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.
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.”
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
Photos by Channi Anand On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic.
Photos by David Goldman Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.
Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people here often reach for the Biblical, describing an economic and cultural resurrection.
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.
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.
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.
Chanting slogans, carrying signs and waving flares, these eager young men who gather in Egypt could be mistaken for Arab Spring demonstrators.