Photographers' Blog

Editor’s choice – November 3

Gas masks
Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Art
Heart shaped balloons fly next to an installation by artist Nathan Coley in the grounds of the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland November 2, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

Fumigate
A member of a fumigation brigade sprays a home in Havana November 2, 2009. Cuba conducts regular fumigation inside homes to check the spread of dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes a fever which can be deadly. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Gold
A woman wades deep into a river bank to collect mud to pan for gold at a river bank in Pidie district in Indonesia’s Aceh province November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva

Editor’s choice – November 2

Jumper
People watch as an acrobat practices flips at Yoff beach in Senegal’s capital Dakar, Novermber 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Finbarr O’Reilly

Olympic Torch
Surfer Raph Bruhwiler carries the Olympic Torch while coming ashore along Pacific Rim National Park just outside Tofino, British Columbia November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Afghans
An Afghan girl and her mother sit in a minibus in Herat November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Editor’s choice – October 27

President Barack Obama’s personal aide Reggie Love peeks out through the curtain as he waits for Obama to deliver remarks at a committee dinner in Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

A U.S. Marine of the 8th Regiment Second Battalion takes up position after they came under fire from Taliban insurgents while patrolling in the Mian Poshtay area in Helmand province, October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A boy cries as he recuperates after surgery at a hospital in Manila’s Makati financial district October 26, 2009. Operation Smile aim to provide free surgery for about a hundred children inflicted with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Editor’s choice – October 23

Joshua Grant (L) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York’s professional all-male Dance Company “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo”, also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Shi Liliang, 33, a monk from Southern Shaolin Temple, performs a special Chinese martial art stunt, known in Chinese as Shuishangpiao or “running on water”, at a reservoir on the outskirts of Quanzhou, Fujian province, October 22, 2009. Shi ran on the surface of a row of 1-centimetre-thick (0.39 inch) plywoods for 18 metres (59 feet), breaking his own record of 15 metres (49 feet) created several days ago, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for cutting in front of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Paharpur, 40 km (about 25 miles) by road from Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Editor’s choice – October 22

Los Angeles Dodgers hitter Manny Ramirez gets ready to hit in the eighth inning of play against the Philadelphia Phillies as fans hold up signs in Game 5 of their Major League Baseball NLCS playoff series in Philadelphia, October 21, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A novice Tibetan monk pauses during a prayer meeting at Lower Wutun Monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A crane lifts a damaged coach of a passenger train at the site of a train accident on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Mathura October 21, 2009. A speeding passenger train rammed into another waiting near Mathura city station early on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring several others, officials said. REUTERS/K. K. Arora

Editor’s choice – October 21

Students take part in a march against Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe in Bogota October 20, 2009. The students also demanded an increase in public university funding during the protest. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

The shadow of a bomb disposal team member falls on the site of a blast as he takes photographs at the International Islamic University in Islamabad October 20, 2009. Taliban militants attacked Pakistani forces and recaptured a strategic town on Tuesday while two suicide bomb blasts at an Islamic university in the capital killed six people and wounded at least 20, officials said. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An Afghan man carries a sack at a market in Kabul October 21, 2009. REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

Editor’s choice – October 20

A man stands in front of a decorated house in the small village of Sietes, northern Spanish region of Asturias October 19, 2009. The Spanish village of ‘Sietes’ (Sevens) is being decorated with corporative Windows 7 operating system colours for a presentation event that will be held on Thursday October 22 as part of the Windows 7 international launching. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A child looks on as a policeman patrols the streets near Manguinhos slum as the violence continued two days after drug traffickers shot down one of their crime-fighting helicopters, in Rio de Janeiro October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A masked man shouts slogans in favour of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas as he waves a scarf with the yellow-red-green Kurdish colours during a pro Kurdish demonstration in downtown Istanbul October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Editor’s choice – October 19

A police officer stands next to an armored police vehicle as he patrols Jacarezinho slum a day after drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter and set fire to five buses and a school, in Rio de Janeiro October 18, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Debris of a burnt residential building is seen in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla October 18, 2009. No causalities were reported, and the cause of the fire was not known. REUTERS/Amit Kanwar

Jessica Gil Ortiz from Colombia falls during her routine in the women’s floor final at the Gymnastics World Championships at the O2 Arena in London October 18, 2009. Gil Ortiz was taken to hospital after the fall. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Editor’s Choice – October 16


A man enjoys a walk on top of the Mount Saentis (8209 feet above sea level) near Schwaegalp in the eastern Swiss Alps, October 15, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The statue of Nefertiti is pictured during a press preview at the ‘Neues Museum’ (New Museum) building in Berlin, October 15, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Dorothy De Low, 99, from Australia participates in table tennis practice at the World Masters Games at Sydney Olympic Park, October 15, 2009. REUTERS/World Masters Games/Craig Golding/Handout

Editor’s choice – October 15

Students use their notebooks and hands to cover their heads during nationwide earthquake drills at Paranaque National High School in Baclaran, Paranaque city, metro Manila October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Yang Yilin of China performs her routine on the beam during the qualifying round of the Gymnastics World Championships at the O2 Arena in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Veterinarian Tzahi Eisenberg administers anesthetic shots to Ketty and Mizrahi, two adult chimpanzees, at a zoo in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen