Wednesday, 27 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: Thousands brave the cold to cross sea to Greece

In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 photo, an Afghan boy asks for help to climb a rock leading to the main road after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Chios. Despite the bitter winter cold and rough seas, tens of thousands of men, women and children fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands continue to risk their lives to make the relatively short but dangerous journey from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, seeking a better future in Europe.
The seas are rough and cold. The wind is bitter. The overcrowded smugglers' boats are far from seaworthy, with many unable even to make it across a few miles of water — and the bodies of those who drown as the boats sink are fished out of the churning seas day by day.
Yet tens of thousands of men, women and children fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands continue to risk their lives this winter to make the relatively short but dangerous journey from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, seeking a better future in Europe.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

67th Republic Day Parade 2016

Smerch Multiple Rocket Launcher System passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 67th Republic Day Parade 2016, in New Delhi on January 26, 2016.
Smerch Multiple Rocket Launcher System passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 67th Republic Day Parade 2016, in New Delhi on January 26, 2016.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Officers stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 during the March for Life 2016, an annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Officers stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 during the March for Life 2016, an annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.  

Saturday, 16 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

An Indian police officer fires a teargas shell as a Kashmiri Muslim, center, ducks to avoid it during the funeral procession for Sajad Ahmed Bhat, a top rebel commander, on the outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Clashes erupted as police tried to stop a march by thousands participating in a funeral procession of the local militant who was killed in a gunfight with government forces.
An Indian police officer fires a teargas shell as a Kashmiri Muslim, center, ducks to avoid it during the funeral procession for Sajad Ahmed Bhat, a top rebel commander, on the outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Clashes erupted as police tried to stop a march by thousands participating in a funeral procession of the local militant who was killed in a gunfight with government forces.  

Friday, 15 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: Jakarta tries to get back to normal after attacks

Police and officials gather in the parking lot outside the damaged Starbucks cafe where Thursday's attack occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. A day after attackers detonated bombs and engaged in gunbattles with police in the central part of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta tried to get itself back on track.
A day after attackers detonated bombs and engaged in gunbattles with police in the central part of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta tried to get itself back on track.
Associated Press photographers Dita Alangkara, Tatan Syuflana and Achmad Ibrahim fanned out Friday morning to document this attempt at recovering normal routine after a violent and frightening day.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Monday, 11 January 2016

73rd Golden Globe Awards

In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, workers prepare for rain at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A blustery bad boy is set to crash Hollywood’s red carpets this awards season and he’s expected to take the town by storm. Shows like the Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, and the later Academy Awards are scrambling to put ample protection in place, while celebs are stressing about what to wear.
In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, workers prepare for rain at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A blustery bad boy is set to crash Hollywood’s red carpets this awards season and he’s expected to take the town by storm. Shows like the Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, and the later Academy Awards are scrambling to put ample protection in place, while celebs are stressing about what to wear.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Skydivers disperse after forming the shape of the letter "M" during Mike Mangold's memorial service at Apple Valley Airport in Apple Valley, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. The two-time world champion Red Bull air racer died in a jet crash in Southern California on Dec. 6, 2015.
Skydivers disperse after forming the shape of the letter "M" during Mike Mangold's memorial service at Apple Valley Airport in Apple Valley, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. The two-time world champion Red Bull air racer died in a jet crash in Southern California on Dec. 6, 2015.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

American rock n' roll singer Elvis Presley plays a ukelele, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and lei, in a still from the film 'Blue Hawaii,' directed by Norman Taurog, 1961.
American rock n' roll singer Elvis Presley plays a ukelele, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and lei, in a still from the film 'Blue Hawaii,' directed by Norman Taurog, 1961.

Friday, 1 January 2016

AP PHOTOS: Editor's picks from the Mideast and Pakistan

In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 file photo, a Palestinian woman shops on the last day of 2015 in Gaza city.
In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 file photo, a Palestinian woman shops on the last day of 2015 in Gaza city.  

AP PHOTOS: Happy New Year! World celebrates 2016

Peoples release balloons to celebrate the New Year with Tokyo Tower in the background in Tokyo, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Japan celebrated the start of 2016, the Year of the Monkey in the Japanese Zodiac.
Peoples release balloons to celebrate the New Year with Tokyo Tower in the background in Tokyo, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Japan celebrated the start of 2016, the Year of the Monkey in the Japanese Zodiac.