epa Photo Essays

Algerian youth take part in Friday protest against the then Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, 29 March 2019. In February 2019 and all Fridays since, Algerians have been coming out to protest. At first, they were asking Bouteflika to renounce his candidacy for a fifth term, but it grew into demanding a change in the whole regime and a new Constitution that would allow fresh figures to emerge who could fix an economy that has led to 30 percent youth unemployment. Young men with no regular employment spend their time hanging around the streets of Algiers, doing small jobs for pocket money. They all have demands to fulfill, so they joined the rallies. Algeria’s youth did not experience the War of Independence, the 1988 revolt nor the civil war. But they saw the fears their parents harbored over an uncertain future; few job prospects and a surge in emigration in search of a better future. EPA-EFE/AMEL PAIN Pathologist Panagiotis Soldatos (R) examines elderly woman Afroditi Roussou (2-R), 90, during a mission of the doctors team 'Anagennissi and Proodos' (Renaissance and Progress) on the Greek island of Donoussa, in the Aegean Sea, to provide medical services to its few inhabitant, Donoussa, Greece, 03 May 2019. 'Anagennissi and Proodos' launched in 2008, and its primary purpose is to fill in the health care shortages faced by the inhabitants of the border regions of Greece, and in particular the 30 remote islands, without any discrimination. EPA-EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

The Rise of Algerian Youth

Photographer: Amel Pain

Medical Mission on Donoussa

Photographer: Yannis Kolesidis

A young boy walks past a burning fire used to keep evicted families warm overnight after police and private security evicted families from a commercial property in Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 June 2014. The late great Nelson Mandela and the ANC (African National Congress) brought an end to the minority rule of the white people of South Africa over the majority black people 25 years ago this year and thus brought to an end to one of the most unjust systems of repression in history: apartheid. This retrospective photo essay, depicting the chronology of South Africa's history from the arrival of the first white men in 1652, looks at South Africa's very soul and mirrors the journey of this infant democracy through its at times painful path to find balance over the past 15 years. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK A dancer of the Czech National Ballet relaxes after a rehearsal of 'Swan Lake' at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 February 2019. Swan Lake ballet is one of the famous of all classical ballets, the most frequently performed and the most popular worldwide. The new Czech National Ballet production is a revival of the story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece outside Germany. Up to the present day, the Czech National Theatre has staged 12 adaptations of Swan Lake. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Cry My Beloved Country

Photographer: Kim Ludbrook

Behind the Scenes - Czech National Ballet Rehearsing 'Swan Lake'

Photographer: Martin Divisek

Japan's Emperor Akihito attends the opening of an ordinary parliamentary session at the Diet in Tokyo, Japan, 28 January 2019 (reissued 10 April 2019). After 30 years of reign, Emperor Akihito is to abdicate on 30 April 2019 and his son, Crown Prince Naruhito will officially access to the throne on 01 May 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON A change in road markings which marks the border between the Republic of Ireland (L) and Northern Ireland (R) outside the town of Middletown in Northern Ireland, Britain, 03 March 2019. On maps of Ireland, a line cuts across the north of the island like a scar, dividing Northern Ireland from the larger Republic of Ireland. That line is both physical and symbolic, signaling the geographic separation of two countries as well as their historical, social and religious differences. The reality of the Irish border is complex. Today, it is no longer a ‘hard’ border, though crossings are littered with rusting customs posts from another time. Often a change in road markings or the color of the tarmac are the only indicators that you have crossed into another country. It is possible to drive along a road and cross the border two or three times without even knowing it.

The Chrysanthemum Throne

Various photographers

The Invisible Border

Photographer: Neil Hall