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India’s Religious Kitchen

Photos by Manish Swarup Harjeet Singh can usually be found riding around New Delhi on his Harley Davidson Superlow, or helping foreign companies set up operations in India. At home, the businessman has staff to clean and cook for his family. But at the gurdwara where he worships alongside other Sikhs, he sweeps the floor, cleansContinue reading “India’s Religious Kitchen”

Nepal Earthquake

The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

India’s Disappearing Brass Bands

Photos by Manish Swarup The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood.

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

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.

Best Social Media Photos of 2014

Over the last year, thousands of Associated Press photos have been shared from our multiple social media platforms by photo enthusiasts like you.

Ramadan Iftar From Around the World

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.