivia’s Donkey Milk

Photos by Juan Karita

The cold cuts to the bone and little puffs of steam escape from the mouths of people stopping on their walk to work to drink a glass of fresh donkey milk, believing it will fight respiratory problems during the raw winter of the Bolivian Andes. Continue reading “Bolivia’s Donkey Milk”

Colombia’s Coca Paste

Photos by Rodrigo Abd

In bright green Andean mountains wrapped in clouds, a country family produces the coca paste that is used to make cocaine at a humble home in territory controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC. Continue reading “Colombia’s Coca Paste”

Muslims Celebrate Eid, Marking Ramadan’s End

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting. Continue reading “Muslims Celebrate Eid, Marking Ramadan’s End”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Fidel Castro’s Home

Photos by Ramon Espinosa

At the end of a dirt road lined with fields of sugar cane, royal palms and tropical fruit trees, a cluster of wooden houses painted in brilliant yellow, blue and white draws thousands of Cuban and international tourists a year. Continue reading “Fidel Castro’s Home”

Tourism in Peru’s Shanty Town

Photos by Rodrigo Abd

Shacks cling precariously to sandy hillsides. The flat roofs of board-and-tin hovels stretch as far as the eye can see on treeless moonscapes. Continue reading “Tourism in Peru’s Shanty Town”

Sports in Review: June 2016

Over the last month, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers. Continue reading “Sports in Review: June 2016”

Paraguay’s Caimans

Photos by Jorge Saenz

Dozens of caimans are on the verge of death because of a harsh drought that has hit a wide desert zone of Paraguay known as the Chaco Boreal. Continue reading “Paraguay’s Caimans”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

No Food, No Teachers, Violence in Failing Venezuela Schools

Photos by Ariana Cubillos

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. Continue reading “No Food, No Teachers, Violence in Failing Venezuela Schools”

Britain EU Immigration

Photos by Matt Dunham

On a clear day, the coast of France is visible from Dover’s famous white cliffs, and they provided a vital vantage point for the early spotting of German bombers heading toward London during World War II. Continue reading “Britain EU Immigration”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Tubman Town

Photos by Mike Groll

Harriet Tubman’s upcoming debut on the $20 bill is just half the good news in the upstate New York town where the Underground Railroad conductor settled down and grew old. Continue reading “Tubman Town”

Patchy Reporting Undercuts National Hate Crimes Count

The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. Continue reading “Patchy Reporting Undercuts National Hate Crimes Count”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Peru Snow Star Festival

Photos and Text by Rodrigo Abd

Tens of thousands of pilgrims crowd an Andean valley, with dancers in multi-layered skirts and musicians with drums and flutes performing non-stop over three days. Continue reading “Peru Snow Star Festival”

2 Judo Athletes From Congo Hope to Make Refugee Olympic Team

Photos by Felipe Dana

For the first time, one of the teams competing in the Olympic Games will be made up of refugees who hail from different countries they no longer call home. Continue reading “2 Judo Athletes From Congo Hope to Make Refugee Olympic Team”

Spanish Boxing Coach, 84, Vows To Keep Going

Photos by Francisco Seco

At 84, Manolo del Rio is something of a legend in Spanish boxing, having spent more than 65 years training some of the country’s best fighters and still pledging to keep on until he drops. Continue reading “Spanish Boxing Coach, 84, Vows To Keep Going”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”