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360 Video

New technology is giving journalists dramatically new ways to tell stories. One of the most striking is virtual reality and 360 video. It immerses viewers in the middle of the action, breaking physical and economic barriers by enabling them to travel into different environments and explore new realities. The AP is excited to tell stories in this new format.


 
 

Step inside the Hamidiyeh market, or souk in Arabic, that was named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old city of Damascus in this 360 Video.


 

Join millions of people as they board trains and plan to go home and reunite with their relatives to celebrate the Lunar New Year with good food, prayers and family gatherings.


 

This 360 video takes you inside a North Korean factory, where officials allowed Associated Press reporters to tour and conduct interviews, offering a window into the North's centrally controlled economy.


 

Get a first-hand view of the rehearsals for the India's Republic Day, which marks the day its constitution came into effect in 1950. The day is celebrated with huge colorful parades that include lines of tanks, camel-mounted soldiers and colorful floats. Note: This video replaces a previously published version in order to correct a typo in the headline.


 

It's been 15 painful years, and the wreckage from the fallen World Trade Center has finally settled into something concrete: a pair of sunken pools and New York's tallest building. No small feat. But ground zero has turned into something so much more than a memorial.


 

On Maui, one of the main tourist attractions is a trek by bus up to the top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano, to catch the sunrise. These days, however, loads of tourists driving up on their own are crowding atop the mountain, so much so that the National Park Service is proposing new rules to cut down on their numbers.


 

Visit Cannon Ball, N.D., where a camp on federal land near the Dakota Access pipeline route became home to thousands of people protesting the four-state $3.8 billion pipeline designed to carry oil to a shipping point in Illinois.


 

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.


 

Kathmandu's Boudhanath stupa re-opened in November 2015 for the first time since it was damaged in Nepal's 2015 earthquake. The golden stupa, with huge eyes that look out across the city, was built in the 5th century and is one of the largest stupas in the world.


 

A look at the life of Thailand's elephants, who are struggling to survive in the face of dwindling habitats, a tourism industry in which they are used as entertainment, and threats from the ivory trade.


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