Photos by Rebecca Blackwell Hundreds of clowns belonging to various clown associations made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 to pay their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint.
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Year in Photos from Asia
As 2015 comes to a close, here is a glimpse of some of the Asia-Pacific’s most important events of the year, through the eyes of The Associated Press’ photojournalists.
Israel’s Healing Horses
Photos by Oded Balilty At Israel’s main equine hospital, the animals can be wild patients, creating some unique challenges for the veterinarians treating them.
Holiday Cheer in a Brazilian Prision
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo In her sweat-stained Santa suit and soggy cotton-ball beard, Carina Barbosa looked every inch the picture of tropical Christmas cheer — at least until she leaned into the candy cane striped bars of her cell and peered wistfully out.
Year in Photos from the Middle East
As 2015 comes to a close, The Associated Press is looking back at the year’s events as seen by photojournalists in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest
Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding coverage while on assignment.
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.
Greece’s Abandoned Wealth
Photos by Petros Giannakouris Since it almost went broke in 2010, Greece has suffered horrific job losses, soaring long-term unemployment, across-the-board income cuts and over-taxation, despite a constant deterioration in state-provided health, education and welfare services.
December 9, 2015
Muslims Respond to Trump
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” immigrants and visitors alike, because of what he describes as hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans.
Year in Photos from Latin America
As Latin America and the Caribbean say goodbye to another year, The Associated Press offers a look back at some of the most interesting happenings of 2015 through the eyes of the region’s photojournalists.
Beijing Issues First Smog Red Alert
Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing invoked its first-ever red alert for smog Tuesday, closing many factories and imposing restrictions to keep half the city’s vehicles off the roads.
Peru’s Ashaninka Hunger
Photos by Rodrigo Abd Hunger haunts the jungle home of the Ashaninka.
December 7, 2015
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.
Manhattan of Arabia
Photos by Kamran Jebreili With its glistening skyscrapers and man-made waterways, Dubai Marina is a playground for the rich.
Hong Kong No Space To Die
Photos by Kin Cheung In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.
AP Photos Top 100 News Images of 2015
Every year, The Associated Press chooses a selection of photos that best documents the year’s top news stories as chronicled by photojournalists around the world.
December 2, 2015
India Struggling to Breathe
Photos by Tsering Topgyal There was a time when winter in the Indian capital was a glorious thing. Clear, sunny days and crisp cold nights.
Coal Loses Its Grip
Photos by David Goldman The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury’s mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don’t stand upContinue reading “Coal Loses Its Grip”
December 1, 2015
Peru’s Dirty War
Photos by Rodrigo Abd More than two decades after they were massacred by Maoist-inspired insurgents during Peru’s bloody civil conflict, 34 Andean villagers were finally given a proper burial.
Brazil’s Dam Disaster
Photos by Leo Corrêa This village used to be home for about 600 people. Then on Nov. 5, a dam at a nearby iron ore mine burst, unleashing a tsunami of mud that swept away nearly everything in its path, flattening houses, uprooting trees and tossing cars.