A motorcade for a coalition of opposition parties rolls through Varanasi, India, on the last day rallies can be held ahead of the final voting day in India’s 2019 elections.
Taken at the Old Delhi Spice Market in Delhi, India.
Before casting her ballot, a woman takes a voting slip from a member of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in central Delhi.
Today is the sixth of seven phases in India’s elections, which run from 11 April to 19 May. Results to be announced 23 May.
The development of Eastern Mediterranean gas fields has prompted US officials to strengthen their involvement in the region, as they seek to counter growing Russian influence. My report from Nicosia, Cyprus for Deutsche Welle.
While tracing the buffer zone in Cyprus, I came across this mural next to a military sign reading “Forbidden Zone” on the separation wall running through northern Nicosia, aka Lefkosa, the world’s last divided capital city.
Nice to see my photo of the lush rain forest on the Barva Volcano in Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica, featured in a climate change article in today’s Guardian.
Link to story: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/18/we-are-not-doomed-cutting-carbon
As an economic downturn continues to put pressure on the Turkish lira value against the US dollar, life proceeds as normal on Istiklal Caddesi on a rainy afternoon in Istanbul, Turkey.
A new mosque rises over Istanbul’s Taksim Square beside the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk monument, which is dedicated to the founder of Turkey’s secular republic. Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long sought to build a mosque in Istanbul’s central plaza and soon this goal will be realized.
My favorite shot from celebrations at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, published in Italy’s la Repubblica.
The country’s main opposition party, the CHP, took most of Turkey’s largest cities in municipal elections that saw a backlash against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) following an economic downturn that led to a spike in consumer prices.
Above, a crowd celebrated the victory of CHP Ankara Mayoral Candidate Mansur Yavas.
In Diyarbakir, Turkey, a pair of Kurdish women join festivities marking Newroz, the celebration of spring by Middle Eastern, Persian and Turkic cultures.