Reuters photographers produced over half a million images in 2012, offering unparalleled coverage of global events and perspective on the way we live today. Taking us from the world stage to the street corner, watch and share this video showcase of some of the best images from 2012.
Around the globe, young college graduates are unable to find job in the fields they studied. Instead, many are eking out a living in the service industry. Reuters photographers captured images of this ”jobless generation.”
A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, known for his creations that recycle unwanted toys and waste materials. More than 100,000 unwanted toys collected by social groups across Japan for the past 13 years were used in the exhibition.
Today’s photo shows first lady Michelle Obama waving at the crowd before addressing the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can follow everything happening at the DNC on the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.
Today’s photo shows an activist carrying a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. You can follow everything happening at the RNC with the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.
In Ecuador, the active Tungurahua volcano has been spewing ash for the last few days. The volcano, which is classified as active, is about 90 miles south of the capital, Quito. Tungurahua, in the past, acts on an 80-100 year eruption cycle, with the last major one coming between 1916-18; this means that the volcano is due to start another one relatively soon.
As a group of South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE) volunteers watches on, a baby loggerhead turtle makes its way to the ocean, after hatching on the beach. These loggerhead turtles, an endangered species in the United States, are watched over by the SCUTE as they hatch, both the ensure their survival on their way to the ocean, and to keep track of when and where the turtles hatch.
In today’s incredible picture, taken by Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann, lightning flashes over a house in rural Switzerland. Whereas the weather across the United States is substantially drier than normal, Europe isn’t experiencing the same drastic weather and climate problems.
As record-breaking heat and high winds continue to plague the Western United States, more wildfires have run out of control. In Idaho and Nevada, where the Trinity Ridge Fire threatens the resort town of Featherville and has burned over 82,000 acres, the fires are being controlled by planes like the one seen in today’s picture, which dump fire retardants over the burning areas. Read more about the fires in this Reuters article.
In today’s picture, a protesting miner in South Africa licks his spear during protests surrounding a platinum mine. Other protestors, armed with machetes and sticks, gathered outside the mine 200 miles northwest of Johannesburg to go on strike over pay wages. In a shocking response, police opened fire on the protest, shooting and killing 34 protesters. Read the Reuters article for more.