Life on US Aircraft Carrier in Islamic State War

Photos by Marko Drobnjakovic Every day, the steam-powered catapult aboard this massive aircraft carrier flings American fighter jets into the sky, on missions to target the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Embracing Extreme Sports in Gaza

Photos by Khalil Hamra Self-taught daredevils in the blockaded Gaza Strip are embracing a range of extreme sports, from the outdoor urban gymnastics known as parkour to motocross racing on sand dunes.

Wayuu Indigenous Tribe Struggles for Survival

Photos by Fernando Vergara Sadness surrounded Gladis Fatima’s mud house. Three days before, her 14-year-old daughter died and a doctor’s certificate showed why: severe malnutrition led to sores in the girl’s mouth that prevented her from swallowing the vitamins and minerals doctors had prescribed.

Gregorio Borgia’s Migrants at Sea Instagram Takeover

This week, Associated Press staff photographer based in Rome Gregorio Borgia took over our Instagram feed with photos from Europe’s mounting migrant crisis.

Myanmar Athletes Train Amid Traffic

Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe A group of strongly built young men gather early in the morning in the suburbs of Yangon to work on their fighting skills.

Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio

Photos by Silvia Izquierdo Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin’s playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash.

Gregory Bull’s Drought Town Instagram Takeover

This week, AP staff photographer Gregory Bull took over our Instagram feed with photos from a tiny, drought-stricken community called Okieville, in California’s Central Valley.

Lifting the Veil on Drug Abuse in LA’s Koreatown

Photos by Jae C. Hong In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans.

A Presidential Trip to Alaska

Photos by Andrew Harnik President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming.

24 Hours of Migration in Europe

For the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move across Europe, the pace of a day is dictated by forces almost entirely beyond their control: the heat of the sun, the location of guards or police, the reliability of a cellphone signal.

Daily Life Around the World

AP’s Daily Life series is a visual exploration of imagery from around the globe.