Wednesday 23 January 2013 - Eye witness
Nearly one million people gathered in the heart of Washington D.C. on Monday to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This time-lapse video of the crowd taking shape and then dispersing is composed of more than 4,000 still images shot over a period off six hours and compressed into less than a minute.
Monday 17 December 2012 - Eye witness
Robert MacPherson, AFP’s lifestyle editor in the US, visits Newtown, Connecticut, the scene of America’s most recent mass shooting. Many in the US are angry about the media storm engulfing the town, though some residents seem relieved to be able to share their stories.