Category Archives: Aug 2015 – 1
Peru Illegal Mining Raid
Photos by Rodrigo Abd Patricia Quispe sat sullen on a black suitcase outside a dismantled mining camp, nursing her baby son and waiting for her husband, who was among 41 wildcat gold miners arrested in Peru’s latest crackdown on illegal mining in the Amazon.
August 13, 2015
Calais Migrants Endure Misery of ‘Jungle’ Camps
Photos by Emilio Morenatti After fleeing their homes in places like Sudan and Afghanistan, migrants gathered in the northern French port city of Calais endure another kind of misery in a huge and squalid makeshift camp or in scattered open-air outposts.
AP Photographers Featured at The Fence Exhibit
The work of three AP photographers — Oded Balilty, Muhammed Muheisen and Maye-E Wong — are on display in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn and Houston as part of The Fence exhibit.
August 12, 2015
Mapuche Going Mainstream
Photos by Luis Hidalgo Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile’s modern capital is a straw hut that’s a sign of growing respect for the Andean country’s long-disdained indigenous past.
Haiti’s Stranded Migrants
Photos by Dieu Nalio Chery Thousands of Haitians and people of Haitian descent have fled the Dominican Republic in recent weeks, and many of them have not gone far.
August 11, 2015
Cuba’s Tourism Blues
Photos by Ramon Espinosa This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish.
August 10, 2015
Thailand’s Railway Man
Photos by Charles Dharapak Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II’s iconic sagas.
August 7, 2015
Sports in Review
Over the last month, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.
World in Review
World in Review is a collection of five photo galleries curated by Associated Press photo editors from each region of the world: Asia, Europe and Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States.
August 6, 2015
Mexicans Seek Help From Saint of Lost Causes
Photos by Sofia Jaramillo For the faithful, he is the saint of the hopeless, patron of lost causes, the deliverer of the impossible. Each month at a chapel near the heart of Mexico City, San Judas Tadeo’s status as a performer of miracles draws believers from among the most desperate corners of society.
A Year Later, AP Reporter Recalls Origins of Ferguson Movement
A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson.
August 5, 2015
AP WAS THERE: US Drops Atomic Bombs on Japan in 1945
On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used.
Remembering, and Saving, A-Bomb’s Legacy at Hiroshima Dome
Photos by Eugene Hoshiko The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.
Tour de France Along the Road
Photos by Laurent Cipriani Associated Press photographer Laurent Cipriani has been covering the Tour de France since 2011, taking hundreds of pictures to tell the story of cycling’s biggest race.
Five Years After Quake, Haitians Turn Ruins to Homes
Photos by Rebecca Blackwell Compared to some of his neighbors, Jimmy Bellefleur is not doing badly. The electrician has turned abandoned government office space into a one-room home for his wife and their two daughters.