Images of 2018: AP photographers capture a world in motion

Author: Associated Press
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Parents wait for news of their loved ones after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
FILE: Parents wait for news of their loved ones after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach/FILE)

A human tide of would-be Americans, rolling toward the border. American rockets streaking across the darkness over Damascus. Students fleeing a gunman at a Florida high school, their hands raised in the air.

Associated Press photographers were there to record a world in constant motion in 2018. Some of it was huge, and destructive _ lava pouring from a Filipino volcano, the leveling of Indonesian neighborhoods by an earthquake, the wildfires that raced across California. Some of it was human scaled, but no less epic _ disgraced comedian Bill Cosby being led in handcuffs from a Pennsylvania court house; an angry crowd carrying a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza.

But the AP was also there when the world stopped, at least for a moment. President Donald Trump’s hands grasp instructions on what to say to participants at a meeting on school shootings (“I hear you”). Dressed entirely in red, the Queen of Soul rests in her coffin. And girls weep in the aftermath of the rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead and countless hearts broken.

Young men climb over a fence in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, as thousands of Central American migrants rush across the border towards Mexico on Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Young men climb over a fence in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, as thousands of Central American migrants rush across the border towards Mexico on Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo - Khalil Hamra)
Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo – Khalil Hamra)
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo - Noah Berger)
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo – Noah Berger)
Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Feb. 5, 2018. (Cory Morse The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Feb. 5, 2018. (Cory Morse The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
 Harvey Weinstein, center, enters State Supreme Court in New York on Oct. 11, 2018. A year earlier, Weinstein was a catalyst in launching the #MeToo movement, which took off in October 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan).
Harvey Weinstein, center, enters State Supreme Court in New York on Oct. 11, 2018. A year earlier, Weinstein was a catalyst in launching the #MeToo movement, which took off in October 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan).
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo - Ross D. Franklin)
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo – Ross D. Franklin)

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