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Daily Life: October 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Spain, Argentina, Colombia, China, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Norway and United States and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 39 photos ) A participant, wearing make-up, poses for photos at a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Oct. Show More Summary

Autumn around the world 2013

Photographers around the planet captured the changing colors and dramatic light that signify the movement of animals and the start of colder temperatures for many parts of the world. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 30 photos total) A girl shakes...Show More Summary

One year after Superstorm Sandy: A mixed recovery

One year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the coasts of New York and New Jersey, the recovery has been mixed. Some residents have rebuilt and others are participating in a buyback program instituted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to return some neighborhoods to nature. Show More Summary

Daily life: Peru by Rodrigo Abd

Today's post highlights the recent work of Associated Press photojournalist Rodrigo Abd's in Peru. His subjects include members of the Ashaninka tribe; the Lord of Huanca Sanctuary; the "Ojo que Llora" memorial; blinding mists called "la garua"; and a memorial service for the Bishop Emeritus of Huancavelica. Show More Summary

Effects of Agrochemicals in Argentina

Agrochemical spraying in Argentina has increased ninefold, from 9 million gallons in 1990 to 84 million gallons today. Yet the South American nation has a hodgepodge of widely ignored regulations that leave people dangerously exposed, and chemicals contaminate homes, classrooms, and drinking water. Show More Summary

Powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines

A powerful 7.2 earthquake hit the Philippines this week, killing at least 160 and injuring hundreds. The quake was centered below the island of Bohol, toppling many buildings in the area including several historic churches.( 30 photos total) A woman carries her baby past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol on Oct. Show More Summary


If you can swim, bike, and run, then you can compete in a triathlon. This past weekend the Ironman World Championship event was held in Kona, Hawaii, where the sport's top athletes had to swim 1.2 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon in less that 17 hours. Show More Summary

Harvest 2013

From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. Today's post takes a look at harvesting from around the world since mid-summer. -- Lloyd Young( 38 photos ) Gordon Kenison holds a corncob during a harvest at the Kenison Farms in Levan, Utah, on Oct. 5. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Oktoberfest 2013

The beer halls are empty and steins put away from the 180th Oktoberfest in Munich. The world's largest traditional Bavarian beer festival, celebrated by an estimated 6 million visitors, wrapped up last Sunday. Only beer brewed within city limits by six makers was allowed to be served up. Show More Summary

Broken lives of Fukushima

In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami wrecked the Fukushima nuclear plant, resulting in a meltdown that became the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years. About 160,000 people living near the plant were ordered to move out and the government established a 20-km compulsory evacuation zone. Show More Summary


It's right beneath our feet, rarely thought about, but it can be quite useful, destructive, or even used in sport. Add water and it takes on a sticky form. -- Lloyd Young ( 42 photos ) Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on Feb. Show More Summary

Daily life: September 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Brazil, China, Nicaragua, India, United States, Russia and other countries around the world. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 34 photos total) A drizzling rain can't dampen the sprits of fair-goers Will Black, right, and Jordan Fioretti from Olive Branch, Miss. Show More Summary

Car bomb in Peshawar

A historic street in Peshawar was demolished by a car bomb on Sunday, killing dozens of people. At the same time the country was coping with a deadly earthquake, three major attacks in Pakistan in the past week have killed at least 140 people. Show More Summary

Earthquake in remote Pakistan

Survivors of an earthquake that struck rural Pakistan earlier this week are still waiting for aid, an effort being hampered because militants in the region have been attacking government troops as they try to deliver relief supplies....Show More Summary

Smith Island

In the middle of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, a tiny island may soon become an early victim of climate change. Smith Island is the last inhabited island in Maryland, a place where residents, hearty watermen who make their living catching oysters and blue crabs, still speak in the Cornish dialect of their ancestors. Show More Summary

Massacre at a Nairobi mall

Islamist militants ambushed a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday killing more than 50 people and terrorizing the city. The siege was still taking place on Monday, as Kenyan forces tried to drive the militants out of the Westgate mall and save remaining hostages. Show More Summary

Discord in the Philippines

Since Sept. 9, there has been a standoff between the Philippine Army and Moro National Liberarion Front rebels in the southern communities near Zamboanga city, Philippines. Hundreds of residents were taken hostage and tens of thousands evacuated from their homes during the battles. Show More Summary

Colorado floods

The effort continued today to locate more than 500 people still missing from last week's damaging floods in Colorado. The death toll stood at 6, which state officials said is expected to rise from the heavy rains that washed out roads, collapsed bridges, destroyed homes, and left a massive clean-up in their wake. Show More Summary

Syrian conflict continues

As the world waits to see how the diplomatic agreement plays out, Syrians struggle as the civil war continues. After the chemical attack, fighting among the destroyed cities persists as civilians flee the country. More than 100,000 people have died and millions displaced. Show More Summary

Air shows 2013

In the effort to celebrate and marvel at our ability to fly and see new technological advances, air shows are held all over the world every year. Attendees get the chance to witness complex aerobatic performances and sometimes up-close access to the aircraft on the ground. Show More Summary

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