New Years Eve in Times Square

New York City’s Times Square is the site of one of the celebrated New Year’s Eve gatherings in the world.

Best U.S. News Photos of 2014

Throughout the year, AP photojournalists capture critical events across the U.S. – from the massive drought that hit California, to the legalization of marijuana across the nation, to the the Fort Hood shooting. 

Sports Roundup: Dec. 30, 2014

Over the last month, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.

India’s Disappearing Brass Bands

Photos by Manish Swarup The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood.

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massive 9.1 earthquake off the Indonesian coast, leaving more than 230,000 people dead in 14 countries and causing about $10 billion in damage.

Hanukkah in Israel

Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom. Today marks the eighth day of Hanukkah when the last candle will be lit on the menorah. 

Best Entertainment Photos of 2014

This year’s coverage of entertainment stories showcases the work of AP’s and Invision’s photographers, offering an up close view, from celebrity portraits, film festivals and concerts, to the industry’s biggest award shows.

Worldview: Christmas Around the Globe

For this installment of Worldview: Daily Life, we focus on Christmas celebrations around the world. 

Best Social Media Photos of 2014

Over the last year, thousands of Associated Press photos have been shared from our multiple social media platforms by photo enthusiasts like you.

Pakistan School Shooting Aftermath

Photos by Muhammed Muheisen As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved playing video games with his cousins.