Daily Life Roundup

For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: Waiters nap at a table as they wait for customers in Beijing, a couple kiss during the early morning hours in central Athens, and a surfer carries her board while walking along the shore in South Carolina. 

Indian Yogis Twist Bodies, Soothe Minds

Photos by Anupam Nath The Hindu holy men have traveled from across India, arriving at a centuries-old temple overlooking the Brahmaputra River, not far from where the plains give way to the Himalayan foothills.

AP Names Muhammed Muheisen Chief Photographer for the Middle East

The Associated Press has named award-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Real Kamikaze

Photos by Eugene Hoshiko The pilots filed into the room and were presented with a form that asked if they wanted to be kamikaze. It was multiple-choice, and there were three answers: “I passionately wish to join,” ”I wish to join,” and “I don’t wish to join.”

AP Names Natacha Pisarenko Chief Photographer for Latin America’s Southern Cone

Natacha Pisarenko, a photojournalist who has covered major news and sports events across Latin America and around the world, has been named chief photographer for The Associated Press for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.