Category Archives: Aug 2015 – 2
2015 World Athletic Championships
Beijing hosted the 15th IAAF World Athletic Championships this year, from August 22 – 30, 2015, and it was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”) since the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Horses Helping Kids
Photos by Matt Rourke Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.”
Katrina Then and Now
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake.
August 28, 2015
India’s Religious Kitchen
Photos by Manish Swarup Harjeet Singh can usually be found riding around New Delhi on his Harley Davidson Superlow, or helping foreign companies set up operations in India. At home, the businessman has staff to clean and cook for his family. But at the gurdwara where he worships alongside other Sikhs, he sweeps the floor, cleansContinue reading “India’s Religious Kitchen”
Jordan Hospital Heals War Wounds
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East’s multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.
August 27, 2015
Peru’s Jungle Drug Cops
Photos by Rodrigo Abd The elite police who work in the dense central jungles of the world’s No. 1 cocaine-producing nation regularly raid the pits in which coca leaves are processed into the paste used to make the drug.
70th Annual Tomatina Fiesta Leaves Spanish Town Red
Photos by Alberto Saiz More than 20,000 people have pelted each other in the street with tomatoes in this year’s “Tomatina” as the Spanish event celebrates its 70th birthday.
Lebanese Trash Crisis
The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government’s resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital but has tapped into a much deeper malaise.
Archivist Update: Dogs in Warfare
In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, we feature photos of K-9 service dogs from the Associated Press photo archive that span from WWII to the Vietnam War.
August 25, 2015
Syrian Refugee Mothers’ Changing Lives
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen Here among the tents of this informal camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, pregnant mothers have given birth to children they struggle to care for amid sandstorms and crushing poverty.
Mexico City’s Mariachi Temple
Photos by Sofia Jaramillo The singer pumps the room full of his baritone voice, two trumpets cry out, and guitarists strum a steady, stringy beat while the guests drinking tequila whistle their loud approval.
AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest
Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
August 24, 2015
India Kashmir in the Line of Fire
Photos by Channi Anand On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic.
Hometown, Church Mobilize to Support Plains’ Jimmy Carter
Photos by David Goldman Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.
Ten Years After Katrina
Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people here often reach for the Biblical, describing an economic and cultural resurrection.
August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
Nicaragua’s Santo Domingo Festival
Photos by Esteban Felix Indian chiefs and dancing red and black devils invade the Nicaraguan capital each August as the annual Santo Domingo festival explodes in the streets of Managua to honor the tiny statue of a Roman Catholic saint.
August 19, 2015
Brazilian Cowboys Take on Bulls in Unique Rodeo
Photos by Eraldo Peres The men appear on horseback at daybreak, emerging from the thorny thicket of shrubs and small trees that mark the semiarid landscape of the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco.
August 18, 2015
For Africa’s Hunted Children with Albinism, New Limbs and New Hope
Like other little boys, Baraka Cosmas Lusambo loves to play soccer. When he hears music, his feet tap and his face breaks out into a wide smile. During summer pool time recently, he used his left hand to toss a ball through a basketball hoop while red arm floaties keep him above water.
Egypt’s Ultras Soccer Fans
Chanting slogans, carrying signs and waving flares, these eager young men who gather in Egypt could be mistaken for Arab Spring demonstrators.