Photos by Muhammed Muheisen At Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country’s civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
Category Archives: July 2014
Ramadan Iftar From Around the World
For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.
Vantage Point: Michael Groll
Michael Groll has been a staff photographer for The Associated Press since 2007 and has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time and Smithsonian Magazine.
Twitch and Shout Summer Camp
Eleven-year-old Blake Desadier thought his mom was lying when she told him there were other kids like him with Tourette’s syndrome. Then he went to “Camp Twitch and Shout,” a weeklong summer camp for children with Tourette’s, a neurological disorder that makes people have different types of involuntary muscle movements or speech. The camp helpsContinue reading “Twitch and Shout Summer Camp”
The First World War Centennial
A hundred years ago, on July 28th, 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, this event marked the the start of the First World War. It was the beginning of an era that paved the way for the economic, social, and political changes to come, and mobilized more than 70 million military personnel in one ofContinue reading “The First World War Centennial”
The World Cup Final: Germany Vs. Argentina
Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
26 Ways Soccer is Played Around the World
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Associated Press photographers have turned their lens on the game worldwide from the snowy peaks of northern Afghanistan to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
Close Up: Photographer Matt Rourke
Matt Rourke joined The Associated Press as a photojournalist in 2006. Based in Philadelphia, Rourke’s work encompasses general news, politics and sports. Coverage of note includes the Penn State University child abuse scandal, political seasons of 2008 and 2012 as well as the London Olympics.
Game Day: Netherlands Vs. Argentina
Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time.
Running of the Bulls
Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday, July 6, 2014 for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival. The nine-day fiesta, an uproarious blend of hair-raising daily bull runs and all-night partying, was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “TheContinue reading “Running of the Bulls”
Game Day: Brazil Vs. Germany
With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament.
Game Day: USA vs. Belgium
As U.S. World Cup fans grapple with their 2-1 loss to Belgium, we’ve decided to spread some visual cheer with an extraordinary set of photos by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Rodrigo Abd, who roamed the streets of Brazil and captured everything from frenzied fans as they made their way to the stadium before the match, to the spectator nuances ofContinue reading “Game Day: USA vs. Belgium”
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Visit our interactive page and explore the social movement, through AP’s coverage, leading up to this landmark legislation.