A war-weary generation in Kabul welcomes the prospect of peace, but fears the possibility of losing freedoms under the Taliban.
The chief photographer for Agence France-Presse in Kabul was killed in Afghanistan.
Photojournalist Louie Palu spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2010, and has released a new documentary film titled Kandahar Journals, based on his writings and experience as a combat photographer.
Some of the winning and shortlisted photos from this year’s competition
Images of the battle against COVID-19 in India over the past few weeks
Cherry blossoms in Germany, Fashion Week in Madrid, an island castle in Switzerland, Ramadan prayers in Mecca, a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean, a comfort dog at the U.S. Capitol, and much more
Some of the winning entries in this year’s annual photo competition