from Photographers' Blog:

Michelle Obama’s unscripted moment

December 5, 2013

Washington, D.C.

By Jason Reed

“Never work with children or animals” is a famous show business adage once attributed to the comedian W. C. Fields. Those words may well have crossed the mind of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama this week during an unscripted moment at the White House.

from Photographers' Blog:

Growing up in the European Parliament

November 22, 2013

Strasbourg, France

By Vincent Kessler

To be totally honest I didn't see Vittoria at first glance when I took pictures of her and her mother, Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli, for the first time on September 22, 2010.

from Photographers' Blog:

China’s pint-sized snooker prodigy

September 24, 2013

Xuancheng, China

By Jianan Yu

My understanding of snooker starts with top world players such as China’s Ding Junhui, Britain’s Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan. But recently, a three-year-old Chinese player in Anhui province is capturing attention after a video of him playing showed up on the Internet. Some called him “Snooker Wonder Child”, others wrote, “Next O’Sullivan”. I wanted to find out how great this kid was.

from The Human Impact:

Child rape victim jailed in India: A journalist’s “immunity” breaks down

July 4, 2013

Her story is like so many I have heard in my years of reporting on the plight of girls and women in India.

from Photographers' Blog:

Chicago’s violent legacy gets personal

February 4, 2013

Chicago, Illinois

By John Gress

It's not every day that an assignment teaches you something about your own childhood.

from Our Take on Your Take:

A child’s view

May 28, 2010

A child sits in a tire on Perhentian Island, Malaysia, May 2010.  Your View/Meor M. Syafiq

This picture of a child sitting inside a tire instantly grabbed my attention as the child's eyes engage directly with the viewer. The strength of the image is enhanced by underexposure and dull tones.

from Your View:

crying while praying

December 25, 2009

A child cries while his father prays at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur during Christmas day.  Your View/Izamuddin Mohd Zan

from UK News:

Should men be barred from the delivery room?

October 19, 2009

CHINABabies' arrivals in the world would be more straightforward if women were left alone with only a midwife to help them, as they used to be, French obstetrician Michel Odent will tell the Royal College of Midwives' annual conference in Manchester next month.******"The ideal birth environment involves no men in general," he told the Observer over the weekend.******"Having been involved for more than 50 years in childbirths in homes and hospitals in France, England and Africa, the best environment I know for an easy birth is when there is nobody around the woman in labour apart from a silent, low-profile and experienced midwife -- and no doctor and no husband, nobody else," he said.******"In this situation, more often than not, the birth is easier and faster than when there are other people around, especially male figures - husbands and doctors."******Do you agree?

from The Great Debate UK:

Should men be barred from the delivery room?

October 19, 2009

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CHINABabies' arrivals in the world would be more straightforward if women were left alone with only a midwife to help them, as they used to be, French obstetrician Michel Odent will tell the Royal College of Midwives' annual conference in Manchester next month.

from Our Take on Your Take:

Lighting up

April 24, 2009

Your View contributor Mohammad Ashraful Huda captured this scene of a young girl lighting a cigarette for her father on a Bangladesh beach. With smoking restrictions being implemented around the world, this image goes against the trend.