Nearly 70% of Sweden is forested but many environmentalists and indigenous Sami reindeer herders argue that the Swedish model of clearing old-growth forests and planting monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. Photographer Marcus Westberg has captured the forestry industry’s impact on the landscape in the north of the country
On cars, restaurant walls and buildings reduced to rubble, Bashar al-Assad’s face is plastered across the country, a decade after he crushed the first protests against his rule. By photographer Rami al-Bustan
A locust invasion, a unisex karate school, a final resting place for pets and a barbecue on the moon … these are just some of the professional category winners in the Sony awards, all looking for new perspectives in troubled times
Three days after La Soufrière volcano began to erupt on St Vincent, the eastern Caribbean island remains under a shower of ash and subject to water restrictions as authorities grow concerned for the safety of those who did not evacuate.
Non-essential shops and hairdressers reopened, cafes and restaurants recommenced serving outside and pub beer gardens were open into the night as part of the government’s gradual easing of Covid restrictions