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Give audiences access to world-changing moments, people and places. Use our collection of more than 51 million historical and contemporary images – the largest in the world – to help your audiences connect with the story. Get the photos you need, when you need them, delivered directly via API or through our photography platform, apimages.com.

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Editorial photos

Our photojournalists have a keen eye for news, earning 31 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards for photography. Count on us to bring your audience the whole picture, from breaking news to compelling collections and features.

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Sports photos

With photos of the world’s biggest sports events and games, we capture powerful images of the blood, sweat and tears of dedicated athletes.

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Entertainment photography

Our entertainment photographers are among the best and most experienced in the industry, enjoying long-lasting relationships that grant them premium access to cover events ranging from showbiz to custom shoots with stars.

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Photo archive

Bring history to life with photos from our extensive archive. With more than a century of photojournalism experience, we've captured some of history's most iconic images.

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Get top-quality rights-managed and royalty-free commercial photos. Our online platform provides a resource for advertisers, publishers and creative professionals looking for exceptional stock imagery.

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Graphics and interactives

Round out your story with visualizations from our library of ready-to-use graphics, including 3-D animations, diagrams, charts and more from our partner, Graphiq.

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2017 World Press Photo of the Year

A powerful image of the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has earned AP’s Burhan Ozbilici the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year award, as well as first prize in the Spot News—Stories category.

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