Thursday 20 December 2012 - Behind the image
AFP PHOTO/Sergei Supinsky
Bare breasts, knuckles in Ukraine parliament
A brawl between pro-government deputies and opposition members erupted in the Ukrainian parliament on December 12 and 13. “The challenge is getting the right sequence, like a raised fist or the moment a punch lands,” says AFP photographer Sergei Supinsky, who captured the extreme political wrangling with an admirable sang froid. And as lawmakers were duking it out inside parliament, topless feminists were braving freezing temperatures outside.
Monday 3 December 2012 - Behind the image
AFP PHOTO/Mario Laporta
Like many Paris-based AFP journalists, Sylvain Estibal, photo editor-in-chief for Europe and Africa, rides the metro each day to get to work. "It’s boring, dirty and depressing,” he says. “I think to myself that people in other countries must be having more fun on their subway systems.”
And with that, he came up with the idea for the following series of photos of some of the most stunning underground stations in Europe.