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AP PHOTOS: Life changing under Taliban, just not all at once

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Life in Kabul has changed in the six weeks since the Taliban swept into the Afghan capital — just not all at once. Some things that remain the same: Traffic...

AP PHOTOS: Once-thriving Afghan music scene is going silent

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is going quiet. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it o...

Kabul flag shop that started in Soviet era retools yet again

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A small flag shop, tucked away in the courtyard of a Kabul market, has documented Afghanistan’s turbulent history over the decades with its ever-changing merchandise. ...

Defying pandemic, feminists in Spain decry far-right attacks

MADRID (AP) — Women in Spain are marking this year’s International Women Day with static protests, bicycle fun-rides and a myriad of small-sized events creatively organized to prevent gatherings that ...

AP PHOTOS: Madrid hospital staff learn to cope with virus

LEGANÉS, Spain (AP) — A voice shouts “Red Alert!” from the end of the corridor. An ambulance has just delivered the latest resident of an elderly care home in the Spanish capital. He's in a critical c...

Madrid digs way out of post-storm garbage, damaged trees

MADRID — (AP) — With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began Thursday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of...

AP PHOTOS: Madrid racetrack bets on riding out of pandemic

MADRID (AP) — A man slips a piece of paper with the name Sophie Linda on it under the teller’s window. The young woman on the other side inspects the paper and disinfects a wad of cash before passing ...

AP PHOTOS: Spanish ambulance workers fear virus rebound

MADRID (AP) — For the first time in weeks, Dr. Mónica Rodríguez has found some respite. But even as she enjoys card games and magic tricks at her ambulance team’s base in Madrid, the emergency doctor ...

AP PHOTOS: Madrid stores close, city falls quiet in pandemic

MADRID (AP) — Mannequins in store windows display yesterday’s fashion, empty store shelves gather dust, cardboard and sheets cover products that until recently were considered necessary for our well-b...

AP PHOTOS: Fading Spanish town keeps light on native saint

MAYORGA, Spain (AP) — Dressed in his best attire, Jesús María de la Viuda rushed to join neighbors for the patron saint festival in the Spanish town of Mayorga, a 282-year-old annual tradition that ol...

Unrepentant 'sinners' romp in Spanish town at Corpus Christi

CAMUÑAS, Spain (AP) — It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary. Each year, members of the local Catholic brotherhood...

AP PHOTOS: Horses run in centuries-old Spanish fiesta

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, Spain (AP) — The chosen few get out of bed at dawn on May 2 to start preparations for what is the most important date in the calendar in the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, in southe...

AP PHOTOS: What Rohingya carry as they flee Myanmar violence

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Cellphones to reach out to separated relatives. Bags of spices that remind them of home. Solar panels to bring a little light to their ragged tents. These a...

AP PHOTOS: Thousands of Rohingya pour into Bangladesh

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are pouring into Bangladesh, part of an exodus of the beleaguered ethnic group from neighboring Myanmar that began when violence erupted there o...

Saving lives, 1 day at a time, on the deadly Mediterranean

ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — As usual, it started with a call on a satellite phone from Italian rescue officials in Rome. They were relaying a distress call they'd received from a migrant smuggling...