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Reuters’ most popular Instagram photos so far this year

@Reuters on Instagram has nearly a quarter of a million followers and counting, treating viewers to stunning photographs that reflect beauty and diversity from around the world. Instagram followers signal their appreciation of a good image with “likes” and Reuters recently assembled a package to highlight our 20 most liked photos from our Instagram feed in 2015 so far.

Below are the top 5 most liked images; you can view the entire top 20 package here.

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The White House is illuminated in rainbow colors after the historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Washington June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron


Reuters pictures for a future audience


By Reinhard Krause, Global Pictures Editor, Thomson Reuters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Reuters pictures service. Our recent packages of the most iconic pictures from the past three decades have been a great success – and you can click here to see Parts One, Two and Three. But while it’s good to look back proudly at our work, it’s more important to look forward: (more…)

Back to the future: We digitize the Reuters archive

Reuters Video Archive

Our Reuters archive, which dates back to the 1896 coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, is famous for how far it looks back. Now, it’s also an asset being prepared for the future.

The digitization of the Reuters archive is currently making hundreds of thousands of rare and largely unseen news clips available to clients around the world, enabling us to pursue new opportunities in digital.

To date, over 115,000 Reuters clips have already been digitized and published on, expanding the Reuters digital archive to 450,000 clips and counting.

Why go digital? (more…)

Reuters Photographer Larry Downing selected for Lifetime Achievement Award

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The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) recently announced that it has selected Reuters Senior Photographer Larry Downing to receive its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional coverage of the White House dating back to 1978 and spanning 6 U.S. presidencies. This is the first time a Reuters photographer has been recognized for this award.

Larry started covering the White House while Jimmy Carter was president, working for U.P.I. and then Newsweek Magazine before joining Reuters in 1997.

Over the course of his career, his reputation and access has enabled him to document countless historic events and people. As Larry remembers in his Wider Image profile, he was even included in a secret Air Force One trip to Iraq with U.S. President George W. Bush to surprise U.S. combat troops one Thanksgiving.

As Larry has said: (more…)

Journalist spotlight: Stephane Mahe on his symbolic Paris solidarity march image

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On Sunday, French citizens were joined by world leaders in a solidarity march paying tribute to the victims of the shooting at satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. One photo taken by Reuters photographer Stephane Mahe quickly became a powerful and symbolic image, circulating widely in France and drawing interest from local newspapers, radio and television outlets, where he was interviewed numerous times. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Stephane offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he scored the moving shot.

Q. How did you come to be there covering the solidarity march? (more…)

Reuters Pictures of the Year

From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2014. License over 7 million images at or follow us on Twitter @ReutersPictures to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.

Make sure to check out our amazing collection of year-end slideshows: (more…)

Reuters Sports Reel app

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Just in time for the start of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Reuters has launched its new Sports Reel mobile application for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

This free app features near real-time results as well as pictures from Reuters award-winning photographers. Reuters Sports Reel will also provide coverage of other major global sporting events such as the Tour de France, Formula 1 racing and U.S. Open Tennis, just to name a few.

With the Sports Reel app, you can: (more…)

Goals all over the world

Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest ones, especially when you have the support of the world’s biggest news agency behind you. Russell Boyce imagines the world viewed through the single constant of a goalpost: the green grass and cloudy skies of Manchester, the dusk in Karachi, a cityscape in Boston, Kathmandu and Tokyo. For more World Cup photography, download the Reuters Sports Reel app.

Reuters Access: Iconic archival pictures and video e-commerce site

Introducing Reuters Access, an e-commerce site featuring a highly-curated selection of our best pictures and video for editorial use. This short video showcases a selection of the iconic photos and archival videos taken by our global network of award-winning photographers and video crews.

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis.

Journalist spotlight: An inside look at capturing images at the Sochi Olympics

Competitors shoot during men's biathlon 15 km mass start event at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Earlier this month, the 2014 Winter Olympics officially kicked off in Sochi, with some 2,500 athletes representing 88 nations in 98 events at the Games. Reuters text journalists, photographers and videographers are on site delivering a wide variety of coverage – not only of every event at every venue, but also political and business angles and color pieces on the fans and the atmosphere. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Pawel Kopczynski, EMEA pictures editor, offers an inside look at how the photo team is covering the games.

Q. How is the photo team covering the Games? (more…)