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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
PHILIPPINES-SECURITY
RTS34E5P
March 02, 2020
A police officer holds a phone where the gunman and hostage-taker of at least a dozen is on a video call...
San Juan, Philippines
A police officer holds a phone where the gunman and hostage-taker of at least a dozen is on a video call...
A police officer holds a phone where the gunman and hostage-taker of at least a dozen is on a video call inside a mall in San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
UKRAINE-SECURITY/
RTS1L5FV
December 30, 2017
Law enforcement officers negotiate with a hostage-taker at a post office in Kharkiv, Ukraine December...
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Law enforcement officers negotiate with a hostage-taker at a post office in Kharkiv
Law enforcement officers negotiate with a hostage-taker at a post office in Kharkiv, Ukraine December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stanislav Belousov
LIBYA-ITALY/HOSTAGES
RTS9HRS
March 06, 2016
Filippo Calcagno, one of two Italian civilians held hostage near the western Libyan city of Sabratha...
Tripoli, Libya
Filippo Calcagno, one of two Italian civilians held hostage near the western Libyan city of Sabratha...
Filippo Calcagno, one of two Italian civilians held hostage near the western Libyan city of Sabratha since last July, stands with Tripoli-based Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abu Zakouk (not pictured), after they were freed, at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara
LIBYA-ITALY/HOSTAGES
RTS9HRE
March 06, 2016
Tripoli-based Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abu Zakouk (R) stands with Gino Pollicardo (L) and Filippo...
Tripoli, Libya
Tripoli-based Libyan FM Zakouk stands with Pollicardo and Calcagno, two Italian civilians held hostage...
Tripoli-based Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abu Zakouk (R) stands with Gino Pollicardo (L) and Filippo Calcagno (2nd R), two Italian civilians held hostage near the western Libyan city of Sabratha since last July, after they were freed, at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara
LIBYA-ITALY/HOSTAGES
RTS9HR5
March 06, 2016
Tripoli-based Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abu Zakouk (R) stands with Gino Pollicardo (L) and Filippo...
Tripoli, Libya
Tripoli-based Libyan FM Zakouk stands with Pollicardo and Calcagno, two Italian civilians held hostage...
Tripoli-based Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abu Zakouk (R) stands with Gino Pollicardo (L) and Filippo Calcagno (2nd R), two Italian civilians held hostage near the western Libyan city of Sabratha since last July, after they were freed, at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8W
November 04, 2015
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Erbil, Iraq
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8V
November 04, 2015
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Erbil, Iraq
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8O
November 04, 2015
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Erbil, Iraq
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8K
November 04, 2015
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Erbil, Iraq
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8I
November 04, 2015
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Erbil, Iraq
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP8B
November 04, 2015
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Erbil, Iraq
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by...
Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP89
November 04, 2015
Mohammed Abd Ahmed (R) and Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, two of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State...
Erbil, Iraq
Mohammed Abd Ahmed and Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, two of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison...
Mohammed Abd Ahmed (R) and Ahmed Mahmoud Mustafa, two of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, attend an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP85
November 04, 2015
Mohammed Abd Ahmed, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Erbil, Iraq
Mohammed Abd Ahmed, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Mohammed Abd Ahmed, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGES
RTX1UP84
November 04, 2015
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Erbil, Iraq
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S....
Saad Khalaf Ali, one of the 69 hostages rescued from an Islamic State prison in a joint raid by U.S. and Kurdish special forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Erbil, Iraq, October 29, 2015. Reuters interviewed three of the rescued hostages at a security facility in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. The men recounted their experiences of life under Islamic State rule, and the physical and psychological torment that often comes with it. Many of the prisoners were former members of the Iraqi security forces who fought some of the same insurgents before the militants overran a third of Iraq. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Azad lashkari
PHILIPPINES-MILITARY/
RTX1S6N0
September 24, 2015
Members of the Philippine Marines rescue a hostage from mock rebels during the Fleet-Marine Amphibious...
Manila, Philippines
Members of the Philippine Marines take part in the Fleet-Marine Amphibious Exercise at the marine headquarter...
Members of the Philippine Marines rescue a hostage from mock rebels during the Fleet-Marine Amphibious Exercise at the marine headquarter in Ternate, cavite city, south of Manila September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
PHILIPPINES-MILITARY/
RTX1S6MS
September 24, 2015
Members of the Philippine Marines rescue a hostage from mock rebels during the Fleet-Marine Amphibious...
Manila, Philippines
Members of the Philippine Marines take part in the Fleet-Marine Amphibious Exercise at the marine headquarter...
Members of the Philippine Marines rescue a hostage from mock rebels during the Fleet-Marine Amphibious Exercise at the marine headquarter in Ternate, cavite city, south of Manila September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
USA-CALIFORNIA/HOSTAGE
RTSKAT
September 11, 2015
Released hostages are seen at the scene of an armed hostage standoff in Downey, California September...
Downey, UNITED STATES
Released hostages are seen at the scene of an armed hostage standoff in Downey
Released hostages are seen at the scene of an armed hostage standoff in Downey, California September 10, 2015. Several people were being held hostage in a Los Angeles-area restaurant late on Thursday after a suspected carjacker barricaded himself inside the building following a police chase, law enforcement and media reported. REUTERS/Bob Riha Jr.
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QY1H
September 03, 2015
People attend a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern...
Beslan, Russia
People attend a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern...
People attend a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QY1A
September 03, 2015
School children release balloons during a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 2004 Beslan hostage...
Beslan, Russia
School children release balloons during a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 2004 Beslan hostage...
School children release balloons during a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis in the southern Russian town of Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QXYE
September 03, 2015
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
Beslan, Russia
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QXXI
September 03, 2015
People mourn during a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at...
Beslan, Russia
People mourn during a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at...
People mourn during a ceremony commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QXXG
September 03, 2015
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
Beslan, Russia
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
People attend a religious service commemorating those who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QXUT
September 03, 2015
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
Beslan, Russia
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2008. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-BESLAN/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1QXUO
September 03, 2015
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
Beslan, Russia
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis...
A woman mourns during a ceremony commemorating the people who died during the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis at the southern Russian town's School Number One in Beslan, September 3, 2015. Moscow's campaign against Islamist insurgents reached a watershed in September 2004, when heavily armed Chechen gunmen seized a school in Beslan. When the siege ended three days later, 334 people - half of them children - were dead. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
PHILIPPINES-MILITANTS/
RTX1P0HL
August 21, 2015
Rodlyn Pagaling (2nd from L) kisses his daughter Alina, 3, next to Gringo Villaruz (R), two members of...
Manila, Philippines
Rodlyn Pagaling (2nd from L) kisses his daughter Alina, 3, next to Gringo Villaruz (R), two members of...
Rodlyn Pagaling (2nd from L) kisses his daughter Alina, 3, next to Gringo Villaruz (R), two members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked militants three months ago, after they arrive at the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila August 21, 2015. Pagaling and Villaruz have escaped captivity during a raid by U.S.-trained commandos on a remote southern island, an army spokesman said on Thursday. Seen with them is Judith (L), the wife of Rodlyn. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
PHILIPPINES-MILITANTS/
RTX1P0HK
August 21, 2015
Rodlyn Pagaling (2nd from L) and Gringo Villaruz (R), members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage...
Manila, Philippines
Two members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage arrived at the Coast Guard headquarters in...
Rodlyn Pagaling (2nd from L) and Gringo Villaruz (R), members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked militants three months ago, arrive at the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila August 21, 2015. Pagaling and Villaruz have escaped captivity during a raid by U.S.-trained commandos on a remote southern island, an army spokesman said on Thursday. With them are Judith (L) and Alina, 3, Rodlyn's wife and daughter. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
PHILIPPINES-MILITANTS/
RTX1P0HB
August 21, 2015
Rodlyn Pagaling (R) and Gringo Villaruz (2nd from R), members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage...
Manila, Philippines
Rodlyn Pagaling (R) and Gringo Villaruz (2nd from R), members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage...
Rodlyn Pagaling (R) and Gringo Villaruz (2nd from R), members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked militants three months ago, arrive at the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila August 21, 2015. Pagaling and Villaruz have escaped captivity during a raid by U.S.-trained commandos on a remote southern island, an army spokesman said on Thursday. With them are Judith (L) and Alina, 3, Rodlyn's wife and daughter. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
PHILIPPINES-MILITANTS/
RTX1P0H9
August 21, 2015
Rodlyn Pagaling (C), one of the two members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked...
Manila, Philippines
Rodlyn Pagaling (C), one of the two members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked...
Rodlyn Pagaling (C), one of the two members of the Philippine Coast Guard taken hostage by al Qaeda-linked militants three months ago, is welcomed by his loved ones upon arrival at the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila August 21, 2015. The two members of the Philippine Coast Guard have escaped captivity during a raid by U.S.-trained commandos on a remote southern island, an army spokesman said on Thursday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YT0V
June 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy, to no longer threaten prosecution of families...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama announces a change in hostage policy in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy, to no longer threaten prosecution of families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers, but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES-WHITEHOUSE
RTR4YT0S
June 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama departs after announcing a change in U.S. policy, to no longer threaten the...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama departs after announcing a change in hostage policy in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama departs after announcing a change in U.S. policy, to no longer threaten the prosecution of families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers, but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSLV
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama arrives to announce a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama arrives to announce a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White...
President Barack Obama arrives to announce a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSLT
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSLQ
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSL3
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKW
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKT
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama (R) leaves after announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama leaves after announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White...
President Barack Obama (R) leaves after announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKQ
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKP
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in...
President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKH
June 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at...
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
RTR4YSKE
June 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at...
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while announcing a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-SECURITY/HOSTAGES
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June 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House...
U.S. President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. The White House on Wednesday released a new policy aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of U.S. hostages held abroad. After a six-month review that included discussions with families of people held overseas, the White House said the government will continue its longstanding policy of not making concessions to hostage-takers but it will no longer threaten families who decide to pay ransoms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
MALI-HOSTAGE/
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April 07, 2015
Sjaak Rijke, a former Dutch hostage freed from an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali arrives at the airport...
Bamako, Mali
Sjaak Rijke, a former Dutch hostage freed from an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali arrives at the airport...
Sjaak Rijke, a former Dutch hostage freed from an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali arrives at the airport in Bamako, April 7, 2015. French commandos freed a Dutch hostage during a raid on an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali on Monday, French and Dutch officials said. The release of Rijke, a 54-year-old train conductor, comes more than three years after he was taken captive while on holiday with his wife in Timbuktu in November 2011. Rijke was taken along with two other captives, while his wife managed to escape. REUTERS/Adama Diarra TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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April 04, 2015
A woman reacts after seeing her son who was rescued from the Garissa University attack in Kenya's capital...
Nairobi, Kenya
A woman reacts after seeing her son who was rescued from the Garissa University attack in Nairobi, following...
A woman reacts after seeing her son who was rescued from the Garissa University attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi April 4, 2015, following Thursday's seige by gunmen in their campus in Garissa. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university were "deeply embedded" in Kenya, and called on Kenyan Muslims to help prevent radicalisation. The stadium is now a crisis centre manned by the Red Cross, for families to find out whether their relatives are alive or dead. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KENYA-SECURITY/COLLEGE
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April 02, 2015
A Kenya Defense Force soldier runs for cover near the perimeter wall where attackers are holding up at...
Garissa, Kenya
A Kenya Defense Force soldier runs for cover near the perimeter wall where attackers are holding up at...
A Kenya Defense Force soldier runs for cover near the perimeter wall where attackers are holding up at a campus in Garissa April 2, 2015. At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed the Kenyan university campus, taking Christians hostage and engaging security forces in a shootout for several hours. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
TUNISIA
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March 19, 2015
A policeman stands past blood stains, inside the compound of the national Bardo museum in Tunis March...
Tunis, Tunisia
A policeman stands past blood stains, inside the compound of the national Bardo museum in Tunis
A policeman stands past blood stains, inside the compound of the national Bardo museum in Tunis March 19, 2015. Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested four people on Thursday after militant gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists visiting the national Bardo museum, the worst attack on the north African country in more than a decade. REUTERS/Anis Mili
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Museum Massacre in Tunisia - 20 Mar 2015
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March 18, 2015
Police officers are seen outside parliament in Tunis March 18, 2015. Gunmen attacked Tunisia's Bardo...
Tunisia, Tunisia
Police officers are seen outside parliament in Tunis
Police officers are seen outside parliament in Tunis March 18, 2015. Gunmen attacked Tunisia's Bardo National Museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi (TUNISIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/HOSTAGE
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February 10, 2015
Terri Crippes (L) and Lori Lyon, the aunts of Kayla Mueller, react after giving a statement at a news...
Prescott, UNITED STATES
The aunts of Kayla Mueller react after giving a statement at a news conference in Prescott
Terri Crippes (L) and Lori Lyon, the aunts of Kayla Mueller, react after giving a statement at a news conference in Prescott February 10, 2015. President Barack Obama and the family of U.S. aid worker Mueller confirmed on Tuesday that the last-known American hostage held by Islamic State militants had died, with Obama promising to "find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible." U.S. officials said the family received an email and photograph over the weekend from her captors that confirmed her death but said the circumstances in which she died remained unclear. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-HOSTAGE
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February 02, 2015
Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State...
Amman, Jordan
Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State, during a...
Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, during a candlelit vigil in a show of solidarity with Japan, in front of the Japanese embassy in Amman February 2, 2015. Jordanians on Monday staged a candlelit vigil outside the Japanese embassy in a tribute of solidarity with Japan and the family of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was killed by the Islamic State, and to hold out hope for Jordanian pilot Kasaesbeh. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDANCIVIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-ABE
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February 02, 2015
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends an upper house committee session at the parliament in Tokyo...
Tokyo, Japan
Japan's PM Abe attends an upper house committee session at the parliament in Tokyo
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends an upper house committee session at the parliament in Tokyo February 2, 2015. The only way to fight terrorism is by working with the international community and boosting mechanisms to ensure the safety of Japanese people, Abe said on Monday. Abe made the comments a day after Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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IS Beheads Japanese Hostage - 01 Feb 2015
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January 29, 2015
Safi Yousef (C), father of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, sits during a news...
Amman, Jordan
Yousef, father of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Kasaesbeh, sits during a news conference where...
Safi Yousef (C), father of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, sits during a news conference where he asked Islamic State to pardon and release his son, in Amman January 29, 2015. Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi whose release has purportedly been demanded by Islamic State, and will only consider releasing her once it has proof that Kasaesbeh, who is being held by the insurgents, is still alive. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-HOSTAGE
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January 29, 2015
A man walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news program about Islamic State hostages Jordanian air force...
Tokyo, Japan
A man walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news program about Islamic State hostages Jordanian air force...
A man walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news program about Islamic State hostages Jordanian air force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh (top R) and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto (top C), along a street in Tokyo January 29, 2015. An audio message purportedly from Goto being held by Islamic State militants said al-Kasaesbeh also captured by the group would be killed unless Sajida al-Rishawi (bottom R), an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan, was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JORDAN-HOSTAGE
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January 28, 2015
Anwar Tarawneh (2nd R), the wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh,...
Amman, Jordan
Tarawneh, wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasaesbeh, and his sister weep after...
Anwar Tarawneh (2nd R), the wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh, and his sister (R) weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in front of the Royal Palace in Amman January 28, 2015. Jordan is still holding prisoner Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi, whose release has been demanded by Islamic State militants and her freedom depends on Kasaesbeh's fate, government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said on Wednesday. Kasaesbeh's fate was thought to be tied to that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto after a video was released on Tuesday purporting to show the Japanese national saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released al-Rishawi. Kasaesbeh was captured after his jet crashed in northeastern Syria in December during a bombing mission against Islamic State, which has captured large tracts of Syria and Iraq. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-HOSTAGE
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January 28, 2015
Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, who is a Japanese journalist being held captive by Islamic State...
Tokyo, Japan
Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, who is a Japanese journalist being held captive by Islamic State...
Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, who is a Japanese journalist being held captive by Islamic State militants, holds letters from her supporters as she speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo January 28, 2015. Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over Iraqi woman Sajida al-Rishawi jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh captured by Islamic State was released. Kasaesbeh's fate was thought to be tied to that of Kenji Goto after a video was released on Tuesday purporting to show the Japanese national saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released al-Rishawi. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-HOSTAGE
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January 28, 2015
People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese...
Tokyo, Japan
People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese...
People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese captive Kenji Goto, on a street in Tokyo January 28, 2015. Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State was released. Government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani made no mention of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a veteran war reporter who is also being held by the militant group. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-VIDEO
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January 28, 2015
Mother of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture while sitting in...
Amman, Jordan
Mother of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture as she takes part...
Mother of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture while sitting in a car, as she takes part in a demonstration demanding that the Jordanian government negotiate with Islamic state and for the release of her son, in front of the prime minister's building in Amman, January 27, 2015. Kasaesbeh was captured after his jet crashed in northeast Syria in December during a bombing mission against the militants. A video released on Tuesday that purportedly features the voice of Kenji Goto, a Japanese hostage of Islamic State militants who could be killed in 24 hours, says that Kasaesbeh has a shorter time to live than Goto. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the video but Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said it appeared to show Goto and the voice resembled that on a video on Saturday that U.S. and Japanese officials have said appeared to be genuine. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)
CENTRALAFRICA-FRANCE/RELEASED-HOSTAGE
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January 25, 2015
Former hostage Claudia Priest (C) gestures after being greeted by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius...
Villacoublay, France
Former hostage Claudia Priest gestures after her arrival at military airport, near Paris
Former hostage Claudia Priest (C) gestures after being greeted by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (2nd L) and relatives at her arrival at the Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, January 25, 2015. Claudia Priest, a 67-year-old French charity worker, was in the vehicle with priest Father Gustave when they were abducted in the Central African capital Bangui on January 19. Both were released on January 23. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS CRIME LAW)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JAPAN-HOSTAGE
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January 25, 2015
A protester holding a placard chants "Save Kenji" during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's...
Tokyo, Japan
A protester holding a placard chants "Save Kenji" during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's...
A protester holding a placard chants "Save Kenji" during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's Official residence in Tokyo, January 25, 2015. Around 200 people took part in the demonstration that saw the participants not only protesting against the relocation of a U.S. military base to Henoko in the Okinawa prefecture, but also rallying in support of Kenji Goto, the remaining Japanese captive held by Islamic State militants. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the apparent killing of another Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa, by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible," and again called for the group to release Goto. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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