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GLOBAL-POY/STORIES-2020
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November 23, 2020
A leukaemia patient and her mother coming from Hubei province cross a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze...
Jiujiang, China
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story
A leukaemia patient and her mother coming from Hubei province cross a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 1, 2020. Reuters photographer Thomas Peter: "The clock was running out on farmer Lu Yuejin, desperate to get her 26-year-old daughter Hu Ping to chemotherapy for her leukaemia. But Hubei was under coronavirus lockdown and she struggled to pass a checkpoint to get to the hospital in the neighbouring province.'She needs to have her treatment. But they won't let us through,' she said when we met her at the police cordon, her daughter wrapped in a duvet to protect her compromised immune system against the outside world. In February, the coronavirus had not yet become a global scourge, but for people in China, the epidemic was already a new reality. The authorities had closed off the city of Wuhan, where the virus was first discovered, and put the surrounding Hubei province under a virtual lockdown. Checkpoints had sprung up along its borders to prevent residents from leaving. People were scarred. Many stayed home and only ducked out to get food. Clad in full PPE, we travelled along the edge of the exclusion zone to report on how life was changing. Navigating the police and local government officials was the hardest part of our reporting as our presence was often not welcome. We found Lu Yuejin crying and pleading with the police. At one point she dropped to the ground, wailing. About an hour after she spoke with us, an ambulance arrived that took them to the hospital. I felt relieved to see them go. Their long road of cancer treatment had come to a brutal end at this checkpoint – they could not go back across the bridge where hospitals were filling up with virus patients. Lu's tears and Hu's resigned posture made this clear. That morning they eventually got lucky, but this incident made me think of all the other untold tragedies during this pandem
GLOBAL-POY/STORIES-2020
RTX8BCUJ
November 23, 2020
A migrant carries her belongings following a fire at the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the...
LESBOS, Greece
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story
A migrant carries her belongings following a fire at the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 9, 2020. Reuters photographer Elias Marcou: "The morning after a fire broke out at Moria refugee camp on Lesbos island in the olive grove next to it, helicopters were dropping water to extinguish scattered fires, while people were returning to assess the extent of the damage and recover what they could. At the time, approximately 13,000 people were living at the camp, making it the most populated in Europe. The night before, the police had blocked the road a few hundred metres from the camp to prevent refugees from walking to the nearest city of Mytilene, while the camp was ablaze, and people were desperately trying to get away from the flames, carrying with them any personal belongings they could gather in the darkness. Exploding cooking gas canisters gave an intensity to the night chaos. In the grey morning, I watched as a woman carrying some blankets turned back for a moment as if to take a last look at the remnants of the life she was once more moving on from. This thought moved me deeply as I captured this image." REUTERS/Elias Marcou/File photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2020" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
In the Headlines
In the Headlines
Turkey's desperate search for earthquake survivors
29 PICTURES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/ITALY-GRANDAD
RTX80IV7
October 07, 2020
Gino Verani, 87, covers his face as he sits in the kitchen at his home, during the coronavirus disease...
SAN FIORANO, Italy
The Wider Image: Losing my grandfather to dementia during the pandemic
Gino Verani, 87, covers his face as he sits in the kitchen at his home, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in San Fiorano, Italy, April 10, 2020. Marzio Toniolo, Verani's grandson, who took the photo, said that in moments of particular tiredness, Verani would ask his wife to go to bed very early in the evening. This, however, Toniolo said, created temporal imbalances in him and sent him into total confusion. So Toniolo's grandmother did everything to keep him awake and he, in his own way, reacted by pretending to be desperate. REUTERS/Marzio Toniolo SEARCH "TONIOLO GRANDFATHER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/BRAZIL-PANTANAL
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September 14, 2020
A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its...
POCONE, Brazil
The Wider Image: In Brazil, it's not just the Amazon that's burning. The world's largest wetland is on...
A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City. A team of veterinarians, biologists and local guides arrived in late August to prowl the bumpy dirt road known as the Trans-Pantanal Highway in pickup trucks, looking to save what injured animals they could. Jaguars were wandering the blackened wasteland, they said, starving or going thirsty, with paws burnt to the bone, lungs blackened by smoke. They saw bodies of alligator-like caiman, jaws frozen in silent screams, the last act of creatures desperate to cool off before being consumed by flames. This massive fire is one of thousands of blazes sweeping the Brazilian Pantanal - the world's largest wetland - this year in what climate scientists fear could become a new normal, echoing the rise in climate-driven fires from California to Australia. The Pantanal is smaller and less-known than its famous cousin, the Amazon jungle. But the region's normally abundant waters and strategic location - sandwiched between the rainforest, Brazil's vast grasslands and Paraguay's dry forests - make it a magnet for animals. The fires are now threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, biologists say. The Pantanal is home to roughly 1,200 vertebrate animal species, including 36 that are threatened with extinction. Across this usually lush landscape of 150,000 square kilometers (57,915 square miles) in Brazil, rare birds flutter and the world's densest population of jaguars roam. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "PANTANAL PEROBELLI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES Matching text: CLIMATE-CHANGE/BRAZIL-PANTANAL
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
India's stranded migrant workers desperate to return home
22 PICTURES
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/WEATHER
RTS2Y6TA
January 13, 2020
A Palestinian boy is seen through a plastic sheet in his family shelter as he holds his sister, near...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian boy is seen through a plastic sheet in his family shelter as he holds his sister, near...
A Palestinian boy is seen through a plastic sheet in his family shelter as he holds his sister, near the site of their destroyed house, on a winter cold day in the southern Gaza Strip January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
HONGKONG-PROTESTS/
RTS2VZVP
December 23, 2019
A classroom that was converted into a living space by desperate protesters, trapped inside of Hong Kong...
Hong Kong, China
Scenes inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University during the seige
A classroom that was converted into a living space by desperate protesters, trapped inside of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) can be seen on the campus under siege by the police in Hong Kong, China, November 22, 2019. Picture taken November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Thomas Cook collapse strands hundreds of thousands of tourists
25 PICTURES
In the Headlines
In the Headlines
Thomas Cook collapse strands hundreds of thousands of tourists
40 PICTURES
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Indonesia's firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes
30 PICTURES
Wider Image
Wider Image
Indonesia's firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes
37 PICTURES
SOUTHEASTASIA-HAZE/FIREFIGHTERS
RTX73QJ4
September 20, 2019
From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island...
PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesia's firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes
From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years. But the firefighters in the once verdant district of Pulang Pisau often have only makeshift equipment, with little more than face masks to protect against choking smoke from the blazes. "We can't afford to provide fireproof suits for the volunteers, so they wear what they own, but the important thing is to ensure their safety," said Mulyadi, a military officer overseeing the effort. The volunteers, often clad in sandals or trainers, line up in military fashion alongside others from the army, police, the disaster mitigation agency and non-government bodies, such as Greenpeace, for a briefing on the day's tasks. The fires have sent a choking smog across Borneo and Indonesia's island of Sumatra, as well as the neighbouring nations of Malaysia and Singapore, carried by shifting winds. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan SEARCH "KURNIAWAN RAYA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
 ECUADOR-ANIMALS/SEA TURTLES
RTS2P2X9
September 04, 2019
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019....
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019. Picture taken September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia
 ECUADOR-ANIMALS/SEA TURTLES
RTS2P2X8
September 04, 2019
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019....
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019. Picture taken September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia
 ECUADOR-ANIMALS/SEA TURTLES
RTS2P2X3
September 04, 2019
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019....
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same
An Olive Ridley turtle hatchling crawls towards the ocean at a beach in Same, Ecuador, September 2, 2019. Picture taken September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia
Spotlight
Spotlight
Running the Palio di Siena
12 PICTURES
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Running the Palio di Siena
12 PICTURES
VENEZUELA-MIGRATION/WOMAN
RTS2ITAU
June 19, 2019
Venezuelan migrant Crisyesmil Rosales, 23, poses for a picture with her children Andres, 6, Aranza, 2,...
Tumbes, Peru
The Wider Image: Venezuelan mothers, children in tow, rush to migrate
Venezuelan migrant Crisyesmil Rosales, 23, poses for a picture with her children Andres, 6, Aranza, 2, Sara, 20 months, her sister Angeli, 8, and her brother Abraham, 6, while they wait to process their documents at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service center, before continuing their journey to Arequipa, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 16, 2019. Rosales is travelling with her siblings, her children and an aunt. She said that after eight days travelling, the toughest thing of her journey has been to sleep with the children on the street. "My mother is in Peru and as we thought they were going to close the border, she decided to send us money to travel," she said. "My mom was desperate there in Venezuela because if you are able to eat, you can't dress, and if you dress, you don't eat. That is something hard." "I want to give the best to the children, that is the most important. I want to work and a have good job to move forward." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "MOTHERS REFUGEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
USA-PULITZER/BACKSTORY
RTX6RYZN
April 16, 2019
From the dusty town in Honduras where thousands are fleeing violence to the currents of the Rio Grande,...
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico
Award Winner: From a dusty town to a flowing river: how Reuters photographers won a Pulitzer
From the dusty town in Honduras where thousands are fleeing violence to the currents of the Rio Grande, Reuters photographers walked, waded and flew to capture images of thousands of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States. The effort to document the human hardship and its political consequences was honored with a 2019 Pulitzer Prize on Monday, winning the breaking news photography award for "a vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America," the Pulitzer board said. The entry included 20 pictures from 11 photographers, part of a larger team of people from 14 countries that were assigned to cover the story, some of them joining migrants for daylong journeys on foot. Colleagues were flown in from around the world to reinforce the U.S.- and Latin American-based team of photographers, drivers and fixers, many of them spending weeks or months on the road. REUTERS SEARCH "PULITZER REUTERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY?
Wider Image
Wider Image
Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
25 PICTURES
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
25 PICTURES
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KS
March 21, 2019
Jenny Montana, 38, washes a blanket at home in an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Jenny Montana, 38, washes a blanket at home in an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. Montana, currently unemployed, lives with her daughter on the 9th floor of a building where the elevators have been damaged for a long time, according to neighbours. She says that she has to carry containers filled with 20 litres of water. "I remember once I had to carry up five containers in a day", she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KQ
March 21, 2019
Residents walk down stairs carrying a container to collect water, at an apartment block in downtown Caracas,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Residents walk down stairs carrying a container to collect water, at an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KP
March 21, 2019
Maria Libre, a street food vendor, carries a cooler after hanging washed clothing outside her apartment...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Maria Libre, a street food vendor, carries a cooler after hanging washed clothing outside her apartment in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KN
March 21, 2019
Eleazar Azuaje, who is in charge of looking after the water system for the apartment block, climbs down...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Eleazar Azuaje, who is in charge of looking after the water system for the apartment block, climbs down from a structure after checking the water level of the tanks at the building in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KL
March 21, 2019
Empty plastic bottles used to collect water are stored in the kitchen of Wilson Hernandez, who lives...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Empty plastic bottles used to collect water are stored in the kitchen of Wilson Hernandez, who lives on the 4th floor of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KJ
March 21, 2019
David Riveros, 62, a retired bus driver, pets his dog next to his father-in-law while they rest at home,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
David Riveros, 62, a retired bus driver, pets his dog next to his father-in-law while they rest at home, on the 1st floor of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. Riveros, 62, said, "I ran out of water, today I finished all that I had stored". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KH
March 21, 2019
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, talks with her sister Elba at her house in an apartment block...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, talks with her sister Elba at her house in an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. Contreras said her family recycles the water by using it to flush the toilet. In her kitchen and bathroom, she keeps containers of water, which she carries up the nine floors to her apartment, a few blocks from the presidential Miraflores Palace. "You have to save water because we don't know how long this situation will go on for," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KF
March 21, 2019
Grecia Ramirez looks at her cellphone while she rests at the house of her aunt Yudith Contreras on the...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Grecia Ramirez looks at her cellphone while she rests at the house of her aunt Yudith Contreras on the 9th floor of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KC
March 21, 2019
Eleazar Azuaje, who is in charge of looking after the water system for the apartment block, checks the...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Eleazar Azuaje, who is in charge of looking after the water system for the apartment block, checks the water level of the main tank of the building in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KB
March 21, 2019
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, who lives on the 9th floor, stands next to her water tanks on...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, who lives on the 9th floor, stands next to her water tanks on the roof her apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. Contreras said her family recycles the water by using it to flush the toilet. In her kitchen and bathroom, she keeps containers of water, which she carries up the nine floors to her apartment, a few blocks from the presidential Miraflores Palace. "You have to save water because we don't know how long this situation will go on for," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3KA
March 21, 2019
Water pumps are seen at an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Water pumps are seen at an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3K9
March 21, 2019
A fish food container stands on top of an empty fish tank at the house of David Riveros, who lives on...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A fish food container stands on top of an empty fish tank at the house of David Riveros, who lives on the 1st floor of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. Riveros, 62, a retired bus driver said, "I ran out of water, today I finished all that I had stored". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3K7
March 21, 2019
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, who lives on the 9th floor, walks down the stairs of her apartment...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Yudith Contreras, a 49-year-old lawyer, who lives on the 9th floor, walks down the stairs of her apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. Contreras, lives with her husband and their granddaughter on the 9th floor of a building where the elevators have been damaged for a long time, according to neighbours. "You have to save water because we don't know how long this situation will go on for," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3K6
March 21, 2019
A red plastic container filled with water to wash the dishes is seen in Jenny Montana's kitchen, on the...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A red plastic container filled with water to wash the dishes is seen in Jenny Montana's kitchen, on the 9th floor of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3K5
March 21, 2019
Water tanks stand on the rooftops of apartments in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Water tanks stand on the rooftops of apartments in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JY
March 21, 2019
Housewife, Mariela Garzon cooks in the kitchen as a child look at a computer inside a flat on the 4th...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Housewife, Mariela Garzon cooks in the kitchen as a child look at a computer inside a flat on the 4th floor of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JW
March 21, 2019
A general view of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A general view of an apartment block in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JU
March 21, 2019
Homemaker Yuneisy Flores, 31, pours water into a container as a child plays inside a flat on the 4th...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Homemaker Yuneisy Flores, 31, pours water into a container as a child plays inside a flat on the 4th floor of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. "It's hard, too hard, you can die without water," she said. "We weren't aware of this before. Water now is gold." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JT
March 21, 2019
A washing machine is filled with reused water in an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A washing machine is filled with reused water in an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JR
March 21, 2019
Wilson Hernandez stands next to buckets of water on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Wilson Hernandez stands next to buckets of water on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JN
March 21, 2019
A man washes a child on a patio outside apartment blocks in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A man washes a child on a patio outside apartment blocks in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JM
March 21, 2019
Jeans hang from a pole near water tanks on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Jeans hang from a pole near water tanks on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JL
March 21, 2019
A blue water container is seen from the 4th floor inside an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A blue water container is seen from the 4th floor inside an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JI
March 21, 2019
A youth folds his clothes inside a flat on the ground floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A youth folds his clothes inside a flat on the ground floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JG
March 21, 2019
A man carries a large water bottle inside an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A man carries a large water bottle inside an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3JC
March 21, 2019
Maria Libre, a street-food vendor prepares her food after washing her family's clothes inside her flat...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Maria Libre, a street-food vendor prepares her food after washing her family's clothes inside her flat on the ground floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
RTS2E3J8
March 21, 2019
Businessmen Javier Esquives, 50, opens his fridge where he keeps his cool water as he explains how difficult...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Businessmen Javier Esquives, 50, opens his fridge where he keeps his cool water as he explains how difficult it is to live without water, on the 9th floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
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March 21, 2019
Minerva Savago, 58, mops the floor with the little water she collected during the day, on the ground...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Minerva Savago, 58, mops the floor with the little water she collected during the day, on the ground floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
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March 21, 2019
Buckets filled with water stand next to a washing machine on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Buckets filled with water stand next to a washing machine on the roof of an apartment block in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
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March 21, 2019
A woman stands outside a neighbour's house after they chatted about the water problem, on the ground...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
A woman stands outside a neighbour's house after they chatted about the water problem, on the ground floor of an apartment block in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
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March 21, 2019
Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans. Families interviewed by Reuters...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans
Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans. Families interviewed by Reuters say they have spent months without receiving any water from the tap after power blackouts cut off supply and pipes failed due to a lack of maintenance. Faced with uncertainty of when it might return, and whether it would be enough, they are conserving as much water as they can take from rivers or buy at shops. They are bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and cooking with just a few liters a day. From the poorest slums, to the wealthiest neighborhoods, the shortage of water cuts across Venezuelan society as families endure the country's deepest ever economic crisis. A 5 liter bottle costs about $2 at a Caracas supermarket, out of reach for many low-income people in Venezuela, where the monthly minimum wage is only around $6 each month. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "CONTRERAS WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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PEOPLE-BEHRAKIS/
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March 02, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Albanians scramble over an old fishing boat in a desperate bid to board a Greek frigate which...
Durres, Albania
Yannis Behrakis, award-winning Reuters photographer, dies aged 58
FILE PHOTO: Albanians scramble over an old fishing boat in a desperate bid to board a Greek frigate which docked in the port of Durres to evacuate Chinese and Iranian diplomats, March 15, 1997. Thousands of Albanians stampeded through police lines in their unsuccessful effort to reach the Greek naval vessel. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File photo SEARCH "YANNIS BEHRAKIS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
USA-IMMIGRATION/POY
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December 19, 2018
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States,...
Mexicali, Mexico
Pictures of the Year: Caravans: the new face of migration
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, get on the back of a truck while making their way to Tijuana from Mexicali, in Mexicali, Mexico, November 20, 2018. Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon: "I took this photo at the last government checkpoint between Mexicali and Tijuana. The migrants had already travelled thousands of kilometres from their homes and the road that lay ahead was the last obstacle in their journey to reach the border with the United States. The group couldn't travel the rest of the journey by foot as there weren't places to stop for food and water, so when a train-sized truck stopped, hundreds of migrants desperately jumped onboard. Many of the drivers didnÕt let them hitch a ride, and forced them to get off the truck, refusing to drive until everyone got off. But the migrants knew this was their only way to reach the border and kept persevering until they managed to find a ride." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "IMMIGRATION POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
GLOBAL-POY/IMAGE
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December 12, 2018
Reuters photographers captured the human drama in the most compelling stories of 2018, including desperate...
Hidalgo, Mexico
Pictures of the Year: A picture and its story
Reuters photographers captured the human drama in the most compelling stories of 2018, including desperate Honduran migrants confronted by Mexican riot police, wounded protesters at the Gaza border, Syria war victims rescued from rubble and pile-on victory celebrations at the World Cup in Russia. This feature showcases some of the standout Reuters images of the year along with blow-by-blow descriptions of how they came to pass from the men and women behind the camera. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "POY STORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: GLOBAL-POY/IMAGE
GLOBAL-POY/IMAGE
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December 12, 2018
Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the...
Valencia, Venezuela
Pictures of the Year: A picture and its story
Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area, according to local media, in Valencia, Venezuela March 28, 2018. Reuters photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "When we heard that riots and a fire had broken out in the cells of a detention centre in Valencia, we knew that it was a possible catastrophe as many prisons in the country are overcrowded. There were rumours of dozens of deaths and there was a desperate atmosphere as a crowd of several hundred people waited for news of their loved ones. Earlier in the day there had been clashes and the police had used teargas to disperse the families. Police officers were trying to update people, but no official statements had been made, and as people heard news of their relatives in the detention centre, a reaction would spread through the crowd. People were crying, fainting and shouting throughout the street. I was standing on the other side of the street when I heard a woman's scream pierce the air. I rushed through the crowd and saw this woman. She was overwhelmed by grief and people cleared a space around her and tried to comfort her. This was a really difficult moment to photograph because her pain was so intense, I don't think she even really noticed I was there. Authorities subsequently said that 68 people died in the fire, including two women who were visiting inmates. I spent the following day documenting the funerals of some of those who had died." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "POY STORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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