The Best of 2012
AFP PHOTO/Aaron Tam
AFP started its Correspondent Blog in the Spring of 2012 to spotlight the agency’s global network of reporters and photographers. The blog has allowed us to tell the types of personal stories that seldom find their way onto the wire.
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In the heart of a cataclysm: When a natural disaster becomes not only the biggest event of your professional life, but also a personal tragedy.
The violent climax of a week-long drama that gripped first France, in the final throes of a presidential campaign, and then the world.
Two young women provocatively lock lips in front of a group of anti-gay marriage demonstrators in France’s largest southern city.
The image of President Barack Obama planting a firm kiss on the cheek of Myanmar opposition legend Aung San Suu Kyi caused a stir across much of the Asian region.
Covering the Paralympics, there is always a tug-of-war between the sports story and the human interest angle.
A sniper victim chooses between running for his life or bleeding to death.
AFP samples “Himalayan Viagra” in Nepal’s Upper Dolpa region.
AFP arrives in North Kivu in the remote far east of the Democratic Republic Of Congo just days before rebel forces seize the region's key city of Goma.
A series of portraits of London-bound US Olympic athletes taken in May unleashes a firestorm of controversy on the Internet.
A brawl between pro-government deputies and opposition members erupts in the Ukrainian parliament.
Fed up of your dreary commute? These photos capture some of the most stunning underground stations in Europe.
An anti-American demonstration in Indonesia with a “terrorist” group among those protesting.
An animated and mysterious conversation between Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel at a NATO summit.
“What possessed you to ask that question?” Four years covering the unpredictable Hugo Chavez.
Covering conflict while family members are in danger.