Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Jul 18, 2018 | 11:10am EDT

Nicaraguan police storm anti-government stronghold

Pro-government supporters sit in a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua, July 17. Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of anti-government protesters in a clash that lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against youths wielding home-made mortars, and leaving the Monimbo suburb of Masaya city strewn with broken glass and shell casings.

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Pro-government supporters sit in a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua, July 17. Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of...more

Pro-government supporters sit in a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua, July 17. Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of anti-government protesters in a clash that lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against youths wielding home-made mortars, and leaving the Monimbo suburb of Masaya city strewn with broken glass and shell casings. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
1 / 20
Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. 


REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
2 / 20
A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
3 / 20
A pro-government supporter carries a paving stone after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter carries a paving stone after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter carries a paving stone after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
4 / 20
A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A pro-government supporter stands near a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
5 / 20
A tractor destroys a barricade after riot police clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A tractor destroys a barricade after riot police clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A tractor destroys a barricade after riot police clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
6 / 20
Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces patrol the streets after clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 17. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
7 / 20
A demonstrator throws a homemade device during the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo,  July 16.

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator throws a homemade device during the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator throws a homemade device during the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
8 / 20
Relatives and friends take part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Relatives and friends take part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Relatives and friends take part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
9 / 20
Demonstrators carry the casket of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Demonstrators carry the casket of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Demonstrators carry the casket of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
10 / 20
A demonstrator poses for a photo, as he takes part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16.

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator poses for a photo, as he takes part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator poses for a photo, as he takes part in the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, July 16. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
11 / 20
Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces are seen next to a church during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces are seen next to a church during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces are seen next to a church during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
12 / 20
A member of Nicaragua's Special Forces stands guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A member of Nicaragua's Special Forces stands guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A member of Nicaragua's Special Forces stands guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
13 / 20
A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
14 / 20
A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A riot police officer runs during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
15 / 20
Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces run during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces run during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Members of Nicaragua's Special Forces run during clashes with anti-government protesters in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 13. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
16 / 20
A man carries a homemade bomb in front of a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11.

 REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A man carries a homemade bomb in front of a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A man carries a homemade bomb in front of a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
17 / 20
A demonstrator poses for a photo next to a graffiti that reads 'Monimbo volcano of dignity' in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator poses for a photo next to a graffiti that reads 'Monimbo volcano of dignity' in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator poses for a photo next to a graffiti that reads 'Monimbo volcano of dignity' in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
18 / 20
A mannequin is seen behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. 

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A mannequin is seen behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A mannequin is seen behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 11. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
19 / 20
A demonstrator stands behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 6. 


REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator stands behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 6. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A demonstrator stands behind a barricade in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, July 6. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Thai cave boys leave hospital

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave hold a news conference.

Jul 18 2018

Tropical storm floods Manila streets

Tropical Storm Henry causes flooding in the Manila.

Jul 18 2018

Venezuelans find alternatives to public transit

Public buses have gradually disappeared in much of Venezuela due to scarce or prohibitively expensive tires, motor oil, batteries and spare parts.

Jul 18 2018

Israel warns Syrians away as Assad closes in

The Syrian army and its allies take control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as it pushes forward with an offensive to seize...

Jul 17 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

Pictures of the year 2018

Pictures of the year 2018

Our top news photography from the past year.

Pictures of the year: Environment

Pictures of the year: Environment

Our top environment photos from the past year.

Jewish cemetery desecrated with swastikas in France

Jewish cemetery desecrated with swastikas in France

A Jewish cemetery in Herrlisheim, France had 37 tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims defaced with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti.

Protests against Hungary's new labor and judiciary laws

Protests against Hungary's new labor and judiciary laws

Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against new legislation governing labor regulations and which would exempt government from independent control by the courts.

Music for elephants

Music for elephants

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Smuggled animals

Smuggled animals

From a king cobra in a chip container to cockatoos in water bottles and fish under a dress, some of the exotic animals that are illegally trafficked around the world.

Inside Congo's Ebola zone

Inside Congo's Ebola zone

The current outbreak in Congo is now the second biggest in history and has so far infected at least 450 people and killed at least 270 of them, according to WHO and Congo health officials.

Pictures of the year: Religion

Pictures of the year: Religion

Our top religion photos from the past year.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast