San Diego's real-life superhero squad in pictures

By Mie Blake

With names like Light Fist, Midnight Highwayman and Fallen Boy, the Xtreme Justice League is a team of volunteers who have patrolled the streets of San Diego since 2006 dressed as superheroes. Reuters photographer Mike Blake has been following them as they patrol street fairs, break up fights and help people with directions. Anyone with a costume and their own transportation can join up

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Bronx Boys: life in a tough neighbourhood in pictures

By Guardian Staff

Photographer Stephen Shames followed the lives of a group of young men over two decades for Bronx Boys, capturing their brutality and humanity as they smoke, rob, kiss and sleep

The Bronx has a terrible beauty, stark and harsh, like the desert. At first glance you imagine nothing can survive. Then you notice life going on all around Stephen Shames

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