Organ Trafficking in Nepal

Photos by Niranjan Shrestha Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems.

Close Up: Photographer Rebecca Blackwell

Rebecca Blackwell joined the AP as West Africa photographer in 2007, before moving to the Mexico City bureau in 2014.

Cuban Dancers Return Home

Photos by Franklin Reyes On November 4, 2014, AP photographer Franklin Reyes Marrero died in a car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana.

A Look At Veterans Day Around the U.S.

In small communities and large cities alike, people gathered Tuesday to honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Sports Roundup: Nov. 11, 2014

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

World’s Abandoned Places

Our ghosts are with us, for all to see. All we need do is look carefully.

Peru’s Dirty War Victims

Photos by Rodrigo Abd It was the second burial for the three members of the citizen self-defense force from this remote Andean village, who officials say died so that others might live.

Berlin Wall: When the Wall Stood and Today

Berlin’s appearance has changed enormously since the fall on Nov. 9, 1989 of the Berlin Wall, which for nearly three decades divided the communist east from the city’s west — a capitalist enclave deep inside East Germany.

Daily Life Roundup: Nov. 7, 2014

For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: A street performer does his best Mona Lisa impression in Tokyo, geese fly past autumn foliage in Philadelphia, and women sing an emigration folk song in downtown Lisbon.

Burkina Faso Political Crisis

Photos by Theo Renaut Opposition leaders and members of civil society met Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to establish ground rules for a transitional government and what they expect from its leader after the country’s president of 27 years resigned last week amid mounting opposition to his bid to seek yet anotherContinue reading “Burkina Faso Political Crisis”

Tibet’s Exiles

Photos and Text by Tsering Topgyal When I was 8 years old, my parents paid a smuggler to take me across the Himalayas, a weekslong walk over the mountains from Tibet to India. It was a trek that tens of thousands of other Tibetans have taken since the Dalai Lama fled a failed 1959 uprisingContinue reading “Tibet’s Exiles”

U.S. Elections Through the Years

Political hopefuls burn bright, then fade. Parties and poll numbers rise and fall. Presidents pass the torch, power changes hands.