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AP to showcase images of daily life worldwide at Tokyo gallery

LONDON — An exhibit of Associated Press news photography depicting daily life around the world will be showcased at the Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery in Tokyo beginning Jan. 2, 2014.

Runners make their way through Estafeta street with "Miura" fighting bulls as people watch them from their balconies during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Presented in association with Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. and ALFO Co. Ltd., the exhibit comprises 56 striking news images from 31 countries. The images illustrate a wide variety of subjects and situations including culture, fashion, cuisine, animals, children and festivals.  The pictures will be displayed with background comments from the photographers who captured them for added depth and context. 
 
The exhibit will give visitors a unique view of everyday life around the globe, and in turn it will contribute to broadening Japan’s international perspective in the buildup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
 
AP has a strong tradition of excellence in photojournalism. Throughout its history, AP has won numerous awards, including 31 Pulitzer Prizes for photography, most recently in 2013 for coverage of the civil war in Syria
 
The gallery is located in Marunouchi, one of Tokyo’s central business and entertainment hubs and is directly linked to Tokyo station. The exhibit will be open to the public through April 22, 2014. Admission is free.


About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web: www.ap.org.

About Mitsubishi Estate

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. is a leading global real estate developer of Japan, committed to urban development in various areas including office buildings, commercial properties, condominiums, and single-unit homes, hotels. Further details can be found on the website: http://www.mec.co.jp/index_e.html

About AFLO

AFLO is Japan's leading photo agency handling over 10 million photos and videos. AFLO is the agent representing AP Photos in Japan.  On the Web: www.aflo.com

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