Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don’t relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.
Photos by Eraldo Peres Canoes slide through a narrow river, dodging branches and trees for more than four hours to reach a tiny village deep in the Amazon jungle of western Brazil.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa In the Cuban countryside, many children learn to ride a horse before they tackle a bicycle.
Photos by Esteban Felix This string of islands off Chile’s coast was once best known for its dramatic landscapes, rich wildlife, quaint stilt homes and colonial-era churches.
Photos by Patrick Semansky A year after Freddie Gray’s death, and the riots that followed, daily life in Baltimore has largely returned to its old ways.
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children, and some of the most vulnerable live in dozens of makeshift tent camps, including in Jordan, which has taken in close to 640,000 refugees.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba’s tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand.
Photos by Hkun Lat Opium is a scourge to many of Myanmar’s poor communities ravaged by drug addiction, but to the farmers who grow it, it is a living.
Photos by Dieu Nalio Chery Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph’s small vegetable plot. The family’s chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack.
Photos by Shakil Adil Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her.
Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.
Photos by Oded Balilty Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape.
Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image of a Jewish settler woman defying Israeli soldiers as they forcibly removed her from a West Bank settlement.
Photos by Nariman El-Mofty Egypt marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, with activists taking to social media — but not the streets — to express frustration that their demands for freedom and democracy had not been realized.
In a new memoir, “My Time with the Kings: A Reporter’s Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement,” retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement’s leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.
Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which began with the kingdom’s execution of a Shiite cleric and escalated with attacks on Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic Republic, have countries around the world responding by choosing sides or urging calm.
Photos by Ben Margot With executions on hold in California and a death penalty appeals process that can take years, many inmates on the nation’s largest death row say they spend little time worrying about the lethal injection that may one day kill them.
Photos by Martin Mejia Renato Nunez was looking for a fight after drinking seven bottles of beer with his friends.
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo In her sweat-stained Santa suit and soggy cotton-ball beard, Carina Barbosa looked every inch the picture of tropical Christmas cheer — at least until she leaned into the candy cane striped bars of her cell and peered wistfully out.
Photos by Vincent Yu As other diners in the McDonald’s enjoyed their Big Macs past midnight early last month, no one noticed the middle-aged woman who appeared to be sleeping at her table.
Within minutes, 30 million people were in the dark. A power failure originating at a Canadian station near Niagara Falls spread the evening of Nov. 9, 1965, leaving most of the Northeast U.S. and parts of Canada without power for hours.
Photos by Felipe Dana Searchers used small airplanes and a drone Saturday to look for 19 people confirmed as missing following the burst of two dams inside an iron ore mine, while authorities lowered the official death count to one.
Photos by Leo Correa For almost a week, including the Day of the Dead, the Brazilian city of Juazeiro do Norte is filled with thousands of pilgrims who come to honor “Padre Cicero,” a figure venerated here as a saint but not recognized as one by the Roman Catholic Church.
Photos by Oded Balilty This year’s Tel Aviv fashion week showcased local talent to international fashionistas even as a rash of deadly violence had Israel on edge.
Photos by Ariana Cubillos There’s a beauty contest for almost everyone in pageant-obsessed Venezuela. In the popular Miss Gay Venezuela competition, men don elaborate wigs and layers of makeup to show off their skills in what they call “the art of transformation.”
Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
Photos by Jerome Delay Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria.
Photos by Juan Karita Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia — team handball.
Photos by Altaf Qadri For centuries, it was a curse that saved the river.
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.
Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous samba school parades held their grand finale as the five-day-long Carnival celebration ends on ash Wednesday.
Photos by Daniel Ochoa de Olza Madrid Fashion Week has celebrated its 30th anniversary with presentations from 44 designers and brands by models on catwalks in Spain’s premier fashion showcase.
Photos by Dario Lopez-Mills Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero.
Photos by Rebecca Blackwell A Mexican party isn’t complete without a piñata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the papier-mache figures to later be stuffed with candies and broken open with a stick or club.
Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in the Boston area.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A Tanzanian girl smiles as she makes her way back from school, skiers take to the slopes of Nanshan ski resort in Beijing, and a baby cries after being vaccinated against polio in Islamabad. Click any image to launchContinue reading “Daily Life Roundup: Jan. 26, 2015”
Throughout the day, Associated Press photo editors comb through and designate a selection of the most newsworthy and visually breathtaking images as APTOPIX.
For today’s installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on China.
Photos by Manu Brabo Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces.
Photos by Felipe Dana Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar in the car category and Spain’s Marc Coma in bikes won the Dakar Rally on Saturday.
David Goldman was born in New York City and received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Minor in Spanish at the University of Rhode Island.
A look at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath:
At the International CES, the largest trade show in the Americas, tech enthusiasts are meeting in Las Vegas to see their dreams and fantasies about the future move closer to reality.
For today’s installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on Haiti.
New York City’s Times Square is the site of one of the celebrated New Year’s Eve gatherings in the world.
Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massive 9.1 earthquake off the Indonesian coast, leaving more than 230,000 people dead in 14 countries and causing about $10 billion in damage.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, marks the 115th renewal of the Army–Navy college football rivalry.
For today’s installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on Afghanistan.
Photos by Jerome Delay When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew why.