epa Photo Essays

A Senegalese boy stands between boats on a section of beach that has been eroded away by a big storm revealing layers of waste in the beach sand in the fishing village of Yenne Todd, Senegal, 24 February 2019. Senegal is choking on plastic waste with tens of thousands of tons of it ending up in the ocean every year. A problem that is not only threatening the coastal population but also the economy. Due to a lack of comprehensive municipal waste management mechanisms, communities have engaged in their own clean ups in some villages. Environmentalists urge a change of policy regarding the use of plastics is urgently needed by government. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA A Chinese e-sports enthusiast (R) shows her gaming paraphernalia, from one of the games she plays, as they play the online game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' (PUBG) in a private room with bed at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, 24 November 2018. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

Senegal Plastic Waste Crisis

Photographer: Nic Bothma

The Rise of Esports in Asia

Various photographers

A Tibetan Buddhist nun prays in front of a giant TV screen showing a ceremony with sculptures made of yak butter during the Monlam Great Prayer Festival, at Labrang Monastery, in Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China, 19 February 2019. Considered the most important event for Tibetan Buddhists, the Monlam Great Prayer Festival starts three days after Lunar New Year in western China's ethnic Tibetan region and is held for almost two weeks. During that time, millions of pilgrims head to monasteries to pray for good fortune in the new year and make offerings to their late relatives. Labrang Monastery, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, which was founded in 1709, is one of the six largest monasteries of the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism and home to the thousands of monks outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY A close-up view of a Brexit inspired mural by anonymous British street artist Banksy depicting the European flag in Dover, Britain, 15 February 2019. The graffiti that appeared on a building near Dover's ferry terminal shows a worker removing one of the 12 stars from the EU flag. The Port of Dover, handling up to 10.000 trucks a day, estimated that no-deal Brexit can lead to almost 30 kilometers (17 miles) long lines to the customs. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, two years after Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50, the mechanism to notify the EU of her country's intention to abandon the member's club after the tightly-contested 2016 referendum. The results of that referendum exposed a divided nation. Leave won, claiming 52 percent of the overall vote. Voters in England and Wales came out in favor of leave, while Scotland and Northern Ireland plumped for remain. It was still unclear on what terms the UK would leave the EU, with lawmakers having rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's initial deal hammered out with the EU, the fruit of years of negotiations. There was also talk of extending the March 29 deadline, which would delay Brexit, as well as the floating of a second referendum, with the opposition Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn appearing to now throw its weight behind that. Citizens and industries across the UK, including the banking, tourism and farming sectors, and many of whom rely on exporting products or bringing in goods from Europe, will have to adapt in a post-Brexit Britain, whether there is a deal with the EU or not. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

Monlam Great Prayer Festival

Photographer: Roman Pilipey

A Portrait of Brexit Britain

Various photographers

An image taken with a 'tilt-shift' lens shows the popular 'Genex' tower, in Belgrade, Serbia, 25 February 2019. Actually called the Western City Gate, is a 36-story skyscraper and was designed in 1977 by the architect Mihajlo Mitrovic and was completed in 1980 in the brutalist style. The building is formed by two towers connected with a two-story bridge and revolving restaurant at the top. It is 115 meters tall (with restaurant 135–140 meters). One of the towers was occupied by the Genex Group. The second, taller tower, is residential and the restaurant is not working. EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC A view on the renewed house at Montefiore Street from 1920 designed by architect Isaac Schwartz in the International Style as part of the 'White City' Bauhaus ensemble in Tel Aviv, Israel, 10 December 2018. Nestled in the streets of downtown Tel Aviv stands the modernist architectural gem known as the White City: one of the largest concentrations of around 4,000 buildings created in the renowned 1930s Bauhaus style. The UN declared the Israeli White City a World Cultural Heritage site in 2003 triggering a renewed interest in the modernist complex. German architect Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus school of art, architecture and design in the city of Weimar in 1919, from where the emblematic architectural movement known as the International Style was developed. The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school and as such the Bauhaus Association is set to celebrate the centenary worldwide with numerous exhibitions, events, research projects and more under the motto 'Rethinking the World.' EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

Brutalist Architecture in New Belgrade

Photographer: Andrej Čukić

White City

Photographer: Abir Sultan