People dance in Cotacachi during the Inti Raymi feast in Cotacachi, Ecuador. Inti Raymi, which means the Sun festival in the Qetchua language, is a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the sun god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion.
A dress hangs from twisted metal as residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field, salvaging recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador
Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador. The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to at least 413, government officials reported on Monday
People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday
Volcanic activity at the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo, Ecuador, on Thursday. An increase in volcanic activtiy has been seen at the Tungurahua volcano in recent days
Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday
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Smoke billows from a forest fire in the hillsides around Quito
Volcano Cotopaxi seen from Alaquez, Ecuador. The volcano had a new eruption which spewed ash over the nearby towns
Cotopaxi volcano showing ash spewing from its crater. Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi sent an ash plume high into the sky on Friday, before spewing several smaller clouds and leaving surrounding towns with a light dusting of volcanic ash
A view of the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early on Tuesday. Ecuador’s president imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt
Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was issued by the volcanic activity of the Tungurahua
A protester from Ecuador holds up an oil-covered hand outside a court in New York ahead of Chevron Corp’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) trial on Tuesday. Chevron is attempting to convince a US judge that a group of Ecuadorean villagers and their US lawyer used bribery to win an $18bn judgment against Chevron from a court in Ecuador, in the latest chapter in a long-running fight over pollution in the Amazon jungle. The oil company is asking the federal court to prevent the villagers and their Harvard-educated lawyer, Steven Donziger, from using US courts to enforce the Ecuadorean judgment.
A view of the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo area, central Ecuador. The volcano is spewing incandescent rocks and generating explosions with an intensity which was defined as ‘moderate’ by the National Technical College’s Geophysical Institute. Authorities gave 3,000 masks to residents living in areas affected by ash.