Romania’s International Feline Beauty Competition

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.

APTOPIX Roundup: Oct. 17, 2014

Throughout the day, Associated Press photo editors comb through and designate a selection of the most newsworthy and visually breathtaking images as APTOPIX.

Daily Life Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

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. 

A Roma Celebration of the Virgin Mary

Photos by Vadim Ghirda On September 8, 2014, the Romanian Roma community gathered to honor the birth of the Virgin Mary, in Costesti, Romania.