Photo Gallery: World Trade Center nears completion
Crane operators hoist the final pieces of the spire atop One World Trade Center in New York.
Images of March: March was a busy month — Pope Francis was elected at the Papal conclave, tension rose on the Korean peninsula, and President Obama made his first official trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Here are the top photos of the month by reuterspictures. What’s your favorite?
Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
It’s not easy to protect one of the most powerful people in the world: Reuters photographer Jason Reed gives us an inside look at who protects the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Large Hollywood photo collection to be auctioned in New York: tens of thousands of photographs and negatives from a large collection of Hollywood images will be sold during a two-day auction in New York in April. The Movie Star News Collection, which photographer Irving Klaw started in 1939 after striking a deal with film studios, includes nearly three million posters, negatives and photos of stars. They include Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Rudolph Valentino, Judy Garland, Steve McQueen, Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn, among others.
Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar
Top pictures from the past 24 hours: in this picture, survivors carry aid and belongings from the ruins of a refugee camp. At least 42 people died in a fire at a camp which is home to thousands of refugees from Myanmar, near the Thai-Myanmar border on Friday, local media reported.
After what seemed like a lifetime of standing in the rain, “Habemus Papam” (We have a Pope!).
I woke up after basically not sleeping at all. Another day and now what? We had no idea what Pope Francis would do. Nobody knew. Only that he was due to attend a small prayer at the Santa Maria Maggiore – a basilica in central Rome.
So, fellow photographer Stefano Rellandini and I got on our scooters and went to take a look. When we got there, there was a lot of people – media, tourists (the basilica is right next to the main train station), curious bystanders, and a big wall which surrounds the basilica. Stefano stayed with the pack outside the main entrance and I went for a little wander.
How could I see above this wall? The only way was to go into a local school. I walked in, looked for the principle and said “Come with me I have something to show you. I will show you the Pope.” He smiled and said “Okay let’s see.” I said, “I have to have this picture, or my boss will be very unhappy…”