Chinese artist Liu Bolin paints himself to blend into backgrounds made of his own photography. Photos.
In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources often using primitive and dangerous methods.
Photos from the past 24 hours: http://reut.rs/1f45XT5
Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district.
Everyday, Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Remembering the Gas War
On Thursday, Bolivians commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Gas War revolt which arose after strong public opposition to selling natural gas through Chilean ports.
The concern over who had rights to Bolivia’s natural gas resulted in the resignation of the then-president and the rise to power of now-President Evo Morales, who nationalized Bolivia’s natural gas industry in 2006.
Industry analysts criticized Morales, saying his leftist policies drove away private investment that funded natural gas exploration. Supporters say Morales has protected the country’s indigenous groups and resource sovereignty.
Bolivia’s political trials left an unquestionable mark on politics in the Americas. Today, countries in both Central and South America continue to debate over the role of protecting natural resources and indigenous rights, with the Gas War not far away in memory.
Timeline: Gas War, from Reuters Archives http://reut.rs/jEZqyh
Photos by REUTERS/Gaston Brito
Mieko Okubo holds a portrait of her father-in-law Fumio Okuboi in the evacuated town of Iitate in Fukushima prefecture in Japan.
Photo gallery: What’s left of Fukushima? http://reut.rs/18xxQQN
Mieko’s father Fumio, a 102 year old farmer, hanged himself in the house where he lived all his life after authorities ordered him to leave the area following the nuclear disaster at the tsunami-crippled Daiichi power plant. She said Fumio committed suicide because he just could not stand to end his life somewhere else.
A total of 160,000 people were ordered to leave their homes around Daiichi after the government announced the evacuation following the nuclear disaster in March 2011.
Photos by Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj. Read his photographer’s blog:http://reut.rs/1fLxhJu
Members of the Dutch Royal Guard rode horses through rainbows and smoke on the beaches of Scheveningen, Netherlands on Monday… for practice.
Photos by United Photos/Toussaint Kluiters.
Photo Gallery: Reuters photographer Jorge Silva visits the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.