Nimrud's Riches: The Islamic State's efforts to erase history
More than two years after Islamic State extremists released a shocking video that showed how they had destroyed parts of Nimrud, the 13th century B.C. Assyrian capital, Iraqi forces entered the ancient site. Witness the extent of the damage to the site first-hand, as 3-D recreations of key historical artifacts rise from the rubble.
This project was a collaboration with AP staff in New York, London and Erbil.
Mosul Frontline Headquarters
Step inside the Iraqi special forces' front line headquarters as they call in air strikes on Islamic State militant positions from an undisclosed location in Mosul.
Egypt Garbage City
Perched in Cairo's Moqattam hills, the inhabitants of Manshiyat Nasser, mostly Coptic Christians, have served as a workaround for the capital’s lack of formal trash collection for the past 70 years. They collect the garbage of Cairo’s residents in a door-to-door service for a small fee and then transport it via donkey carts or pick-up trucks to their homes in Manshiyat Nasser. The garbage is sorted for recyclable material and pigs or goats eat all organic waste.