On 29 August 1949, four years after the Americans dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, the Soviets launched 'Operation First Lightning' at a secret location in the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan. Over the next 42 years the Soviet Union's nuclear programme ...


On February 1st 2021 Myanmar's Armed Forces brought a decade-long experiment in limited democracy to a sudden and violent end. The country has been reeling from the consequences ever since. A Panos photographer, whose name is being withheld to protect...


As the sun sets into the turquoise sea off the coast of Madagascar, giant baobab trees stand silhouetted against glittering stars and rare animals like the lemur begin their nightly activity. Villagers across one of the world's most uniquely biodiverse ...


No place are the growing tensions between East and West more violent and more apparent than along the 400 kilometer frontline that divides Ukraine from the the Russian-backed separatists in the country's eastern Donbass region. When Ukraine pivoted ...


The journey wasn't for the faint-hearted. Panos photographer Ian Teh and National Geographic journalist Craig Welch, accompanying a team of scientists, had flown to the last airport on the southern tip of South America, spent 32 hours on a ferry, then 10...


Gan Xiqi, or Nai Nai as she is known to her tens of thousands of fans, was a minor internet sensation in China, the world's most crowded social media environment. From 2018 until early 2020 the recent arrival in Shanghai, originally from Nanchang in ...


This summer will mark 10 years since the terrorist attack in Oslo and on Utoya island on July 22, 2011. A total of 77 people were killed. Of these, the majority of the victims on Utoya were children and youths. After the incident, a report carried out by...


Relatively sheltered from the ravages of Covid-19, Australia has been experiencing a series of natural disasters over the past years that have stunned locals with their ferocity and intensified the debate about the effects of climate change on the Red ...


October 2021 is the 10th anniversary of London's manifestation of the Occupy movement which started on Wall Street in New York and spread to 950 cities in 82 countries. On the 15th October 2011, protestors representing the global Occupy movement set ...


From central Asia's grasslands to the shores of the Mediterranean, a rich culture of nomadic 'sports', often drawn from hunting, fighting or simply surviving in an unforgiving environment, is shared by people from across the region spanning from China's ...


Until the 1970s, Afghanistan was a relatively peaceful country and a popular stop-over on the hippie trail. All that changed in 1979 with the Soviet invasion that left hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, dead and caused a third of the population to...


Situated in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi, the sprawling commercial hub of Kejetia Market is West Africa's answer to Amazon and Walmart combined. Among the more than 10,000 stalls that sit clustered together below an ocean of corrugated iron roofs you can ...


In June 2012, US president Barack Obama announced a radical new policy to deal with one of the country's most vexing problems - the presence of millions of undocumented migrants living in the shadows but constituting a vital part of the American economy....


The Amazon rainforest is often referred to the "lungs of the earth", absorbing tonnes of carbon dioxide and in turn producing some 20% of the earth's oxygen. It is also the most biodiverse region on the planet, home to some three million ...


Walking for hours under a blazing sun to sell mangoes, spending 12 to 13 hours a day repairing flat tyres or breaking rocks in a quarry - Emilienne (13), Roger (13) and Marc (15) never imagined that they would have to provide meals for their families ...


Mads Nissen's series on the Covid 19 crisis in Brazil from which the World Press Photo of the Year 2021 was selected. Mads talked to us about how he came to take the winning image. In March 2020, care homes across Brazil closed their doors to all ...