For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A diver performs with a school of fish in an aquarium in Seoul, a couple walk across a bridge crossing to Beeston Castle in England, and a Pakistani Muslim devotee lights an oil lamp at a local shrine inContinue reading “Daily Life Around the World”
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.
Photos by David Azia Each July, the mountain village of Haute-Nendaz in Switzerland’s canton of Valais hosts the Alpenhorn Festival, drawing hundreds of musicians who gather along the shores of an Alpine lake 2,200 meters (7’220 feet) above sea level.
In late June 2015, another incarnation of Greece’s economic crisis began when Greek banks closed on June 29 amid fears that Greece was heading for a euro exit.
Photos by Jorge Saenz Catholics in this Paraguayan town paid homage to St. Francis Solano on Friday in a peculiar religious festival that involves dressing up in bird-feather suits.
Photos by Boris Grdanoski They huddle on the Greek border, awaiting a chance to sneak into Macedonia. Other migrants who make it across this landlocked country into Serbia are being deported back.
For some, the day at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival begins with an adrenalin-pumping bull run through narrow streets. For others, the runs are the exhilarating climax to an all-night street-party.
Photos by Lynne Sladky The transgender community has gained a degree of acceptance in recent years with the help of such celebrities as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox from “Orange is the New Black.”
Barack Obama, the United States’ first African-American president, has captured the imagination of people across the continent where his face shows up on billboards, backpacks, T-shirts and restaurants.
Photos by David Stephenson At the Ponderosa Speedway, a race track made of red clay and nestled in the small hills of central Kentucky, spectators can be sure they will take a little piece of the track with them at the end of the night.
In a simpler time, all a child or an adult needed to enjoy the outdoors was a ball and a stick. Or maybe an old tire tied to a high branch to fashion a swing. And the only instruction given to children was to be home before dark.
Photos by Themba Hadebe At first, the children only watched as the their retired neighbor hit a ball across an open field, but soon enough they joined in, forming an amateur golf school in a working class South African township.
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen Muhammed Muheisen, AP’s chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, is known for a body of work that captures the hope and loss felt by victims of conflict.
The end of Ramadan is marked by intense worship as Muslims seek to have their prayers answered during “Laylat al-Qadr” or “the Night of Destiny.”
Photos by David Goldman Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum.
Photos by Rodrigo Abd Gathered in the middle of the Amazon forest, the participants in the beauty contest wear the simple brown dresses of the Ashaninka indigenous woman, their faces dotted in a traditional design with a red dye extracted from a spice called achiote.
Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
Photos by Amr Nabil Essam Sayed works in a time-honored profession — one that employs him for one month a year. He is a second-generation “mesaharati,” which loosely translates from Arabic as “dawn caller.”
Photos by Matilde Campodonico A dilapidated food processing plant built in the 19th century on the banks of the Uruguay River to process and export meat to Europe may seem an unlikely candidate for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Over the last month, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.