Photos by Amr Nabil They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt.
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Egypt Jumping Donkey
Photos by Amr Nabil A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species’ well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command.
Egyptians Reflect Five Years After Uprising
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.
Egypt’s Ultras Soccer Fans
Chanting slogans, carrying signs and waving flares, these eager young men who gather in Egypt could be mistaken for Arab Spring demonstrators.
Egypt’s Urban Expansion
Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy Lush green farms once stretched all around the Nile River, the fertile dark soil a vital source of life since the Pharaonic times, when ancient Egyptians developed some of the first sophisticated farming methods in the region.
Cairo’s Whirling Dervishes
Photos by Amr Nabil Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes — the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings.
Egypt’s Grieving Children
Photos by Hamada Elrasam In Egypt, the years of turmoil following its 2011 uprising have seen revolutionary graffiti fade away as the country slowly tries to move on, but hidden scars remain for children who grew up during the chaos and lost loved ones.
Daily Life Roundup
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: People walk through an underground passage leading out of King’s Cross tube station in London, college graduates take part in the annual Toss Your Caps class photo in Philadelphia, and lights are switched on in apartments as dusk descendsContinue reading “Daily Life Roundup”
A look From Behind the Niqab
Photos by Hassan Ammar Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab.
Afloat on 2 Niles with the Fishermen of Khartoum
Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy At the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile near Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, 35-year-old Younis Hamad al-Nil sails his wooden boat from sunrise to sunset, searching the wide waters for today’s catch.
Daily Life Roundup
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A man lights a controlled fire in a pasture near Lawrence, Kansas, a Pakistani girl crosses a stream in a suburb of Islamabad, and a fisherman throws his line under a bridge during a foggy morning in Lisbon.
World Water Day
It courses through Bangkok’s bustling canals and the world’s mighty rivers. It is the lifeblood of the desert oasis as well as North America’s Great Lakes.
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Cairo and Giza: Then and Now
Cairo, Egypt’s capital city, and the outlying city of Giza are known as hubs of vibrant Egyptian culture. Today, we feature a selection of images from the Associated Press photo archive of both cities through the years.
Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt
Photos by Nariman El-Mofty Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure.
Close Up: Photographer Muhammed Muheisen
Muhammed Muheisen, Chief photographer, Pakistan, won the $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling Journalism Award for his work capturing the loss and hope in Pakistan and conflict zones throughout the world.
Daily Life Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: Members of a Chinese Opera group prepare backstage in Malaysia, the Giza Pyramids protrude from the land in Egypt, and a puddle reflects mourning firefighters in Florida.
Egypt Election 2014
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who for the past 10 months has been the most powerful figure in Egypt, is the country’s newly elected president following the military ouster last year of the country’s first democratically elected leader, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, a retired military commander. The election was extended after reports of low voter turnout that threatened toContinue reading “Egypt Election 2014”