Some of the AFP photographer Brian Bielmann’s coverage of the 2019 Tahiti Pro surfing event, as seen from the surface and from beneath the waves
Images of some of the thousands of ancient temples and pagodas in Old Bagan, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site
Scenes from above and below the water of the artistic swimmers at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea
Images of the dazzling light of the low sun on churning water, and some of the amazing encounters and rides experienced by surfers along the New South Wales coast
Late on Monday, a group of protesters broke off from the largely peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong to smash their way into Hong Kong's Legislative Council building.
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens filled the city’s streets for a second weekend of protest against a controversial extradition bill.
Organizers claim that more than 1 million demonstrators took to the streets to denounce a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China and undercut Hong Kong’s independence.
Traditional honey hunters dangle from rope ladders in pursuit of valuable “cliff honey.”
Supporters of the presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto took to the streets of Jakarta, clashing violently with riot police, after his loss to incumbent President Joko Widodo was announced on Wednesday.
A collection of images of Akihito and his wife, Michiko, through the years, in their roles as emperor and empress of Japan.
After the horrific Easter Sunday bombings, loved ones mourn in Sri Lanka, and supporters offer prayers from around the world.
Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in China’s Gobi Desert.
After the ice festival: fascinating aerial images of ephemeral architecture crumbling and returning to a liquid state
Allison Joyce, a photographer with Getty Images, spent time with some of the women taking on the dangerous but necessary task of clearing Sri Lanka’s remaining minefields.
Welcoming the arrival of the Year of the Earth Pig with family get-togethers, temple visits, street festivals, and displays of fireworks
Much of Australia has been enduring a string of record-breaking and dangerous heat waves since December.
Massive, colorful ice sculptures light up the night in the frigid northern city of Harbin, China.
At least 222 people have reportedly been killed along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait by a tsunami, likely triggered by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.
Authorities in Allahabad, India, are expecting approximately 100 million visitors over the 48-day Ardh Kumbh Mela festival starting on January 15, 2019, and 22 temporary pontoon bridges are being built to handle the traffic.
A mock prison facility in South Korea has been locking up paying “inmates” for brief stays in simple cells since 2013.
As time passes, the scale of the disaster is becoming clearer. Rescuers and aid supplies are finally reaching some of the more inaccessible and devastated areas near Palu.
On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, triggering a localized tsunami, killing hundreds.
Images of the immediate effects of the monster storm in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of southeastern China
Yesterday, to mark its 70th birthday, North Korea held a military parade, put on a massive show with its first “mass games” in five years, and finished with a torchlight parade.
In April 1904, St. Louis opened its doors to the world, welcoming millions to see the fascinating buildings and exhibits of art, technology, and history on display at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
A beard-and-mustache battle in Los Angeles, a sleepy young rhino in France, a shepherd among Turkish foothills, the Corso Zundert flower parade in the Netherlands, the “Futurium” in Berlin, and much more
Early images of the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Dorian’s slow crawl across the Bahamas
After a difficult month, a time when I lost both my mother and my father, I’ve collected images of the place they loved and called home, as a tribute to them.