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epa can only cover breaking news by having its photographers on the spot. This is exclusive information from first hand.


With its global network of award-winning photographers, epa has set high standards and provides visual information of best quality from every part of the world, 24 hours around the clock, comprising politics, general news, a large variety of sports, economy, business and finance, arts, culture and entertainment.


epa is a private company and stands for reliable, independent and unbiased coverage.


An ample offer of exclusive feature packages sheds light behind the scene and brings the focus to the human aspect of things.


The world from a different angle - this is epa's commitment.


epaselect, a collection of epa's most relevant images based on visual appeal, newsworthiness or both, has been launched to accommodate the picture industry's ever-growing need to find the best pictures fast and efficiently.

epaselect-tagged images are automatically pushed to our regular subscribers at two hourly intervals via ftp. The photo selection spans all image categories ranging from economy, business and finance through to human interest, sports, arts, culture and entertainment.

Ukraine Crisis

In November 2013 the Ukrainian goverment decided not to sign an association agreement with the European Union. This decision led to massive protests throughout the country. Kiev's Independence Square (also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti) was at the center of the protests. The originally peaceful demonstrations against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych turned into violence in February. Many people have been killed in street fighting. Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainian police force has been given combat weapons for use in the civil unrest in Kiev.


FINA Swimming World Championships

The 16th FINA World Championships take place from 24 July - 09 August 2015 in Kazan, Russia. They are organised by the Swiss-based Fédération Internationale de Natation ("International Swimming Federation" - FINA) and have been held on a biannual basis since 2001.


For the first time since its introduction in 1973 the World Aquatics Championships were hosted by China. A total of 190 countries and regions have confirmed their participation with over 5.500 FINA-accredited athletes, coaches and officials.


Detailed access to our entire photo coverage of the FINA Swimming World Championships 2015 »

Festival of San Fermin

Traditions and customs of a country build its cultural identity; epa's customs and traditions photos illustrate every day the cultural richness and the diversity of customs by an extensive coverage of traditional events around the globe. 


The festival, locally known as Sanfermines, is held annually from 06 to 14 July in commemoration of the city's patron saint.