from Photographers' Blog:

Between “Jogo bonito” and riots on the streets

June 21, 2013

Salvador, Brazil

By Kai Pfaffenbach

Football is the sport I most like to photograph.

Almost everybody in Reuters knows that. When I was assigned to head to Brazil to cover the FIFA Confederations Cup one of my dreams came a little closer: covering a soccer match at Rio's famous Maracana stadium. After almost two weeks of following the tournament's group stage matches I haven't seen the Maracana (that only happens for the final). But I have had the pleasure of traveling in a team of three with my colleagues Jorge Silva and Paulo Whitaker from Brasilia to Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza and Salvador. The stadiums look great, they are ready for the big event next year, the spectators are as enthusiastic as expected and so far we have seen good games with an outstanding Brazilian superstar Neymar and spectacular overhead kicks from Hulk.

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Under attack in Tahrir Square

November 29, 2012

Cairo, Egypt

By Amr Abdallah Dalsh

I was on assignment on the Turkish-Syrian border when I was asked to come back home to help the Cairo team as the situation in Egypt developed with protests and clashes.

from Photographers' Blog:

The trouble with Northern Ireland

July 13, 2011

Tradition is something that is celebrated, enjoyed and handed down to the next generation, but in the small corner of western Europe where I was born, it has led to shootings and bombings and the loss of thousands of lives.

from Your View:

Greek marchers burn EU flag

November 18, 2010

Thousands march in Thessaloniki to commemorate the 1973 student revolt in Greece, November 17, 2010. Your View/Alexandros Michailidis

from Your View:

March to Commemorate 1973 Revolt.

By Annette Kristiansen
November 18, 2010

Thousands march in Thessaloniki to commemorate the 1973 student revolt in Greece, November 17, 2010. Your View/Alexandros Michailidis

from Photographers' Blog:

Bloodied streets of Bishkek

April 7, 2010

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Kyrgyzstan-based photographer Vladimir Pirogov's images of Wednesday's violent clashes in Bishkek are examples of the power of photography in telling stories. Here are a selection of the best. Click here to view the slideshow of images.

from Africa News blog:

Soccer match creates Arab diplomatic rift

By Opheera McDoom
November 20, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In scenes more akin to a prelude to war than a soccer match, Algeria won Africa's last place in next year's World Cup finals in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday.

from Africa News blog:

Saving Kenyan forest. Is it a turning point?

September 3, 2008

mau-forest3.jpgAfter a decade of rampant destruction of the Mau forest water catchment in western Kenya, the country's coalition government seems firmly united in trying to save the complex before more serious damage is inflicted on the economy.

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Violence in South Africa: Audio slideshow

May 27, 2008

Reuters photographer Siphiwe Sibeko talks about his experiences capturing dramatic images of the outbreak of violence in South Africa.