Category Archives: Aug 2016 – 2
Neighbor Churches, Split on Race Lines, Work to Heal Divide
Photos by Branden Camp There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.
Islamic State Mass Graves
Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.
Ganges Overflows Its Banks in Indian Holy Town
Photos by Tsering Topgyal As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of devotees.
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.
August 29, 2016
August 26, 2016
America Seen From Abroad: Arrogant, Nice, Tech-Savvy, Free
The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government.
August 25, 2016
National Park Service Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday today with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.
Thai Farmers Launch (Bee) Sting Operation to Stop Elephants
Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don’t relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.
Aerial Photos Show Town in Italy Reduced to Rubble
Photos by Gregorio Borgia A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.
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.
A Day in a North Korean Zoo
Photos by Dita Alangkara Lions, tigers and poodles? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang, the renovated central zoo, is pulling in thousands of visitors a day
August 23, 2016
From the Favela to the Top of the Podium
From the favela to the top of the podium, Rafaela Silva earned Brazil’s first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
August 22, 2016
Divided America: Diverse Millennials are No Voting Monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president.