epa02708349 The newly-wed couple Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, 29 April 2011. The bride wears a v-neck Alexander McQueen gown, designed by creative director Sarah Burton and a 1936 Cartier halo tiara lent to her by Queen Elizabeth. The newly-wed couple traveled in the 1902 State Landau carriage which was built for King Edward VII for his coronation. EPA/KERIM OKTEN epa000273789 (FILES) School teacher Klara Sidakova-Magkayeva carries her two-year-old her granddaughter Victoria after special forces entered the building to end the school siege in Beslan, North Ossetia, Friday 03 September 2004. Klara Sidakova-Magkayeva carried Victoria to escape the hostage crisis at school No1, where she came with her son, daughter, granddaughter and her son's wife to attend her grandson Alan's first day at school. All members of the family luckily escaped the massacre, only her son suffering an injury to his arm, which was successfully operated on at the hospital of Vladikavkaz. EPA/SERGEI DOLZHENKO epa02404551 YEARENDER 2010 JULY Spain's Carles Puyol celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the FIFA 2010 World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at the Soccer City stadium outside Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 July 2010. Spain won 1-0 after extra time. EPA/PETER KLAUNZER

Ten Years of Global epa Coverage

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of epa european pressphoto agency's launch of its global operation, we are very proud to present an outstanding collection of epa images spanning the past decade - available online as e-book and slide show.

 

These photographs document a turbulent period, with wars and conflicts such as Iraq, Africa, Thailand and Georgia; the Beslan school shootings; the 2004/05 and 2011 tsunamis; an historical US presidential election; the earthquake in Haiti; the Arab spring, the Mideast and major economic, sports and entertainment events.

 

Throughout this period we were your witness. And we continue to be your witness in all that serves to inform and enlighten you.

 

epa02992093 YEARENDER 2011 SEPTEMBER Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, 11 September 2011. EPA/JUSTIN LANE epa01541680 YEARENDER 2008 MARCH A Tibetan activist shout slogans against China as he is taken away after he was detained by Indian police personnel after a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India on 18 March 2008. The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama rejected charges by the Chinese leadership that he was behind the violence in Tibet and said he would withdraw as leader of Tibetans if they took to the path of violence. EPA/MONEY SHARMA epa000326677 A South Oil Company employee looks on as smoke rises following a pipeline explosion south of Basra in al Faw, Iraq, Wednesday 24 March 2004. Iraq's main oil pipeline leading to the Gulf ruptured late Tuesday, spilling large amounts of oil that later caught fire, officials said. Abed Ali Fhadil, the mayor of the southern town Faw, near where the spillage occurred, said the break was believed to be due to poor maintenance. Rebels have repeatedly attacked oil pipelines in Iraq. EPA/SHAWN BALDWIN