World in Review is a collection of five photo galleries curated by Associated Press photo editors from each region of the world: Asia, Europe and Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States.This month’s selection from the Middle East includes images of Shiite militiamen preparing to attack Islamic State extremists in Tikrit, Pakistani Christians mourning deaths in their community after a suicide bombing, and Israeli high-school seniors training for military combat fitness.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, a Gentoo penguin in Antarctica feeds its baby, a woman rests in a mud covered street after heavy flooding in Chile, and a Charro in Mexico City practices his lasso skills during a charreada.
In the U.S., rime ice covers rocks on the summit of Mount Washington, crowds of people move in a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," and the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place in Alaska.
In Asia, Indians celebrate Holi the Hindu festival of colors, a Turkish Airlines jet skids off a slippery runway in Nepal, and mourners pay tribute to Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew, who is credited with transforming the country into a wealthy finance and trade hub.
In Europe and Africa, Blockupy activists protest government austerity and capitalism in Germany, Nigerian's face long delays to cast their vote in the most tightly contested election in its history, and people gather to observe a solar eclipse that won’t happen again for another decade.
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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.