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BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/SHOOTING
RTX7SHI7
August 29, 2020
For Ricardo Moraes, a veteran photographer who for 11 years has documented for Reuters life in Rio de...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A Picture and its Story: The despair of a Rio widow, in a city struggling with violence
For Ricardo Moraes, a veteran photographer who for 11 years has documented for Reuters life in Rio de Janeiro's often dangerous cinderblock slums known as "favelas", work began at about 6 a.m. on Thursday, when he heard a radio report of a hostage situation in Sao Carlos, a sprawling tangle of hillside homes near the city center. The images he would capture - a young woman, kneeling over her husband's body, overcome with grief and surrounded by heavily armed police - ultimately would appear on the front pages of Brazil's two largest newspapers. They resonated in a city fed up with violence, where residents say shootouts among aggressive criminal gangs and a notoriously deadly police force are common. The incident culminating in the photographs began when a man who police later identified as a drug trafficker took a family of three hostage in an apartment building. He surrendered but hours later police exchanged gunfire with other suspects near the lobby, and the fighting quickly spilled into the surrounding area. Then another family was taken hostage in a house nearby, by another heavily armed group. As negotiations with police ensued, female relatives of the drug gang gathered nearby. Hours later, the hostage-takers surrendered and exited the second building. But one of them was missing. Behind the police, the women edged closer to the home. Sprawled on a staircase was a dead body. That is when the subject of Moraes' photograph broke into tears. Surrounded by police dressed in military-style gear, the images show the young woman collapsing in despair as she recognizes the body. Another woman comforts her. When Moraes visited the local morgue on Friday morning, he saw the woman again, distraught and surrounded by family. She agreed to talk. In a brief interview, the woman, who identified herself only as Juliana, said she was the wife of the slain man, who she named as Davi Barboza. She said she was four months pregnant with his child. She acknowledged he was a crimi
BOLIVIA-DRUGS/
RTS2ZKZM
January 23, 2020
Police officers guard packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against...
La Paz, Bolivia
Police officers guard packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against...
Police officers guard packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug trafficking in La Paz, Bolivia January 23, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
BOLIVIA-DRUGS/
RTS2ZKMH
January 23, 2020
A police officer guards packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations...
La Paz, Bolivia
A police officer guards packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations...
A police officer guards packages of seized drugs at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug trafficking in La Paz, Bolivia January 23, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
BOLIVIA-DRUGS/
RTS2ZKLP
January 23, 2020
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug...
La Paz, Bolivia
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug...
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug trafficking in La Paz, Bolivia January 23, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
BOLIVIA-DRUGS/
RTS2ZKLM
January 23, 2020
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug...
La Paz, Bolivia
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug...
Packages of seized drugs are pictured at the Bolivian police headquarters after operations against drug trafficking in La Paz, Bolivia January 23, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
USA-HONDURAS/DRUGS
RTS2RS3T
October 18, 2019
A demonstrator holds up his arms during a protest against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez,...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A demonstrator holds up his arms during a protest against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez...
A demonstrator holds up his arms during a protest against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez, whose brother Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIP
February 21, 2019
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Stuttgart, Germany
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states and their lawyers, pictured behind a sign that reads "Attention", attend the announcement of the verdict in their trial at the district court in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIN
February 21, 2019
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Stuttgart, Germany
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states and their lawyers attend the announcement of the verdict in their trial at the district court in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIL
February 21, 2019
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with...
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with Heckler & Koch arms in Mexico, Make the victims voice heard" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIK
February 21, 2019
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, beeing accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIJ
February 21, 2019
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin talks to journalists during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIH
February 21, 2019
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Stuttgart, Germany
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican...
Employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states and their lawyers attend the announcement of the verdict in their trial at the district court in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQIF
February 21, 2019
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin attends a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin attends a silent vigil in front of the district court in Stuttgart
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin attends a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQID
February 21, 2019
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with...
Peace activist Juergen Graesslin holds a placard that reads "Killing", part of the slogan "Killing with Heckler & Koch arms in Mexico, Make the victims voice heard" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQBR
February 21, 2019
Peace activists hold a placard that reads "Killing with Heckler & Koch arms in Mexico, Make the victims...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activists hold a placard during a silent vigil in front of the district court in Stuttgart
Peace activists hold a placard that reads "Killing with Heckler & Koch arms in Mexico, Make the victims voice heard" and "Dealing with the death" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, beeing accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQAU
February 21, 2019
Peace activists hold placards that read "Dealing with the death" and "Stop arms trade" during a silent...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activists hold placards during a silent vigil in front of the district court in Stuttgart
Peace activists hold placards that read "Dealing with the death" and "Stop arms trade" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQA4
February 21, 2019
Peace activists hold placards that read "Dealing with the death" and "Stop arms trade" during a silent...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activists hold placards during a silent vigil in front of the district court in Stuttgart
Peace activists hold placards that read "Dealing with the death" and "Stop arms trade" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
GERMANY-TRIAL/HECKLER
RTX6NQ8N
February 21, 2019
Peace activists hold a placard that reads "Stop arms trade" during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Stuttgart, Germany
Peace activists hold a placard that reads "Stop arms trade" during a silent vigil in front of the district...
Peace activists hold a placard that reads "Stop arms trade" during a silent vigil in front of the district court prior to the trial of employees of German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, being accused of illegally trafficking arms to Mexican federal states in Stuttgart, Germany, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
BRAZIL-SECURITY/
RTS1XME3
August 16, 2018
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro...
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. Picture taken December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
MEXICO-MARIJUANA/DEMO
RTS1Q20R
May 06, 2018
A participant grinds marijuana before rolling a joint during a march through the streets in support of...
Mexico City, Mexico
A participant grinds marijuana before rolling a joint during a march through the streets in support of...
A participant grinds marijuana before rolling a joint during a march through the streets in support of the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, Mexico May 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme
USA-MARIJUANA/
RTX439I2
January 02, 2018
A woman holds marijuana for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, California U.S. January 2, 2018....
West Hollywood, UNITED STATES
A woman holds marijuana for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood
A woman holds marijuana for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, California U.S. January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M8XL
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro...
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M5JJ
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M5HW
December 06, 2017
A Brazilian Armed Forces member patrols during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian Armed Forces member patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro...
A Brazilian Armed Forces member patrols during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M5AZ
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M59A
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in Mangueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M57S
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol, with the Maracana Stadium in the background, during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M54L
December 06, 2017
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian army patrols during operation against drug trafficking gangs in Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro...
Brazilian Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX3M501
December 06, 2017
A Brazilian Armed Forces member patrols during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Army member patrols during an operation against gangs in Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian Armed Forces member patrols during an operation against drug trafficking gangs in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-YAZIDIS
RTX38L1U
June 01, 2017
Yazidi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighter Hussein Eisso, 21, hangs a photo of Yazidi survivor...
KOJO, Iraq
Yazidi Popular Mobilisation Forces fighter Eisso hangs a photo of Yazidi survivor and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador...
Yazidi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighter Hussein Eisso, 21, hangs a photo of Yazidi survivor and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human trafficking Nadia Murad on his arm in Kojo, Iraq June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PHILIPPINES-DRUGS/
RTX2SYJK
November 10, 2016
Men are handcuffed after they were detained by police during a police anti-illegal drugs operation in...
Manila, Philippines
Men are handcuffed after they were detained by police during a police anti-illegal drugs operation in...
Men are handcuffed after they were detained by police during a police anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines November 9, 2016. Picture taken November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Teaching community through capoeira
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EUROPE-MIGRANTS/LIBYA
RTSG1D1
June 04, 2016
Life jacket washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross the...
Tripoli, Libya
Life jacket washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross the...
Life jacket washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, near the coastal town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, Libya, June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/LIBYA
RTSG1BY
June 04, 2016
Life jackets washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross...
Tripoli, Libya
Life jackets washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross...
Life jackets washed up on the shore are pictured near a route frequented by migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, near the coastal town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, Libya, June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara
COLOMBIA-ILLEGALCROPS/
RTX2FDQU
June 02, 2016
As Colombia nears a historic peace deal with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...
GUAYABERO REGION, Colombia
The Wider Image: Coca as currency in Colombia
As Colombia nears a historic peace deal with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the nation's authorities are struggling to tame an increase in farming of coca, the raw material used to make cocaine. Leftist FARC rebels agreed in 2014 to break ties with drug traffickers, help eradicate illegal crops like coca and help fight the production of narcotics. But authorities have accused the rebels of instead stoking resistance to the eradication of illicit coca crops and keeping up their ties to drug trafficking. REUTERS/John Vizcaino Matching text COLOMBIA-ILLEGALCROPS/ SEARCH "COCA CURRENCY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXN
March 15, 2016
A Laotian soldier walks up a stairway in front of an army patrol boat on the Mekong river port of Mouang...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Laotian soldier walks up a stairway in front of an army patrol boat on the Mekong river port of Mouang Mom on the Laos side of the Golden Triangle, the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXL
March 15, 2016
A Chinese paramilitary policeman guards a base at the Mekong river port of Mouang Mom on the Laos side...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Chinese paramilitary policeman guards a base at the Mekong river port of Mouang Mom on the Laos side of the Golden Triangle, near the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXK
March 15, 2016
A long boat sails near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the border...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A long boat sails near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in the Mekong river March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXJ
March 15, 2016
A Chinese billboard is seen on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China,...
Mekong River, China
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Chinese billboard is seen on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China, Laos and Myanmar March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXI
March 15, 2016
A soldier from Laos (L) and a Chinese paramilitary police officer stand at an army post on the Mekong...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A soldier from Laos (L) and a Chinese paramilitary police officer stand at an army post on the Mekong river at the Laos port of Xieng Kok at the border between Laos and Myanmar March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXH
March 15, 2016
Thai soldiers stand guard at Ban Kaen Kai operation base on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
Thai soldiers stand guard at Ban Kaen Kai operation base on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand and Laos March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXG
March 15, 2016
A cargo ship where Chinese sailors were killed in 2011 is seen at the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A cargo ship where Chinese sailors were killed in 2011 is seen at the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the triple border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar on the Mekong river March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXF
March 15, 2016
A Thai soldier stands guard at Ban Kaen Kai operation base on the Mekong river at the border between...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Thai soldier stands guard at Ban Kaen Kai operation base on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand and Laos March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXB
March 15, 2016
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China,...
Mekong River, China
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China, Laos and Myanmar March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALXA
March 15, 2016
Flags flutter on a boat while a delegates from China's Narcotics Control Bureau, the United Nations Office...
Mekong River, China
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
Flags flutter on a boat while a delegates from China's Narcotics Control Bureau, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Laos, Myanmar and Thailand travel on an inspection trip on the Mekong river near the border between China, Laos and Myanmar March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALX9
March 15, 2016
A Thai military post is seen near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Thai military post is seen near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the triple border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in the Mekong river March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALX8
March 15, 2016
A Thai soldier takes part in training at the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Thai soldier takes part in training at the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar on the Mekong river March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALX4
March 15, 2016
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China,...
Mekong River, China
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river close to Guan Lei port at the triple border between China, Laos and Myanmar March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALX3
March 15, 2016
A long boat sails near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the border...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A long boat sails near the port of Chiang Saen on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle at the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar on the Mekong river March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALX1
March 15, 2016
A Thai soldier stands at Ban Kaen Kai operations base on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand...
Mekong River, Thailand
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A Thai soldier stands at Ban Kaen Kai operations base on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand and Laos March 3, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALWO
March 15, 2016
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river near the Golden Triangle at the border between Laos, Myanmar...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A man sits on a long boat on the Mekong river near the Golden Triangle at the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALWN
March 15, 2016
A limousine waits for customers at the entrance to The Blue Shield casino operated by the Kings Romans...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
A limousine waits for customers at the entrance to The Blue Shield casino operated by the Kings Romans Group in the Golden Triangle special economic zone on the banks of the Mekong river on the Laos side near the triple border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALWM
March 15, 2016
The Blue Shield casino operated by the Kings Romans Group stands in the Golden Triangle special economic...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
The Blue Shield casino operated by the Kings Romans Group stands in the Golden Triangle special economic zone on the banks of the Mekong river in Laos near the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 2, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SOUTHEASTASIA-DRUGS/MEKONG
RTSALWJ
March 15, 2016
Chinese cargo ships sail on the Mekong river near the Golden Triangle at the border between Laos, Myanmar...
Mekong River, Laos
The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire
Chinese cargo ships sail on the Mekong river near the Golden Triangle at the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand March 1, 2016. Patrols on the Mekong River by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates who once robbed cargo ships with impunity. But drug production and trafficking in the region, known as the Golden Triangle, is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats and Chinese armed police. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "SILVA MEKONG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-TRAFFICKING/COURT
RTSAGAX
March 15, 2016
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Bangkok, Thailand
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives for a hearing at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
THAILAND-TRAFFICKING/COURT
RTSAGAT
March 15, 2016
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Bangkok, Thailand
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives for a formal hearing at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/TURKEY
RTS9EC6
March 05, 2016
A Turkish Gendarme officer detains a man believed to be a smuggler as Syrian refugees who are prevented...
DIKILI, Turkey
A Turkish Gendarme officer detains a man believed to be a smuggler as Syrian refugees who are prevented...
A Turkish Gendarme officer detains a man believed to be a smuggler as Syrian refugees who are prevented from sailing off for the Greek island of Lesbos by dinghies wait in the background near a beach in the western Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-TRAFFICKING/
RTS68LJ
November 10, 2015
Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan (C), a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Bangkok, Thailand
Lieutenant General Manas, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives at the...
Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan (C), a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, November 10, 2015. Eighty-eight human trafficking suspects arrested as part of a crackdown on Thailand's lucrative smuggling and trafficking syndicates were brought before a Bangkok court on Tuesday to start examination of evidence and witnesses ahead of a trial. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-TRAFFICKING/
RTS68L1
November 10, 2015
Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan (C), a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives...
Bangkok, Thailand
Lieutenant General Manas, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives at the...
Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan (C), a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, November 10, 2015. Eighty-eight human trafficking suspects arrested as part of a crackdown on Thailand's lucrative smuggling and trafficking syndicates were brought before a Bangkok court on Tuesday to start examination of evidence and witnesses ahead of a trial. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
ECUADOR-CRIME/
RTSX0G
September 13, 2015
Peruvian national Gerald Oropeza (C) is escorted by Peruvian police after arriving at a military base...
Callao, Peru
Peruvian national Gerald Oropeza is escorted by Peruvian police after arriving at a military base in...
Peruvian national Gerald Oropeza (C) is escorted by Peruvian police after arriving at a military base in Callao, Peru, September 13, 2015. Oropeza, who is accused in Peru of drug trafficking, was arrested in a joint operation between Ecuadorean and Peruvian anti-narcotics units in the coastal Ecuadorean state of Santa Elena, according to a statement by Ecuador's Interior Ministry. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
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