Pictures of the Week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

San Fermin, a Fiesta of Bull Runs and Revelry

For some, the day at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival begins with an adrenalin-pumping bull run through narrow streets. For others, the runs are the exhilarating climax to an all-night street-party.

Sports In Review

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

Sports Roundup

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

Colorful Parades Tell Passion of Christ in Spain

Holy Week is one of the biggest holiday periods in Spain but while many people flock to the beaches, many opt to see the colorful, daily religious processions that take place in towns and cities across the country.

Daily Life Roundup

For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A Kayan-Padaung woman weaves at a souvenir shop in Myanmar, an Orthodox clergyman blesses newly weds during a religious ceremony in Georgia, and Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze.

Worldview: Christmas Around the Globe

For this installment of Worldview: Daily Life, we focus on Christmas celebrations around the world. 

Running of the Bulls

Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday, July 6, 2014 for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival. The nine-day fiesta, an uproarious blend of hair-raising daily bull runs and all-night partying, was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “TheContinue reading “Running of the Bulls”

Spain’s National Housing Crisis

Spanish unemployment rates soared to the highest in the EU at 26 percent, causing evictions to surge. The residential real estate bubble in Spain has reached €651 billion in mortgage debt.

Spain’s New Era

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who led the country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation’s financial meltdown, announced Monday, June 2, 2014, he will abdicate in favor of his son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation in its time of trouble. The king told Spaniards in a nationwideContinue reading “Spain’s New Era”