Ancient Jewish Community Endures on Tunisian Island

Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.

The Hajj Journey of Black Americans

As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year, she felt a renewed connection. To her own “blackness,” she says, but also to humanity as a whole.

Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage

Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy More than 2 million Muslims on Tuesday started the first rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest pilgrimages that draws people from different countries to the holy city of Mecca to perform a series of rituals and prayers aimed at erasing past sins.

Daily Life Around the World

For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A diver performs with a school of fish in an aquarium in Seoul, a couple walk across a bridge crossing to Beeston Castle in England, and a Pakistani Muslim devotee lights an oil lamp at a local shrine inContinue reading “Daily Life Around the World”

Stranded in Djibouti

Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.

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”

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 young shepherd boy carries a lamb on his back in Kashmir, a cargo ship plies up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans in Louisiana, and Buddhist nuns gather as they visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. 

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.

Daily Life Roundup: Jan. 26, 2015

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”