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AFP Photo 📷 @federicoparra - People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolas Maduro in which Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (out of frame) declared himself the country's "acting president", on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. "I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections," said Guaido as thousands of supporters cheered. Moments earlier, the loyalist-dominated Supreme Court ordered a criminal investigation of the opposition-controlled legislature. #Caracas#venezuela
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AFP Photo 📷 @shahmarai - “My Afghanistan”: A Photo constest in honour of Shah Marai
AFP is launching an annual photography competition @maraiphotoaward to honour Shah Marai, chief photographer in the Kabul bureau, who was killed in a suicide attack on April 30, 2018. This contest also aims to support Afghan photographers.
Throughout his career, Shah Marai showed the reality of life in Afghanistan with passion and tenderness. During 17 years of conflict, his photos captured moments of raw violence but also moments of beauty.
To the outside world, Afghanistan is defined by the images of violence and tragedy that appear regularly on international news. But behind the violence of the conflict lies another country, full of human warmth and daily toil. It was also this country that Shah Marai was constantly striving to show to the rest of the world.
That's what inspired "My Afghanistan," the theme of the competition. Afghan photographers living in Afghanistan or overseas are invited to submit from February 5 a series of photographs. These will reflect the reality of their people in Afghanistan or abroad, in their daily life, culture, environment, or social issues. Other angles could be used to tell the story of "their Afghanistan." Three prizes will be awarded in May at a ceremony in Paris. .
The competition website can be found at: www.maraiphotoaward.com
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AFP Photo 📷 @lacostacastro - Pilgrims confess at the Youth Park in Panama City on the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis for the World Youth Days, on January 22, 2019.
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AFP Photo 📷 @daledelarey - Above the concrete canopy: Hong Kong from the sky -
A giant container ship sailing under a suspension bridge; Chinese cemeteries as densely packed as the housing blocks their occupants once lived in; lush rows of paddy fields -- aerial shots offer a whole new perspective on Hong Kong.
Internationally it may be best known as a high-octane finance hub filled with skyscrapers, but there is much more to the city -- from bustling ports and picture perfect beaches to rolling hills and verdant forests.
AFP photographer Dale de la Rey spent three months training his drone camera lens down on #HongKong in a bid to capture the rarely seen sides to the city.
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AFP Photo 📷 @mrasfan - Kumaraguru Kunalan, 38, making his religious pilgrimage to a Batu Caves temple by carrying "kavadi" offerings on his shoulders with his tongue pierced with a steel skewer during Thaipusam festival celebrations at a complex of temples outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Hindu devotee Kumaraguru Kunalan hauled a wooden pole with metal pots hanging from it up to a temple carved into a hillside as drumming and incense smoke filled the air. #Thaipusam#kavadi
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AFP Photo 📷 @gdcphoto - Earth's shadow almost totally obscures the view of the so-called Super Blood Wolf Moon during a total lunar eclipse, on Sunday January 20, 2019, in Miami, Florida. The January 21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021, and the last one visible from the United States until 2022. #moon#SuperBloodWolfMoon#supermoon#lunareclipse
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#AFPrepost 📷 @mirroreye - The Leuser ecosystem, an area of stunning beauty where peat swamp and dense forest surround waterfalls and mountains poking through clouds, is like much of Indonesia's rainforests -- under threat from the aggressive expansion of palm oil and pulp and paper plantations. The area, mostly in Aceh, is home to endangered Sumatran orangutans as well as elephants, tigers, rhinos, bears and snakes, including king cobras. #leuserecosystem#LeuserNationalPark#aceh#Indonesia
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AFP Photo 📷 @guillermoarias - A boy looks at US border patrol guards through the US-Mexico border fence, in Tijuana, in Baja California State, Mexico, on January 18, 2019. A new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States made its way across Guatemala Thursday, with the first members crossing into southern Mexico.
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AFP Photo 📷 @saidkhatib - A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw tear gas towards Israeli forces during a demonstration along the Israeli fence east of Gaza City on January 18, 2019.
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AFP Photo 📷 @gabrielbouys - A horseman jumps over a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares in the province of Avila in central Spain, during the opening of the traditional religious festival "Luminarias" in honour of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony), patron saint of animals, on January 16, 2019.
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AFP Photo 📷 @oliscarff - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the lecturn after delivering a statement to members of the media in Downing Street in London on January 16, 2019, after surviving a vote of no confidence in her government. British Prime Minister Theresa May's government saw off a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday, called after MPs overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal. #brexit
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AFP Photo 📷 @khannachandan - Indian sadhus (Hindu holy men) take a dip into the water of the holy Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers -- during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, on January 15, 2019. State authorities in Uttar Pradesh are expecting 12 million visitors to descend on Allahabad for the centuries-old festival, which officially begins on January 15 and continues until early March.