A Picture and its Story: Central American migrants trek north to seek a better life
A migrant, traveling with a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, rests on the roadside in Tapanatepec, Mexico, October 28, 2018. Hannah McKay: "I took this photograph at the end of my first day in Mexico covering the migrant caravan story. It was late in the evening and the migrants were bedding down for their second night in the town of San Pedro Tapanatepec, having walked 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Arriaga to get there the previous day. I came across this man sitting on the roadside beside a police car, watching as the officers helped settle the other migrants. Come darkness, these people sleep wherever they can to rest as much as possible before the cycle of walking begins again. Typically, the migrants' routine begins at around 3am, where they walk along highways in total darkness, hoping to hitchhike from passing trucks and avoiding police blockades. With temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius (95¡F), the migrants try to get to the next town before the heat of the day. The determination of the migrants to reach the United States is apparent. They are in good health, their spirits are high and they are hopeful that there is a better life for them at the end of this journey." REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File photo SEARCH "LUIS ACOSTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.