Here's a photo of Kesennuma, a city in Japan, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami struck in March.Here's a photo of the same city, taken today:Two months have elapsed since the earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan.
The news of Osama bin Laden's killing was met with cautious excitement by many men from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines in Helmand River Valley — allegedly one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan.The event is a "notch in the belt," one Marine told NPR photographer David Gilkey
On walls and sidewalks throughout eastern Libya you'll see slogans and posters against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi ("Gadhafi is a Vampire, "People want the head of Gadhafi," "We are freedom addicts — not drugs").
Japan is still reeling from the 9.0- magnitude earthquake and tsunami — and series of aftershocks — that have left the country in disrepair. According to the AP, thousands are missing or dead, entire cities lie in ruin and the fear of radiation still looms.
"How do you make a picture of something that's basically nonexistent?" NPR photographer David Gilkey mused aloud on the phone yesterday. In Japan it was about 11:30 pm, and he had just spent the day trying to capture the devastation in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture — or what remains of it.
The view from my window yesterday would have made an awesome time-lapse video. I watched trucks pull into a boring, empty parking lot. I didn't think twice when they started covering the lot with carpet.