London, Great Britain - More than a million people have taken part in the 50th anniversary of the UK's first Pride parade in London on Saturday July 2, 2022. Hundreds of LGBTQ+ community groups attended the march from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall Palace earlier. Revellers wearing face paint, glitter, jewels and sequins joined the celebrations as Pride returned for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. The parade paid homage to the original 1972 march, organised by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), and saw revellers pass significant sites from the UK's LGBTQ+ movement. (HW Chan/EYEPRESS)
Los Angeles, United States - Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Courthouse in response to a leaked draft of the Supreme Court's opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 4, 2022. Clarence Ip/EYEPRESS
Kharkiv, Ukraine - Aftermath of Russia shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 18, 2022. Russia has been relentlessly bombing Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-biggest city, for weeks now. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy says it's unlikely to end anytime soon, as civilians who remain there struggle to adapt. (Kaoru Ng/EYEPRESS)
Medyka, Poland - Ukrainian refugees cross the Ukraine-Poland border, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Medyka, Poland, March 24, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says more than four million people have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion on February 24 and sparked Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II. That number exceeds the worst-case predictions made at the start of the war. According to UNHCR and the U.N. children's agency UNICEF, half of the refugees from Ukraine are children. More than 2.3 million refugees from Ukraine entered Poland, but some have since traveled to other countries. A small number have returned to Ukraine, either to help defend against the Russians or to care for relatives. (HW Chan/EYEPRESS)
Berlin, Germany - Thousands of people took once again to the streets in downtown Berlin, German, on Sunday, March 13, 2022 rallying a large anti-war demonstration against Russia invasion of Ukraine. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS)
Irpin, Ukraine - Car wreckage after Russian bombardment in Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 7, 2022. Situated 20km (12 miles) north-west of Kyiv, Irpin is near the strategic Hostomel airfield, and the front of the huge Russian convoy assembled near the capital. Kaoru Ng/EYEPRESS
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Demonstration in support of the Ukrainian people and in opposition to the war waged by Russia against Ukraine in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Feb 28/, 2022. Martin Bertrand/EYEPRESS
Bangkok, Thailand - Monks light one million lanterns during the Virtual International Magha Puja Ceremony in homage to the Buddha to mark Makha Bucha Day in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday Feb 16, 2022. Hundreds of monks throughout the world jointly chant, meditate and spread loving kindness to everyone for the world peace and safety from COVID-19 via zoom. EYEPRESS/Thikamporn Tamtiang
Bhubaneswar, India - A health-worker (inside mobile van) collect swab sample from the people for testing COVID-19 at Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar, India. On Thursday, the health ministry highlighted that there has been a decline in cases and positivity rates across all states. It said the average daily case in the last one week has stood at 96,392 cases. Biswaranjan Rout/EYEPRESS
SOUTH KOREA OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PRESS CONFERENCE
January 24, 2022 By Lee Yong-Ho/EyePress
Seoul, South Korea - Yoon Suk-yeol, presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, announces his campaign pledges on national security and foreign affairs at the party headquarters on January 24, 2022. in Seoul, South Korea. Yoon and Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party (DP) are running neck-and-neck ahead of the presidential election scheduled for March 9. (EYEPRESS/Lee Yong-ho)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Damaged cars are seen after the massive floods at Hulu Langat, the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 26, 2021. The death toll due to the flood disaster in the country has risen to forty-seven, five are still missing. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Bangkok, Thailand - Protesters burn effigies of judges from the Thai Constitutional Court during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 14, 2021, after the court ruled that speeches by protest leaders calling for royal reforms amounted to a bid to overthrow the country's monarchy. Thikamporn Tamtiang/EYEPRESS
Bhubaneswar, India - Local village voters are seen in the queue with the proper Covid-19 guidelines as they wait to cast their votes on the bi-election as one of a winning candidate had died before the assembly election term ends at Pipili election constituency of Puri district neighbored of the eastern Indian state Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar. Local volunteers help voters to cast their votes smoothly as these areas in today surrounded and keep alerts by the police forces after a little bit violence happened before the polling. EYEPRESS/Biswaranjan Rout
THAILAND TAXI GRAVEYARD COMES TO LIFE WITH CAR TOP FARM
September 16, 2021 By Thikamporn Tamtiang/EyePress
Bangkok, Thailand - A mass graveyard for flamboyantly coloured cabs in Bangkok, Thailand, comes to life with mini vegetable gardens and frog ponds set up on top of the taxi to help feed out-of-work drivers. The site is owned by Ratchapruk Taxi Garage, which has seen most of its drivers quit Bangkok for their home villages because fares have dried up following lockdown restrictions. Thailand imposed tough restrictions to deal with a deadly spike in Covid cases in recent months, including a night-time curfew. The eggplants, chillies, cucumbers, courgettes and basil grown on the cars -- along with the frogs -- will help feed the out-of-work drivers and employees. EYEPRESS/Thikamporn Tamtiang
BANGLADESH SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER 18-MONTH COVID SHUTDOWN
September 12, 2021 By Md Niamul Hossain Rifat/EYEPRESS
Barishal, Bangladesh - Students attend a class at the Rasulpur Government Primary School in Barishal, Bangladesh, on Sunday Sept 12, 2021. Schools all over Bangladesh are are open on Sunday Sept 12, 2021 after 18-month of closure due to the Covid19 situation in the country, one of the world's longest coronavirus shutdowns. The resumption came after UNICEF warned that prolonged school closures during the Covid-19 crisis were worsening inequities for millions of children across South Asia. EYEPRESS/Niamul Hossain Rifat
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Khieu Samphan, the last living member of former Cambodian leader Pol Pot's inner circle, attends an international tribunal hearing his appeal Wednesday Aug 18, 2021 in Cambodia. The 90-year-old defendant denied at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) located in Phnom Penh the complicity in the genocide committed under the brutal Khmer Rouge government, telling that he was being judged as a proxy for the entire radical communist regime. ECCC via EYEPRESS
BEIJING WINTER OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY
February 5, 2022 > China By IOC/EYEPRESS
Opening ceremony of the 24th Olympic Winter Games Beijing2022 at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Feb 4, 2022. Almost 3,000 athletes from 91 nations will compete to get their hands on one of 109 gold medals on offer across seven sports. Beijing is the first city to host both the summer and winter Games, 14 years after it hosted the 2008 summer Olympics. The ...
HONG KONG COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
January 22, 2022 > China By Alan Siu Mui Lun/EyePress
Heath workers perform Covid-19 tests for residents as a cluster of Omicron infections tore through a locked-down Kwai Chung public housing block in Hong Kong on Saturday Jan 22, 2022, with authorities reporting that almost 100 people have tested preliminary positive for Covid – up from around 20 the day before. Authorities had on Friday imposed a five-day lockdown at ...
HKFA SAPLING COUP FINAL
April 7, 2021 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Eastern Long Lions player and Happy Valley ( L ) player in action during the Sapling Cup Final in Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong, Wednesday April 07, 2021 ...
INDIA COVID CASES HIT 8-MONTH HIGH
January 19, 2022 > Asia By Biswaranjan Rout/EYEPRESS
Pedestrians and other commuters are seen on the road as they wear protective masks in the daily market area in between the Covid-19 coronavirus new variant cases in Bhubaneswar, India, on Wednesday Jan 19, 2022. India reported new coronavirus infections at an eight-month high on Wednesday and a government scientist warned it will take weeks before data on hospitalisat ...
RUSSIA BELARUS JOINT EXERCISE
February 4, 2022 > Europe By Belarus MOD/EYEPRESS
Russia and Belarus troops held joint combat training drills at Brestsky firing range in Belarus on Thursday February 3, 2022. NATO said Russia had stepped up deployments to Ukraine's northern neighbour Belarus in recent days and was expected to have 30,000 troops there for joint military exercises this month. The Russia-Belarus exercises, running until Feb. 20, have p ...
EUROPE COVID-19 VACCINATION
February 16, 2022 > Europe By Martin Bertrand/EYEPRESS
A file photo of a health workers prepare to vaccinate people at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in France. Martin Bertrand/EYEPRESS ...