Photos by Wally Santana Building and designing a new house of your own may seem like a topsy-turvy experience.
The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
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.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: A street performer does his best Mona Lisa impression in Tokyo, geese fly past autumn foliage in Philadelphia, and women sing an emigration folk song in downtown Lisbon.
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.