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USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS
RTS35U52
March 12, 2020
A border patrol agent looks for smuggled migrants in a suspected stash house in McAllen, Texas, U.S.,...
Mcallen, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: A year documenting migration on Rio Grande
A border patrol agent looks for smuggled migrants in a suspected stash house in McAllen, Texas, U.S., September 26, 2019. Law enforcement officials were called after people described seeing large groups of people being transported to and from the location. REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "RIO GRANDE PATROL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS
RTS35RXV
March 12, 2020
A border patrol agent looks for smuggled migrants in a suspected stash house in McAllen, Texas, U.S.,...
Mcallen, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: A year documenting migration on Rio Grande
A border patrol agent looks for smuggled migrants in a suspected stash house in McAllen, Texas, U.S., September 26, 2019. Law enforcement officials were called after people described seeing large groups of people being transported to and from the location. REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "RIO GRANDE PATROL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
USA-CHINA/FENTANYL
RTX77P0W
November 07, 2019
China's National Narcotics Control Commission official Yu Haibin attends a news conference with Austin...
Xingtai, China
Yu Haibin attends a news conference with Austin Moore after a court sentence on people smuggling fentanyl...
China's National Narcotics Control Commission official Yu Haibin attends a news conference with Austin Moore, an attache to China for the U.S. Homeland Security Department, after a court sentence on people smuggling fentanyl to the U.S., in Xingtai, Hebei province, China November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Huizhong Wu
USA-CHINA/FENTANYL
RTX77P0E
November 07, 2019
People enter Xingtai Intermediate People's Court before a court sentencing on a fentanyl smuggling case,...
Xingtai, China
People enter Xingtai Intermediate People's Court before a court sentencing on a fentanyl smuggling case,...
People enter Xingtai Intermediate People's Court before a court sentencing on a fentanyl smuggling case, in Xingtai, Hebei province, China November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Huizhong Wu
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX63
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, reacts to the verdict in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX15
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX11
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX0Y
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, reacts to the verdict in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX0X
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, reacts to the verdict in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX0N
July 12, 2019
Hiwet Tesfamariam, sister of Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre reacts after hearing the verdict in the case...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Hiwet Tesfamariam, sister of Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre reacts after hearing the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX05
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LX02
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVXH
July 12, 2019
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but who says his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, looks on as he awaits the verdict in the trial in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVX2
July 12, 2019
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but who says his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, looks on as he awaits the verdict in the trial in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVWN
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, awaits his sentence in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVWI
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, awaits his sentence in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVW8
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, awaits his sentence in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVW1
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVW0
July 12, 2019
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but who says his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, awaits the verdict in the trial in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVVW
July 12, 2019
Prosecutor Calogero Ferrara awaits the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Prosecutor Calogero Ferrara awaits the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVVU
July 12, 2019
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Michele Calantropo, the lawyer of alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by an Italian court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but who says his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, looks on as he awaits the verdict in the trial in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVVM
July 12, 2019
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Court president Alfredo Montalto delivers the verdict in the case of an alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified by the court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
ITALY-MIGRANTS/COURT
RTS2LVVG
July 12, 2019
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity...
Palermo, Italy
Italian court due to rule on alleged trafficking kingpin
Alleged people-smuggling kingpin identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who claims his identity has been mistaken and his name is really Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, awaits his sentence in Palermo, Italy, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX6NGCA
February 19, 2019
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
Cucuta, Colombia
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation on the outskirts of Cucuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, Colombia February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX6NGC7
February 19, 2019
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
Cucuta, Colombia
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation on the outskirts of Cucuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, Colombia February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX6NG5I
February 19, 2019
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
Cucuta, Colombia
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation...
A Colombian police officer checks people as he patrols the trails during an anti-smuggling operation on the outskirts of Cucuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, Colombia February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
HAITI-VILLAGE/
RTS2A70V
January 11, 2019
Benjamens St. Pierre carries a shotgun as he patrols the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic...
INDEPENDENCIA PROVINCE, Dominican Republic
The Wider Image: Haitians abandon forgotten town, isolated for over a decade
Benjamens St. Pierre carries a shotgun as he patrols the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic looking for people smuggling charcoal, in the province of Independencia, Dominican Republic, October 3, 2018. St. Pierre said that they advise the producers not to make charcoal. Some people in Haiti blame charcoal production as one of the reasons for existing deforestation. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares SEARCH "BOUCAN HAITI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY-TRIAL
RTX693O5
June 14, 2018
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group looks at the media, as he leaves the courtroom, after a...
Kecskemet, Hungary
People-smuggling group leader looks at the media as he leaves the courtroom in Kecskemet
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group looks at the media, as he leaves the courtroom, after a guilty verdict in Kecskemet, Hungary, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY-TRIAL
RTX693KI
June 14, 2018
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group looks at the media, as he leaves the courtroom, after a...
Kecskemet, Hungary
People-smuggling group leader looks at the media as he leaves the courtroom in Kecskemet
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group looks at the media, as he leaves the courtroom, after a guilty verdict in Kecskemet, Hungary, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY-TRIAL
RTX693AW
June 14, 2018
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group asks for an acquittal, in a Hungarian court, over the murder...
Kecskemet, Hungary
People-smugglers ring leader asks for acquittal in a Hungarian court in Kecskemet
The Afghan leader of a people-smuggling group asks for an acquittal, in a Hungarian court, over the murder charges in a 2015 case, where 71 migrants suffocated to death, in a lorry dumped at the side of an Austrian motorway in Kecskemet, Hungary, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas
GERMANY-DRUGS/
RTS1ROMA
May 16, 2018
Seized cocaine is shown during a news conference in Munich, Germany, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder...
Munich, Germany
Seized cocaine is shown during a news conference in Munich
Seized cocaine is shown during a news conference in Munich, Germany, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TAUC
April 19, 2018
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TALU
April 19, 2018
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TAKA
April 19, 2018
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TAHY
April 19, 2018
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TAH3
April 19, 2018
People hold U.S. flags upside down as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold U.S. flags upside down as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-TRUMP/
RTX5TAEZ
April 19, 2018
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency...
Key West, UNITED STATES
Trump visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida
People hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes on its way to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
NORTHKOREA-CHINA/BORDER-DEFECTORS
RTX5N7ES
April 12, 2018
A hat belonging to Jeong Min-woo is seen in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017. Min-woo is from Hyesan,...
Seoul, South Korea
The Wider Image: Escape from North Korea
A hat belonging to Jeong Min-woo is seen in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017. Min-woo is from Hyesan, on the border with China. He was a commissioned officer in the Korean People's Army, and left in his uniform. South Korean intelligence confiscated it, but he persuaded his North Korean military contacts to send him a new one. "I arrived in South Korea on Nov. 22, 2013. I did not desert my unit. It was never a desertion, I left to earn money. I told the guards at the border I was leaving. It worked out, since we were all military men. When I got as far as Thailand I borrowed clothes from friends, and put my uniform in my bag just in case. If I was going to go back to North Korea I needed to be dressed in it. A military uniform and ID card are valuable assets in North Korea. The military can do anything. I handed over my original uniform to South Korean intelligence. This one is authentic too, but it's one I secretly smuggled into South Korea. This is the summer uniform, made of cotton. These particular uniforms aren't sold in North Korean markets. I'm still in touch with some military officials in North Korea, and in 2014 I asked them to send me one. I paid for everything. There's a fee for getting things over the river with China. Then I had to pay the courier fee from China to South Korea. The whole thing cost a few hundred bucks. Technically, people are not supposed to sell these uniforms. Military supplies are sold secretly. In North Korea I wore my uniform every day, even when I was off-duty. I couldn't wear ordinary clothes. If I did, I wouldn't be able to ride in cars. Someone might steal a cigarette off me or try to pick a fight. If I had gone back, I would have needed that uniform to ride in cars and steal from others." REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji SEARCH "DEFECTORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
NORTHKOREA-CHINA/BORDER-DEFECTORS
RTX5N7CE
April 12, 2018
A combination picture shows Jeong Min-woo, 29, (top) and his hat in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017....
Seoul, South Korea
The Wider Image: Escape from North Korea
A combination picture shows Jeong Min-woo, 29, (top) and his hat in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017. Min-woo is from Hyesan, on the border with China. He was a commissioned officer in the Korean People's Army, and left in his uniform. South Korean intelligence confiscated it, but he persuaded his North Korean military contacts to send him a new one. "I arrived in South Korea on Nov. 22, 2013. I did not desert my unit. It was never a desertion, I left to earn money. I told the guards at the border I was leaving. It worked out, since we were all military men. When I got as far as Thailand I borrowed clothes from friends, and put my uniform in my bag just in case. If I was going to go back to North Korea I needed to be dressed in it. A military uniform and ID card are valuable assets in North Korea. The military can do anything. I handed over my original uniform to South Korean intelligence. This one is authentic too, but it's one I secretly smuggled into South Korea. This is the summer uniform, made of cotton. These particular uniforms aren't sold in North Korean markets. I'm still in touch with some military officials in North Korea, and in 2014 I asked them to send me one. I paid for everything. There's a fee for getting things over the river with China. Then I had to pay the courier fee from China to South Korea. The whole thing cost a few hundred bucks. Technically, people are not supposed to sell these uniforms. Military supplies are sold secretly. In North Korea I wore my uniform every day, even when I was off-duty. I couldn't wear ordinary clothes. If I did, I wouldn't be able to ride in cars. Someone might steal a cigarette off me or try to pick a fight. If I had gone back, I would have needed that uniform to ride in cars and steal from others." REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji SEARCH "DEFECTORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NORTHKOREA-CHINA/BORDER-DEFECTORS
RTX5N7BI
April 12, 2018
Jeong Min-woo, 29, poses for a photograph in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017. Min-woo is from Hyesan,...
Seoul, South Korea
The Wider Image: Escape from North Korea
Jeong Min-woo, 29, poses for a photograph in Seoul, South Korea, August 9, 2017. Min-woo is from Hyesan, on the border with China. He was a commissioned officer in the Korean People's Army, and left in his uniform. South Korean intelligence confiscated it, but he persuaded his North Korean military contacts to send him a new one. "I arrived in South Korea on Nov. 22, 2013. I did not desert my unit. It was never a desertion, I left to earn money. I told the guards at the border I was leaving. It worked out, since we were all military men. When I got as far as Thailand I borrowed clothes from friends, and put my uniform in my bag just in case. If I was going to go back to North Korea I needed to be dressed in it. A military uniform and ID card are valuable assets in North Korea. The military can do anything. I handed over my original uniform to South Korean intelligence. This one is authentic too, but it's one I secretly smuggled into South Korea. This is the summer uniform, made of cotton. These particular uniforms aren't sold in North Korean markets. I'm still in touch with some military officials in North Korea, and in 2014 I asked them to send me one. I paid for everything. There's a fee for getting things over the river with China. Then I had to pay the courier fee from China to South Korea. The whole thing cost a few hundred bucks. Technically, people are not supposed to sell these uniforms. Military supplies are sold secretly. In North Korea I wore my uniform every day, even when I was off-duty. I couldn't wear ordinary clothes. If I did, I wouldn't be able to ride in cars. Someone might steal a cigarette off me or try to pick a fight. If I had gone back, I would have needed that uniform to ride in cars and steal from others." REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji SEARCH "DEFECTORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PERU-CRIME/BIRDS
RTX4MVUO
February 01, 2018
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined...
Lima, Peru
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined...
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined for illegal export, in Lima, Peru February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
PERU-CRIME/BIRDS
RTX4MVUK
February 01, 2018
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined...
Lima, Peru
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined...
Dead saffron finch birds are seen in cages, after Peruvian authorities rescued over 500 birds destined for illegal export, in Lima, Peru February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
AUSTRALIA-REFUGEES/
RTS1AODS
August 07, 2017
A former refugee, in the new role of tour guide at the "Refugee Camp in my Neighbourhood" installation,...
Sydney, Australia
A former refugee watches as visitors play the role of smuggled boat people at a Sydney park in Australia...
A former refugee, in the new role of tour guide at the "Refugee Camp in my Neighbourhood" installation, watches as visitors play the role of smuggled boat people at a Sydney park in Australia August 7, 2017. The temporary "refugee camp" project, established by a local Sydney council, has been set up to replicate the real life conditions of refugee camps around the world and employs former refugees as tour guides to educate Australians on the plight of millions displaced by humanitarian emergencies globally. REUTERS/Jason Reed
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CMCF
July 23, 2017
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CMC1
July 23, 2017
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CLF5
July 23, 2017
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CLF3
July 23, 2017
Police prepare to tow and 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store after eight people believed...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
Police prepare to tow and 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside it in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CLF2
July 23, 2017
A police officer works on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
A police officer works on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CLEZ
July 23, 2017
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
TEXAS-BODIES/
RTX3CLEY
July 23, 2017
A police officer works on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Police forensics officers work on a crime scene where eight people were found dead in San Antonio
A police officer works on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ray Whitehouse
DOMINICANREPUBLIC-DRUGS/
RTS168DX
May 11, 2017
A national policeman sprays gasoline onto packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
A national policeman sprays gasoline onto packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized...
A national policeman sprays gasoline onto packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
DOMINICANREPUBLIC-DRUGS/
RTS168CT
May 11, 2017
A national policeman throws packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
A national policeman throws packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various...
A national policeman throws packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
DOMINICANREPUBLIC-DRUGS/
RTS168C7
May 11, 2017
Packages of drugs are seen before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Packages of drugs are seen before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations...
Packages of drugs are seen before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
DOMINICANREPUBLIC-DRUGS/
RTS168B5
May 11, 2017
A national policeman stands next to packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
A national policeman stands next to packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized...
A national policeman stands next to packages of drugs before an incineration of illegal drugs seized during various police operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
MALAYSIA-PANGOLINS/
RTS15LYW
May 08, 2017
Custom officials hold up seized pangolin scales at Kuala Lumpur airport customs complex in Sepang May...
Sepang, Malaysia
Custom officials hold up seized pangolin scales at Kuala Lumpur airport customs complex in Sepang
Custom officials hold up seized pangolin scales at Kuala Lumpur airport customs complex in Sepang May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Rozanna Latiff
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
VENEZUELA-SMUGGLING/
RTSGLC1
June 08, 2016
People carry goods past Venezuelan soldiers as they disembark from a boat at Boca del Grita in Venezuela...
PUERTO SANTANDER, Colombia
The Wider Image: Venezuelans shop for food in Colombia
People carry goods past Venezuelan soldiers as they disembark from a boat at Boca del Grita in Venezuela after crossing the border from Puerto Santander, Colombia, June 3, 2016. Picture taken from the Colombia side of the Venezuela-Colombia border. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SMUGGLING VENEZUELA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
VENEZUELA-SMUGGLING/
RTSGLBR
June 08, 2016
People arrive by canoe at Boca del Grita in Venezuela after crossing the border from the town of Puerto...
PUERTO SANTANDER, Colombia
The Wider Image: Venezuelans shop for food in Colombia
People arrive by canoe at Boca del Grita in Venezuela after crossing the border from the town of Puerto Santander, Colombia, June 3, 2016. Picture taken from the Colombia side of the Venezuela-Colombia border. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SMUGGLING VENEZUELA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
VENEZUELA-SMUGGLING/
RTSGLBQ
June 08, 2016
People wait their turn to cross to Boca del Grita in Venezuela, over a river that marks the border near...
PUERTO SANTANDER, Colombia
The Wider Image: Venezuelans shop for food in Colombia
People wait their turn to cross to Boca del Grita in Venezuela, over a river that marks the border near Puerto Santander, Colombia, June 3, 2016. Picture taken from the Colombia side of the Venezuela-Colombia border. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SMUGGLING VENEZUELA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
VENEZUELA-SMUGGLING/
RTSGLAW
June 08, 2016
People wait their turn to cross to Boca del Grita in Venezuela, over a river that marks the border near...
PUERTO SANTANDER, Colombia
The Wider Image: Venezuelans shop for food in Colombia
People wait their turn to cross to Boca del Grita in Venezuela, over a river that marks the border near Puerto Santander, Colombia, June 3, 2016. Picture taken from the Colombia side of the Venezuela-Colombia border. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SMUGGLING VENEZUELA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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