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The Wider Image: In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

Documenting climate change - with a drone

When Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson headed to Greenland in June, he traveled with a heavy, oversized rolling bag containing a crucial piece of equipment to document climate change.

A swarm of bees land on a hot dog cart in Times Square in New York

When a live event creates a buzz

A massive swarm of bees gathered on a hot dog cart umbrella in New York City's Times Square on Monday. Before long it became a social media sensation thanks to live footage from Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: France's Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning...

A World Cup win - in logistics and safety

When France beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow, it marked a second triumph for the French, and the culmination of more than 18 months of planning by Reuters to cover the world's biggest sporting match.

Reuters reporter Philip Pullella gives a cake to Pope Francis during his...

Cake and conversation with the pope

Philip Pullella brought three digital recorders and a cake made with leftover bread to his exclusive two-hour interview with Pope Francis in the pontiff's private residence on June 17.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan ride a horse-drawn...

Backstory: A very modern royal wedding

LONDON - At Reuters, planning for the marriage of Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle last Saturday in Windsor, England, began back in November when the royal engagement was announced.

A statue of news agency founder Paul Julius Reuter is seen in the financial...

Helping people see the real story

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses an event with Filipino...

Revealing Duterte's war with data, cameras and shoe leather

I met her with Reuters colleague Manny Mogato in May 2016 in a slum in Davao City, just after its long-time mayor, Rodrigo Duterte - also known as "The Punisher" - was elected president of the Philippines. Four of Alia's sons were killed in Davao in a brutal anti-drug campaign that Duterte had vowed to take nationwide.

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen...

Backstory: Putting a spotlight on Facebook

Reuters covers dozens of high-profile Congressional hearings each year, but few draw the intensity and urgency of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Capitol Hill this week.

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