Reuters pictures of the decade

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LONDON (Reuters) – From Haiti’s devastating earthquake to conflict in Syria, Reuters photographers have coated the largest information tales of the decade, capturing photographs of armed battle, pure disasters, the plight of migrants and the drama of sport.

An injured baby receives medical remedy after a 7.zero magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 13, 2010. Picture taken January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Below is a range of some of the greatest Reuters pictures taken between 2010 and 2019, accompanied by the photographers’ feedback.

– An injured baby receives medical remedy after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010 (Eduardo Munoz)

More than 200,000 folks had been killed when a 7.zero magnitude earthquake devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation on Jan. 12, 2010. As responders handled the aftermath, Munoz discovered a younger lady being handled for a head wound.

“It was hard as she was so young but the injury wasn’t really bad … She was obviously scared,” Munoz mentioned. “I tried to find her afterwards but it was impossible.”

– Britain’s Prince William and his spouse Catherine kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, watched by bridesmaids Grace van Cutsem (L) and Margarita Armstrong-Jones and pageboy Tom Pettifer, after their wedding ceremony in London April 29, 2011 (Dylan Martinez)

Surrounded by royal well-wishers, Martinez took the image from the Queen Victoria Memorial in entrance the palace. As the couple kissed to loud cheers, frowning bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem coated her ears, making the image much more memorable.

“When I took that picture I didn’t really notice that girl holding her ears. What I noticed was that I had this really beautiful black background,” Martinez mentioned. “They kissed again but … it didn’t have the girl, who made that picture.”

– Syrian rebels dodge particles after the wall which they had been taking cowl behind is hit by a shell fired from a authorities managed checkpoint throughout combating in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus on Jan. 30, 2013 (Goran Tomasevic)

Tomasevic gained first prize in the 2014 World Press Photo spot information tales class with pictures of insurgent fighters in Syria getting ready for an assault on a navy put up.

A insurgent commander was shot by a sniper and carried away. Upon returning to the put up, insurgent fighters got here underneath fireplace: “I followed that fight for a long time,” Tomasevic mentioned. “The wall exploded with debris everywhere.”

– A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks by means of a rainstorm in direction of Greece’s border with Macedonia, close to the Greek village of Idomeni, Sept. 10, 2015 (Yannis Behrakis)

Behrakis led a crew documenting Middle Eastern migrants arriving in Europe in 2015, capturing photographs of households on boats or their first steps on overseas land. The pictures noticed Reuters collectively win the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking information pictures with The New York Times.

“We showed the world what was going on, and the world cared. It showed that humanity is still alive,” Behrakis, who died in March, mentioned at the time. “We made for these unfortunate people’s voice to be heard.”

– Usain Bolt of Jamaica seems to be at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete throughout the males’s 100m semi-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Aug. 14, 2016 (Kai Pfaffenbach)

“The semi-finals is a warm up also for photographers,” mentioned Pfaffenbach, whose shot gained third prize for the sports activities singles class at the 2017 World Press Photo awards.

“I was free to play around and I thought I would try a motion blur … I saw him running … The moment he turned his head I thought the picture was ruined as it would be too shaky but it just happened … and overnight it became ‘the’ picture.”

– A protester holds a nationwide flag whereas standing in entrance of a fireplace at the entrance of a constructing housing the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice and a financial institution department throughout a rally in opposition to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, June 12, 2017 (Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

“As soon as I arrived, I saw that it was quite intense … A fire started at the building entrance and a demonstrator, his face covered, ran and waved the national flag like a symbol of victory. Protesters celebrated but a few minutes later, riot police arrived and dispersed them very quickly,” Garcia Rawlins mentioned.

– An exhausted Rohingya refugee lady touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat by means of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Sept. 11, 2017 (Danish Siddiqui)

“Photographs really helped highlight the plight (of Rohingya refugees),” mentioned Siddiqui, whose picture was half of a bundle which gained Reuters the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography.

“As a photojournalist you need to capture everything in one frame … In that picture you can see the plume of smoke, the boat, the refugees … All the elements were there to tell the story.”

– A migrant household, half of a caravan of hundreds travelling from Central America en path to the United States, run away from tear fuel in entrance of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, Nov. 25, 2018 (Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Part of a Reuters picture sequence of Central American migrants at the U.S. border which gained the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for breaking information pictures, the picture reveals Honduran mom Maria Meza grabbing her daughters and fleeing a fuming tear fuel canister launched by U.S. authorities.

“It was very hectic at the time and it was only afterwards on my laptop I saw … the girls were in diapers,” Kim mentioned.

“The mother was wearing a T-shirt with characters from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ film. That was one of my daughter’s favourite films when she was younger.”

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Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Mike Collett-White

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