Photos by Vadim Ghirda Romanians have relived the horrors of communism in a play featuring Lenin and Stalin, set to patriotic songs of that era, played by actors who mime their roles.
Photos by Andreea Alexandru Romanian villagers have burned used tires and lit fires in the Transylvanian hills in a ritual that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent.
Photos by Vadim Ghirda A nightclub fire in Bucharest that killed at least 45 people became the tipping point for many Romanians who have long been frustrated with corruption among leaders.
Photos by Vadim Ghirda More than 250 cats, from Devon Rex kittens to Maine Coon cats, entered Romania’s international cat show which took place in the capital city of Bucharest.
Throughout the day, Associated Press photo editors comb through and designate a selection of the most newsworthy and visually breathtaking images as APTOPIX.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: Members of a Chinese Opera group prepare backstage in Malaysia, the Giza Pyramids protrude from the land in Egypt, and a puddle reflects mourning firefighters in Florida.
Photos by Vadim Ghirda On September 8, 2014, the Romanian Roma community gathered to honor the birth of the Virgin Mary, in Costesti, Romania.