In news media, photos have the power to capture the zeitgeist, to communicate the emotional energy of a story.
Each month we take a look at some of the most impactful images from AAP.
In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand’s prime minister says the “primary perpetrator” in the killing of at least 49 people in two Christchurch mosques was living in Dunedin, a seaside city south of Christchurch. (New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP)
Commissioner Kenneth Hayne and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (right) are seen with the final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, February 1, 2019. (AAP Image/Fairfax Media Pool, Kym Smith)
Julia Goerges of Germany in action against Danielle Collins of the United States during day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Monday, January 14, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
A protestor waves the French tricolor flag during anti-government demonstrations in Paris, France, December 08, 2018. The withdrawal of French President Emmanuel Macron from implementing the Polluting Fuels tax, had very little to no effect on calming the tense situation in France as mass violent demonstrations continue to take place through several flashpoints across the country. In the French capital, members of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement along side high school students (protesting the education reform) and other citizens took to the streets.
Customers drink coffee inside Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar as it re-opens to the public in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett)