Photos by Yorgos Karahalis Fifty-five days before the Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, athletes from around the world are taking part in very different kind of sporting tournament in southern Greece.
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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 Hopeless On The Border
Photos by Petros Giannakouris Hamo had already walked 17 kilometers (10 miles) that day, pushing his 8-year-old daughter, Sidra, in her wheelchair, when he stopped in a field to ask directions to the Idomeni refugee camp.
Greece Migrants Winter Crossing
Photos by Petros Giannakouris The seas are rough and cold. The wind is bitter.
Migrants Trapped in Greece
Photos by Thanassis Stavrakis Dreams rarely come true, at least not for long.
Migrant Family’s Journey
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen The Qasus do not normally cry, but this felt nothing like normal.
Greece Stuck In Crisis
Anyone hoping that Greece might finally have a quiet year was quickly disappointed in 2015.
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.
Photos by Santi Palacios The migrants arrive by the hundreds on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos. And in their eagerness to move on, they leave behind belongings they carried on their backs.
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.”
Arriving to Europe
Photos by Petros Giannakouris It’s a small step in a long and uncertain escape from civil war and the Islamic State in Syria and difficult circumstances in other nations — but perhaps one of the most emotional.
Greece The Bailout Years
Photos and Text by Petros Giannakouris Coming home to Greece was always a relief after covering war and upheaval abroad. The danger and the adventure were over. A crisis at home feels very different.
Greece Rocket War
Photos by Petros Giannakouris It’s pure rocket science, and residents of this Greek island village love it.
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.