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A moment of stillness

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Ferguson, Missouri
By Adrees Latif

I was on holiday and far away from Ferguson, Missouri, when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a policeman in the town.

The killing of this unarmed black teenager on August 9 sparked huge protests, and by the time I arrived the demonstrations had been going for well over a week.

Jul 1, 2012

People return to charred cities after Colorado wildfires

By Adrees Latif

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland.

Bears and burglars posed further danger to home owners who headed back to towns and cities after the fire, which killed two people.

Aug 2, 2011
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Retracing my steps in Pakistan

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On August 7, 2010, with a camera in hand, I dropped into a flooded village on an army helicopter that was delivering food aid to marooned villagers. As a crewman slid the door open to find solid ground, I leaped out, took some photographs, and managed to get back on before the chopper departed.

Time stamps on the images show the hover-stop lasted less than the length of an average song. For those three minutes, my thoughts were focused on finding an image that would bring the Pakistan floods story to life.

Jun 1, 2011

Pakistan general: No plan for N.Waziristan campaign

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to attack militants in the region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

Jun 1, 2011

Pakistan commanders: No plans for N. Waziristan campaign

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to assault the militant-infested region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

Jun 1, 2011

No plans for North Waziristan campaign: Pakistan commanders

MOHAMMAD GAT, Pakistan (Reuters) – One of Pakistan’s top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to assault the militant-infested region following pressure from the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven tribal areas on the Afghan border torn by militant violence, Lieutenant-General Asif Yasin Malik, commander of the 11th Corps based in Peshawar, said there was no change in his forces’ posture in the last weeks.

May 4, 2011

Photos show three dead men at bin Laden raid house

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.

The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

May 4, 2011

Photos show three dead men at Osama bin Laden raid house

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.

The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

Feb 8, 2011
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Adrees Latif wins ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism

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Pakistan chief photographer Adrees Latif has won the prestigious ICP Infinity Award in Photojournalism for his outstanding coverage of last year’s Pakistan floods. Working under the most difficult of conditions he led the Reuters pictures team to tell the story from every possible angle. His images were published daily across international front pages, bringing attention to the enormity of the catastrophe from its early stages. Latif’s work has received numerous industry accolades including the Pulitzer prize for Breaking News Photography in 2008.

Adrees recounts how he took the award-winning image of marooned flood victims grasping on to an army helicopter as they tried to escape.

Aug 7, 2010

Pakistanis desperate to escape flood areas

MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government.

President Asif Ali Zardari may have made the biggest political mistake of his career by leaving for Paris and London during the worst floods in 80 years.

    • About Adrees

      "Adrees was born in Lahore, Pakistan and has dual American and Pakistani citizenship. He received a BA in Journalism from the University of Houston and worked as a staff photographer at The Houston Post from 1993 to 1996. Adrees began freelancing for Reuters in 1996 in Houston, Texas and between 2001 - 2003 in Los Angeles, California. He then took the role of Senior Photographer in Thailand, based in Bangkok and most recently as Chief Photographer in Pakistan."
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