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Noor Mehar, a Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, along with her daughter Rasheeda, grieves for her three daughters after their boat capsized near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said. #APPhoto Dar Yasin
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What started as an annual marriage festival has become an economic boon for a tiny Berber village tucked into the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. In recent years, the village has become an attraction for tourists, both foreign and Moroccan, drawn in by local folklore. According to legend, a man and a woman from different tribes fell in love, but were forbidden from marrying. Out of grief, they cried themselves to death, creating the nearby lakes of Tislit and Isli, meaning bride and groom.
Poor conditions and harsh geography have led many residents to seek employment in bigger towns, but the annual festival and the tradition surrounding it helps keep the village of 2,000 going. Dozens of couples from places too small to have government offices gather to have their marriages legalized, while other young people hope to find partners. It’s a 10-hour, mountainous drive 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Today, the event is arranged to coincide with a large three-day market that marks the end of the harvest season.
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#APPhotos by @mosaabelshamy
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This photo combination shows 45 of the victims of the mass shooting that occurred at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Top row from left are: Hannah Ahlers, Heather Warino Alvarado, Carrie Barnette, Steven Berger, Candice Bowers, Denise Burditus, Sandy Casey, Andrea Castilla and Denise Cohen. Second row from left are: Austin Davis, Tom Day Jr., Christiana Duarte, Stacee Etcheber, Brian Fraser, Keri Lynn Galvan, Dana Gardner, Angie Gomez and Rocio Guillen. Third row from left are: Charleston Hartfield, Jennifer Topaz Irvine, Nicol Kimura, Jessica Klymchuk, Rhonda LeRocque, Kelsey Meadows, Calla Medig, Sonny Melton and Pati Mestas. Fourth row from left are: Adrian Murfitt, Rachael Parker, Carrie Parsons, Lisa Patterson, John Phippen, Melissa Ramirez, Jordyn Rivera, Quinton Robbins and Cameron Robinson. Bottom row from left are: Lisa Romero-Muniz, Christopher Roybal, Bailey Schweitzer, Laura Shipp, Erick Silva, Brennan Stewart, Derrick Taylor, Michelle Vo and Bill Wolfe Jr. #APPhoto
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Two little French girls dangle their briefcases as they near their school on opening day in Paris, France, Oct. 4, 1948. Schools all over France re-opened later than most schools in the United States. #APPhoto #OTD #TodayInHistory #blackandwhite #APArchivePhoto #BW #school #children #girls
There was melee today in Catalonia as Spanish police violently attack voters.
Spanish riot police smashed their way into Catalan polling stations Sunday to try to halt a disputed referendum on independence, firing rubber bullets and attacking voters who were trying to stop them from confiscating ballots. The daylong unrest injured at least 761 civilians and 11 police, authorities said.
The officers fired the rubber bullets while trying to clear protesters who were trying to prevent National Police cars from leaving after police had confiscated ballot boxes from the voting center. The Spanish government has ordered police to stop the voting process in Catalonia, saying it’s illegal.
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Photos by Emilio Morenatti @emilio_morenatti, Felipe Dana @felipedana, and Manu Brabo @manubrabo
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35 years ago today, AP photographer Bill Foley took a Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a Palestinian woman mourning the victims of the Sabra refugee massacre in Beirut. Below, Foley recalls events surrounding the picture. “I noted what looked like a pile of rubbish at one spot in the street; but as I got closer, I saw that it was a pile of dead bodies. Then I looked in a house window and saw a family that had been shot as they ate dinner. Down the street was the corpse of a dead horse, its throat slit.” While he was making pictures, Foley learned from survivors that the militia hired by the Israelis to manage the Palestinian camps had turned its wrath over the Bashir Gemayel assassination on the camp members and had slaughtered some eight hundred of them, mostly women and children.
The sound of oncoming vehicles alerted Foley to the fact that Israeli forces were coming to the camp, so he and his taxi driver departed. Using a circuitous route through Beirut, they made their way to an Israeli press camp at Baabda, in the Israeli-controlled sector of Lebanon just outside Beirut. Foley placed a call to AP in New York and dictated details of the story. He was about to transmit his photos on the same phone circuit when the power was cut.
Foley had heard that NBC television had arranged a charter aircraft to carry television footage to Tel Aviv; and as he and the taxi driver headed for the airport, he hid his prints and film in the back of his shirt, just in case they were stopped. They made the plane, put the film and prints in the pouch, and AP staff in Tel Aviv transmitted the pictures to the world.
International reaction to Foley’s pictures and their mute testimony to the massacre at Sabra Camp was vigorous. In 1983, an Israeli investigation found that Israel’s Defense Minister, Ariel Sharon, bore indirect responsibility for the incident.
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Sixty years ago today, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial progress. Two days after a large, white mob turned violent outside Little Rock Central High School, nine black teenagers returned with federal troops on Sept. 25, 1957.
Caption: This combination of file photos shows the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnie Brown, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed, Melba Pattillo and Gloria Ray; bottom row, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas and Carlotta Walls. #APPhotos
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President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games.
A week ago, just six players protested.
As he prepared to board Air Force One to return to Washington from New Jersey on Sunday, Trump said the players protesting the anthem were “very disrespectful to our country” and called again on owners to stop what he considers unpatriotic displays in America’s most popular sport.
Photos @apmrourke, @jaechongpix, Duane Burleson, Frank Franklin II
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Bora, 22, poses for a portrait in the Congo Ituri province capital Bunia, Aug. 10, 2016. Bora said she was just 11 when she became pregnant by her rapist, a U.N. peacekeeper. Two years later, she was a 13-year-old mother when another peacekeeper took advantage of her. She once again became pregnant. #APPhoto @jeromedelay
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Steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest against government labor law, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. President Emmanuel Macron's presidency is facing its first big public test, as unions hold nationwide protests against changes to labor laws that they fear corrode hard-fought job security. The prominent CGT union led Tuesday's protests, calling for strikes across transport and other public sector businesses and planning some 180 demonstrations. #APPhoto Claude Paris
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An altar to the Virgin of Guadalupe is covered with fallen debris inside the earth-damaged home where Larissa Garcia, 24, lived with her family in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The family was caught under rubble when the house partially collapsed, leaving Garcia with a broken arm and her father with a head injury. Her mother, who had to be pulled out from underneath a foot-thick section of wall which collapsed on her back, remains in a wheelchair and unable to walk. #APPhoto @rblackwelll
The death toll from Mexico’s 8.1 magnitude earthquake rose to 96 on Monday as more victims were confirmed in the hard-hit southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and residents worked to repair shattered homes and small businesses.
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A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. The U.N. said Friday that an “alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks. #APPhoto @BernatArmangue
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A member of a terrorist group which seized members of the Israeli Olympic Team at their quarters at the Munich Olympic Village appears with a hood over his face on the balcony of the village building where the commandos held several members of the Israeli team hostage, Sept. 5, 1972. #APPhoto Kurt Strumpf
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Volunteer Elizabeth Hill, 8, plays with evacuee Skyler Smith, 7, at a shelter at St. Thomas Presbyterian Church in west Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to affect the area, Aug. 29, 2017. Photo @jayjanner @statesman
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In the photo, little Aiden Pham — 13 months old and swaddled in a blanket — nestles asleep in his mother’s arms, even as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surge around them.
Someday, no doubt, Aiden’s mother will tell him about the day Houston police rescued them from their flooded home by boat, and about how one officer lifted them to safety. But thanks to the careful eye of a veteran Associated Press photographer David J. Phillip (@djp_b_and_h) assigned to cover the storm, the world already knows the mother, child and officer as the faces of the struggle to deal with the devastation. “I was just keeping an eye out and as soon as I saw the SWAT team member carrying her and then seeing the baby, I just couldn’t believe that baby was wrapped up in there and not crying,” Phillip said of the moment Sunday afternoon when his lens found the trio. “It was just tender. It was very special.” Phillip’s photo shows officer Daryl Hudeck, in baseball cap and fatigues, carrying Catherine Pham and the son she cradled through knee-deep water covering Interstate 610, in southwest Houston.
Phillip said the woman and child were rescued along with the baby’s father from their home in the city’s Meyerland section, where water reached many roofs.
Soon after the Phams were rescued, Phillip said, he broke away to transmit the photos. It’s a good thing, too. Not long after, a boat he was on hit an object underwater, probably a submerged car, and the photographer was pitched backward into the water. His leg was scraped by the boat’s outboard motor before fire department rescuers could pull him on board. One of his cameras and all the images it contained were lost.
Phillip, who is 51 and has been a photographer for the AP for 22 years, all based in Houston, has covered many hurricanes. But Katrina, Ike and Rita could not prepare him for the one that has swamped his home city.
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A drop of water falls off an iceberg melting in the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord near Nuuk in southwestern Greenland, Aug. 1, 2017. #APPhoto @apdavidgoldman
Like snowflakes, no two icebergs are exactly the same. Icebergs aren't sea ice, despite being best known for floating about the ocean. They are actually chunks of glaciers that have broken off at the water's edge. About 90 percent of an iceberg is under the surface of the water. Since glaciers are made from freshwater and compacted over dozens if not hundreds of years, icebergs are naturally among the hardest types of ice a ship might encounter.
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Protesters attend a rally to support young activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in downtown Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Pro-democracy groups rallied to support the three activists after Hong Kong's High Court overturned an earlier sentence and sent them to prison on Thursday for their roles in a rally that sparked massive demonstrations in 2014. #APPhoto Kin Cheung
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In this Jan. 28, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by from second from left, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. #APPhoto @andyharnik
The four aides in this photo with Trump and Pence have all left their top White House roles.
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Protests and vigils around the U.S. decry white supremacist rally
Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York to candlelight vigils in several cities. #APPhotos
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