Hong Kongers head to the polls Sunday to choose candidates for the semiautonomous city’s legislature, in the first major election since 2014 pro-democracy street protests.
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The Unha 3 rocket that launched the “Bright Star” satellite into space in 2012 is a symbol of North Korea’s technological successes and a matter of great national pride.
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Photos by Vincent Yu As other diners in the McDonald’s enjoyed their Big Macs past midnight early last month, no one noticed the middle-aged woman who appeared to be sleeping at her table.
Photos by Vincent Yu A year ago, Hong Kong’s famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called “Umbrella Movement” — a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.
Photos by Vincent Yu and Kin Cheung A year ago, Hong Kong’s famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy activists who occupied them for 79 days in what became known as the “Umbrella Movement.”
Small clusters of survivors, bundled up against a chilly wind, gathered along Japan’s northeast coast Wednesday to remember the nearly 19,000 lives lost in the March 11, 2011, tsunami. Four years later, the region is still struggling to recover.
AP photojournalists are currently in Hong Kong covering the pro-democracy protests. Below is a photo gallery of a selection of their most recent work.