Supporters of US President Donald J. Trump outside the senate chambers after breaching Capitol security in Washington, DC, USA, 06 January​ 2021. Protesters entered the US Capitol where the Electoral College vote certification for President-elect Joe Biden took place. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCA​LZO

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Restoration workers of the IBB Miras (Istanbul Municipality Heritage) team, work at the Cisterna Basilica (6th century) during an extensive restoration in Istanbul, Turkey, 07 January 2021. Istanbul has been a site of human settlement for around 3,000 years and nowadays it is a cradle of cultural and historical heritage points that plot the city's evolution over time. Byzantine churches, walls, and cisterns rub shoulders with Ottoman mosques, fountains, and tombs in the Turkish city that straddles Europe an

Photo Essay:
The Guardians of Istanbul's Cultural Heritage

A soldier, who moments earlier had arrived with wounded comrades, looks at a reflection of an image of Jesus Christ at the main entrance of the hospital in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 07 November 2020. Soldiers and relatives waited for hours to learn about the wounded on the battlefront amid constant shelling. The conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis is one of the most complexes in the world, with ethnic and religious implications as well as competing international interests. The latest confrontat

Photo Essay:
The Last Days of Stepanakert

Yvette Adaniya, an Ebola survivor, visits and pays her respects to the grave of her husband at a specially designated site for burials of Ebola victims, to the North of Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 October 2020. ‘The devil will not distract us again,' says Adaniya, who lost her husband to the virus as this unfamiliar disease broke out in the forests to the North of Beni, North Kivu. 'When I had Ebola, my whole body and soul were affected. I lost weight and became bruised and black. I w

Photo Essay:
The Next Pandemic

A huge chair with a sign on it reading 'Southern point of Europe' is placed near Tripiti beach on the island of Gavdos, south Gree​ce, 30 January 2020. The chair which was built and placed at the most southern tip of the island stands as a symbol for Europe's southern point. EPA-​EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Photo Essay:
Gavdos Island, Europe's Southern Point

A mountaineer works on lifting up the repaired dials during maintenance work on the tower's clock at the Church of St Ludmila in Prague, Czech Republic, 24 August 2020. Classic clocks are part of the landscape of Prague, known as the 'city of a hundred towers' for its centuries-old mechanical devices - including the famed Astronomical Clock in the Old Square. Mariana Nesnidalova is the head of L. Hainz, a family business that was founded in 1836 which has carved out a niche in the production and manufacture

Photo Essay:
Clocktowers' Maintenance in Prague

North Korean defector Han Hong-geun shows his injured right arm at home in Seosan city, Chungcheongnam-do province, South Korea, 07 November 2020. At dawn on 01 January 2009, a North Korean Lieutenant Colonel in Han Hong Geun (now aged 63) left the Bachelor Officer Quarters in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, to escape. That night, he crossed Yalu River (Amnok River) and arrived at Kunming City, China, where he stayed for three days. He took the route south through China, all the way down to Laos, where he cross

Photo Essay:
The Life of a North Korean Defector and His Family in South Korea