Award-winning photographer Mark Henley was at the heart of the action in Montreux for the first day of the Syrian peace talks - the most serious global effort yet to end the near three-year conflict which has killed over 100,000 people.
The talks, dubbed Geneva II, aim to agree on a roadmap for Syria based on one adopted by the United States, Russia and other major powers in June 2012, including the creation of a transitional government that would lead to holding elections.
After Montreux delegations moved to the United Nations Palais des Nations complex in Geneva. Some 500 delegates from 30 countries, including 20 ministers as well as 500+ journalists, attended. (Images: Mark Henley, Panos Pictures)