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Powerful AP images to go on view at UAE photography festival

Damascus skies erupt with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)


Gripping AP photographs from major news events across the globe over the past year will be showcased next week in connection with the Xposure International Photography Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

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This image of a missle streaking across the sky in Damascus, Syria, on April 14, 2018, is part of the AP exhibition at City Walk Dubai. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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This photo of Miho Takagi of Japan competing at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on March 9, 2018, will be featured in connection with the Xposure International Photography Festival. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Featuring impactful photos of key moments, people and places, the exhibition will be on display at City Walk Dubai from Nov. 21 to 25. Entrance is free and open to the public.

Images on view include a missile streaking across the sky in Damascus, Syria, as the U.S. attacked parts of the capital; the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un; and the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia.

A selection of sports and entertainment photos will also be featured, such as highlights from the Pyeongchang Olympics and celebrity events including the British Academy Film Awards.

From the lighthearted to the momentous, the exhibition is intended to showcase world events that have shaped the last 12 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
The Associated Press

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