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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Hajj Pilgrimage 2016

Photos by Nariman El-Mofty

Muslim pilgrims have begun arriving at the holiest sites in Islam ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, with some weeping with their hands outstretched for a fleeting touch of the Kaaba. Continue reading “Hajj Pilgrimage 2016”

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. Continue reading “Pictures of the Week”

Rare Look at the World of Jordan Royals’ Circassian Guards

Photos by Nariman El-Mofty

Circassian guards, who have served Jordan’s kings since the founding of the monarchy, still adhere to their ancient traditions, such as donning an incongruous cold weather uniform of black wool hats, red capes and leather boots in this desert climate. Continue reading “Rare Look at the World of Jordan Royals’ Circassian Guards”

Daily Life Around the World

Our Daily Life series is a visual exploration of everyday imagery from around the globe. Continue reading “Daily Life Around the World”

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. Continue reading “Egyptians Reflect Five Years After Uprising”

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. Continue reading “Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt”