Deadly Nicaragua Land Conflict Displaces Hundreds

Photos by Esteban Felix Nicaragua’s normally sleepy northern Caribbean coast in recent weeks has erupted in deadly clashes between Miskito Indians and settlers from the country’s west.

Rock in Rio

Photos by Felipe Dana and Leo Correa Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world and has reoccurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the past 30 years.

NBA Media Day

Professional basketball players and coaches gathered recently across the country for NBA Media Day, an event that marks the coming of the 2015-16 NBA season.

Romania’s International Feline Beauty Competition

Photos by Vadim Ghirda More than 250 cats, from Devon Rex kittens to Maine Coon cats, entered Romania’s international cat show which took place in the capital city of Bucharest.

Mexico’s Other Disappeared

Photos by Dario Lopez-Mills The convoy of gunmen fanned out across the southern Mexico municipality of Cocula before dawn. Some carried names and blasted their way into homes. Others simply swept up whoever crossed their paths. Seventeen people vanished from Cocula on that single day, July 1, 2013 — more than a year before the disappearanceContinue reading “Mexico’s Other Disappeared”

Pope Francis: Transforming the Catholic Church

For 14 years, AP correspondent Nicole Winfield has covered the Vatican, a firsthand witness to papal practices, seeing a side of Francis that few have glimpsed over his travels to South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

AP Photo Editors Offer Behind the Scenes View of Pope’s Visit to Cuba

This past week, three Associated Press photo editors based in Mexico City – Anita Baca, Leslie Mazoch, and Tomas Stargardter – took over our Instagram feed to share photos and anecdotes related to Pope Francis’ historic trip to Cuba.

Bosnians Mark Eid High up on a Mountain

Photos by Amel Emric Some 50 residents of the Bosnian village of Lukomir live their lives and celebrate their holidays far above the turmoil of the modern world, protected by the remoteness of their home atop the Bjelasnica mountain.

Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage

Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy More than 2 million Muslims on Tuesday started the first rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest pilgrimages that draws people from different countries to the holy city of Mecca to perform a series of rituals and prayers aimed at erasing past sins.

AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest

Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.

In Rwanda, Dogs and Handlers Train to Track Poachers

Photos by Ben Curtis One dog being trained to track poachers in a Rwandan national park is nicknamed “Machine” because of his reputed stamina on a trail. Another dog is known as “Professor” because of his seemingly analytical approach when following a scent.

LGBT People in Conservative South Korea Find Hope

Photos by Julie Yoon Just after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized nationwide same-sex marriage, tens of thousands of people gathered in front of Seoul’s city hall to show their support.