Category Archives: April 2015 – 2
A Glance at Vietnamese-American Community 40 Years after War
Photos by Jae C. Hong Over the last four decades, the Vietnamese community in the U.S. has grown to 1.7 million with elected representatives to Congress, state government and local offices.
Filipino Boxers Try to Follow Pacquiao’s Path Out of Poverty
Photos by Aaron Favila Manny Pacquiao’s rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties.
April 29, 2015
A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968.
Serbia Breeding Falcons
Photos by Darko Vojinovic Tibor Buza has combined passion with profit: breeding and training falcons for export to the United Arab Emirates.
April 28, 2015
Peruvian Community Lives Half-Year on the Water
Photos by Rodrigo Abd Residents of the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed “Venice of the Jungle” live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycle taxis as the most popular form of transport.
April 27, 2015
The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
April 24, 2015
Chilean Village a Ghost Town After Calbuco’s Twin Eruptions
A handful of people who ignored an evacuation order shoveled ash off roofs, but otherwise Ensenada appeared a ghost town after almost all of its 1,500 residents fled to safer ground following twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano.
April 23, 2015
Rescued Monkeys get New Home in Peru
Photos by Rodrigo Abd More than three dozen animals rescued from Peruvian circuses and traffickers have a new home in a jungle island sanctuary.
Afloat on 2 Niles with the Fishermen of Khartoum
Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy At the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile near Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, 35-year-old Younis Hamad al-Nil sails his wooden boat from sunrise to sunset, searching the wide waters for today’s catch.
April 22, 2015
Photographer Wong Maye-E: Animals
Today is Earth Day, the annual event surrounding issues of environmental protection first founded in 1970.
Annual Fair Delights on Mexico City Outskirts
Photos by Eduardo Verdugo The multicolored lights of the mechanical rides cast a pastel glow on the evening sky, three children pose on the back of a Brahman bull, and a tuba blasts a Norteno beat as thousands of people enjoy the annual spring fair just east of Mexico City.
AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest
Each month, The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
April 21, 2015
Archivist Update: Yosemite
John Muir, geologist, writer, and naturalist, was born today, April 21, in 1838. Muir, who co-founded the Sierra Club, is known for his activism which led to the further preservation of Yosemite and the establishment of Yosemite National Park.
April 20, 2015
Behind the Lens of 5 Iconic AP Photos of the BP Oil Spill
Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get.
April 17, 2015
April 16, 2015
Over the last few weeks, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.
April 15, 2015
Iraq’s Yazidis, Haunted by War, Mark a New Year
Only miles from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State group, thousands of Iraq’s besieged Yazidis lit candles at their most revered shrine to mark the start of their New Year, which began Wednesday.