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Bangkok, Thailand
Asia-Pacific Regional Photo Editor — Associated Press
Covers:  white house, politics, breaking news, capitol hill, financial summits, international diplomacy, presidential campaigns, international news

White House, politics, general news. Washington DC via Jakarta, Bangkok, NYC. Musician, Dad.

Charles Dharapak's Biography

Charles Dharapak was born in New York City and received degrees in print journalism and economics at New York University. He joined the Associated Press in 1995 as a staff photographer based in Southeast Asia. While in Bangkok he covered the Cambodian civil war and the pro-democracy movement in Burma. He later became AP’s chief photographer and photo editor in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he covered the unrest in the ...

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Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was freelancing for a neighborhood newspaper in TriBeCa, New York. I got paid $25 for a photograph of a veterinarian.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! Typing class was compulsory in 7th grade. Thank you New York City Public Schools system!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

The photojournalist as played by Dennis Hopper in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.

‘Show more trust,’ China chides U.S. over hacking accusations — BEIJING-China said Friday that any allegations that it was involved in breaking into U.S. government computers are irresponsible. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing that Beijing hopes the U.S. would be "less suspicious and stop making any unverified allegations, but show more trust and participate more in co-operation."

The Elizabeth Warren Die-Hards Who Just Won't Let Go of a 2016 Dream — Forgive the skepticism, but how can that be? Warren hasn't budged in her longstanding disavowals of interest, no matter how deeply they are parsed for the possibility of a hedge.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, Former I.O.C. President, Dies at 89 — Juan Antonio Samaranch, a dominant figure in the modern Olympic movement who over 21 years guided the Games from a period of boycotts and near bankruptcy to an era of unprecedented success and damaging scandal, died on Wednesday in his home city, Barcelona, Spain. He was 89.

U.S. doubts over Netanyahu may spur ‘other steps’ to peace agreement — JERUSALEM-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu is prime minister, the question arises "what other steps can be taken to continue in the right direction of attaining two states for two peoples."

Rev. Willie Barrow, front-line civil rights fighter, dies - The Monitor: Us News — Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her lung and died early Thursday, said fellow activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger. "She's one of those icons in the movement we've been able to hold onto for a long time, to learn from, to be loved by, to be challenged by," Pfleger said.

Former Guantanamo detainee working as Islamic State recruiter killed by U.S. drone strike — WASHINGTON - During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan.

5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay? — By Nedra PicklerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out.

Obama to propose tax increase on wealthiest Americans — WASHINGTON-U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

Is Elizabeth Warren running for president? Don't believe her denials. — Elizabeth Warren today told Fortune magazine that she won't run for president. If Warren stands by that decision, she'll do a tremendous disservice to her principles and her party. Warren is the only person standing between the Democrats and an uncontested Hillary Clinton nomination. She has already made clear what she thinks of the Clintons.

House Ethics Committee clears Petri on conflict issue — Washington, D.C. - On the eve of his retirement from Congress, the House Ethics Committee has closed its inquiry into Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri of Fond du Lac, finding that Petri's conduct in a potential conflict-of-interest case did not merit sanction.
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Jun 21, 2015

RT @AP: PHOTO: People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in Charleston:

Jun 09, 2015

The world as seen by Associated Press photojournalists, May 2015 edition via @AP_Images

Jun 08, 2015

Nick Ut - 'Napalm girl' photographer - returns with iPhone, Instagram by @anthonyted

Jun 07, 2015

Nick Ut hosts @AP_Images Instagram account as he returns to site of iconic "Napalm Girl" Vietnam photo

May 25, 2015

RT @anthonyted: Worth a look: These emotional images of Bangladeshi and #Rohingya migrants phoning home, by @AP’s Binsar Bakkara.

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