Born a Refugee

Photos by Petros Giannakouris The women walked across the Syrian border into Turkey heavily pregnant, crossed the Aegean Sea in perilous journeys that risked their own lives and those of the babies they carried, because they dreamed of their children being born in a better world — in a peaceful, prosperous country in central or northernContinue reading “Born a Refugee”

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.

Greece’s Abandoned Wealth

Photos by Petros Giannakouris Since it almost went broke in 2010, Greece has suffered horrific job losses, soaring long-term unemployment, across-the-board income cuts and over-taxation, despite a constant deterioration in state-provided health, education and welfare services.

Mohammed’s Journey: A Syrian’s Long Quest For a Normal Life

Photos by Santi Palacios and Manu Brabo At the edge of a Balkan vineyard, Mohammed al-Haj lay down under a tree to collect his thoughts.

Portraits of Refugees Along Europe Migrant Trail

Photos by Muhammed Muhesien  Shortly after a dinghy overloaded with refugees from Syria and Iraq reached the Greek island of Lesbos, Mahmoud Naoura stood and raised his hands, chanting “Thank you God, we are safe.”

Outdoor Cinemas Fade To Black In Greece

Photos by Petros Giannakouris For decades Greeks have enjoyed watching the latest Hollywood blockbusters and old classics under the stars.