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International photo festival to showcase AP images from around the world

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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The Associated Press announced today it will feature a selection of evocative photos that capture many of the most poignant moments in global news over the past 12 months in connection with the Xposure International Photography Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

The exhibition called “Moments” will be on display at City Walk Dubai from Nov. 22 to 25. Entrance is free and open to the public.

The collection has been carefully curated to include compelling images from some of the most significant global news events in the past year.

Highlights include the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Turkey — the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year — as well as the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar and the violent crackdown by Spanish police on voters in Catalonia’s independence referendum.

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini heads the ball during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United in Skopje, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

A selection of entertainment and sports images will also be featured, such as sprinter Usain Bolt’s stunning injury at the world championships in London and a viral photo of Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini heading a ball during the UEFA Super Cup.   

From the lighthearted and spectacular to the emotional and momentous, the exhibition is intended to showcase world events that have shaped the last twelve months.

The Xposure International Photography Festival is an initiative of Sharjah Media Centre and will take place at Expo Centre Sharjah. AP is one of the event’s strategic partners.


Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
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