Two teenagers read and memorize the Koran during Ramadan at a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 13 April 2021. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 12 nights EPA-EFE/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

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Lawyer to US President Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and Trump Campaign Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis (not pictured) speak about the president’s legal challenges to his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden in the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 19 November 2020. President Trump is still promoting baseless claims of massive voter fraud, alleging that he actually won the election. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO


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 Sanctuary Strikers Football Club founder Tomson Chalk (L) hugs player Adam Hussai during a friendly match against Reading Reserves in Reading, Britain, 29 September 2020 (issued 08 March 2021). For refugees and asylum seekers, starting a new life in the United Kingdom presents a host of tough challenges, from learning the language to finding common ground with the locals. The grassroot soccer team Sanctuary Strikers Football Club in southern England has stepped in to help the newcomers to integrate and mak

Photo Essay:
Spirit of Unity: Football Helping Refugees Find Their Feet in England

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 stray dog holds a cow's leg in its mouth at a soldier's front position near Martuni, an eastern city of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, 16 January 2021. Only stray dogs visit the soldiers in the trenches. The militaries would just leave their positions to refill their water tanks and get food from the neighboring villagers. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Photo Essay:
Nagorno-Karabakh: Life after War

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

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