On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work.
AP photojournalists are currently in Hong Kong covering the pro-democracy protests. Below is a photo gallery of a selection of their most recent work.
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, hundreds of people took part in Complexo de Alemao favela’s Gay Pride Parade, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The parade was a stand against discrimination and a demand for equal rights for the gay community.
Today In History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first U.S. televised debate was broadcasted between major party presidential candidates.
Photos by Ebrahim Noroozi In the coal mines of northern Iran men with their faces smeared black push rusty metal carts down into the earth in grim scenes that seem to belong to another century.
Autumn has arrived for many parts of the world, and today, we feature a gallery filled with colorful foliage, walks in the park, and crisp mornings.
For today’s installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on Russia.
Photos by Gerry Broome A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound.
Ganesha Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that celebrates the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu deity.
A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress offers a glimpse of Mosul, Iraq, before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife and now radicals’ rule. The scenes were taken in the autumn of 1932 by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.
Photos by Rodrigo Abd This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers.
California, also known as the Golden State, is most populous state in the U.S. Its wide–ranging diversity, in both population and geography, have made California a source of enduring fascination.
Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press.
They’re the often- anonymous stars of New York Fashion Week – the models who walk the runways in designer clothes, looking mostly impassive and inevitably beautiful as they pose before cameras.
Photos by Vadim Ghirda On September 8, 2014, the Romanian Roma community gathered to honor the birth of the Virgin Mary, in Costesti, Romania.
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Marta “favela” slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.