Recently we marked the 10 year anniversary of the U.S. and its allies’ invasion of Iraq, based on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Despite worldwide protest, 200,000 thousand troops deployed into Iraq in March 2003. A decade after U.S. and Western troops swept into Iraq, the country still struggles with a stubborn insurgency, sectarian friction and political instability. We take a look back on this long road through history from the perspective of our Reuters journalists.
The Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards were officially finalized and announced on Wednesday (Feb. 27). Established in 1944, it is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for press photography. Reuters extensive coverage of events in 2012 was recognized with a total of 19 awards. Discover the award-winning work of our photographers: (more…)
From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2012. License over 6 million images at Reuters Pictures or follow them on Twitter @ReutersPictures to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.
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.