Garbage continues to pile up in Lebanon’s capital. The crisis began in July when the closure of a landfill caused rubbish to pile up on Beirut’s roadsides, in parking lots and river beds.
Pigeons, to some, are nothing more than rats with wings. However, homing pigeons are another story; Queen Elizabeth II keeps pigeons at the Sandringham Estate in the Norfolk countryside. At the three-day ‘British Homing World Show of the Year,’ homing pigeon fanciers from across Europe gather to find the Supreme Show Champion with judges casting their eyes over hundreds of birds on display. The Royal Pigeon Racing Association organises the event at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England.
Rural miners try their luck in the abandoned mines in Areinha, Brazil, left over by multinational mining corporations that pulled out in recent years.
Lacking any kind of infrastructure, the workers struggle to survive with unstable incomes and basic tools.
In villages nestled amid the jagged mountains where captured Mexican kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was born, the drug trade that dominates the local economy is already breeding the next generation of smugglers and gunslingers. Guzman, recaptured Friday after a second escape from prison nearly six months ago, started life in the village of La Tuna high in the sierra of Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa. Marijuana and the poppies used for opium have been grown here for decades, fueling the rise of successive dynasties of famous drug lords.
In these 2014 photos, Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril took a look inside some of the tunnels of drug kingpin Chapo, who was captured in Sinaloa Friday after a gun battle.