Monday, 31 January 2011

Cole Thompson

Protest spreads in the Middle East

Anti-government protesters clash with police in downtown Cairo January 25, 2011

Protestors restrain and eject a man (center) with opposing political views from outside Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi's offices in Government Square in Tunis

Protesters are confronted by riot police as they demonstrate in downtown Cairo, chanting against President Hosni Mubarak and calling for an end to poverty

Lebanese soldiers fall back as protesters wield sticks and pursue them during a protest in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon January 25, 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Rebecca Blackwell

Ivory Coast's election stalemate

Supporters of incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo raise their hands in a show of support at a rally in the Yopougon district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast January 9, 2011

Landslides in Brazil

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Pablo Lorente-Melilla 2011

Dreaming of Paradise.
I've been twice and I'll get it again, I told Omar, one of the days I spent with him.
Every night when the vast majority of the world's children dream of being heroes, a few of them are engaged in trying to fit into one of the containers of ships making the crossing from Melilla to the mainland. No matter the destination, the case is coming.
We are in the port of Melilla, the path chosen to reach the peninsula. You see them running faster, going downhill and a short hop, skip the first of the hurdles that prevent them from achieving their dream. Tense muscles, rapid breathing. It seems that the Guardia Civil has not seen. First chance at the end of Paseo is the second fence, unattainable for many, but for them is a mere formality, have done thousands of times, down and up again and again, seeking not to be seen and really get to container and will not stay. Two times a night.

James Nachtwey