Photos by Felipe Dana Eric Marques walks down a steep labyrinth of dark alleyways on this hillside slum long controlled by drug gangs and off-limits to outsiders.
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.
During the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, fans from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro to cheer on their countries, favorite sports and top athletes.
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
Photos by Felipe Dana For the first time, one of the teams competing in the Olympic Games will be made up of refugees who hail from different countries they no longer call home.
Photos by Felipe Dana and Leo Correa Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world and has reoccurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the past 30 years.
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin’s playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash.
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Photos by Felipe Dana The markets are open around-the-clock, pulling in young mothers, truck drivers, the homeless, anyone looking to get high.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: Indian flower vendors arrange rose petals and garlands, a Chinese paramilitary police stands outside the Forbidden city, and a paraglider flies around the Christ the Redeemer statue.
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Marta “favela” slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.
Felipe Dana discovered photography at age 15 when he started working as an assistant for event and commercial photographers.