As the excitement of the World Cup unfolds across Brazil, AP journalists are covering the action in text, video and photos for an array of customers around the world.
“The AP journalists and technicians on the ground have been unflagging in their mission to tell the whole story of this tournament,” said AP Vice President and Managing Editor Lou Ferrara. “Beyond our vibrant coverage of every match, they’ve been providing crucial context and unique perspectives on the political and cultural aspects of this global event.”
From street protests to rain-soaked press conferences to the stadium sidelines, here are a few highlights of the AP team at work on the Brazil beat.
Buenos Aires-based AP photographer Natacha Pisarenko focuses on Brazil’s Neymar during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
AP sports writers Ronald Blum (New York), left, and Brett Martel (New Orleans) walk through the rain for press conference day in Recife, Brazil, on Wednesday, June 25, ahead of the US-Germany match. (Photo by Janie McCauley)
Peru-based AP photographer Rodrigo Abd, places his gas mask on as violence resumes after he suffered injuries during an Anti-World Cup protest on the opening day of the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Texas-based AP sports writer Jim Vertuno poses before the Mexico-Cameroon match at the World Cup in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Carlos Rodriguez)
London-based photographer Matt Dunham shoots pictures on the Copacabana beach at sunrise. (Photo by Rob Harris)
From left, AP sports writers Rob Harris (London), Janie McCauley (San Francisco), Aron Heller (Jerusalem) and Eric Nunez (New York). (Photo by Ronald Blum)
Rome-based AP sports writer Andrew Dampf covering the Italy World Cup training in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jim Vertuno)
From left, AP staff Hassan Ammar (Cairo), Petr David Josek (Prague), Bruce Hanselman (Atlanta) and Ricardo Mazalan (Bogota) pose for a photo outside of a Hotel where the team of Uraguay and Luis Suarez stays in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Frankfurt-based AP photographer Martin Meissner, third from left, covers the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iran as Argentina’s Pablo Zabaleta, right, stands with the ball on the sideline at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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