Prize World Press Photo of the Year

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  • Creo que nunca el video reemplazará a la instantanea, una sola imagen, puede albergar toda una historia.
    Te dire en voz baja, que mis botas estan ya pidiendo un cambio, cosa que me cuesta hacerlo y le brindaré hacer otro tramo del Camino que llevo desde Francia. Felicidades por poner en un sitio muy alto, a estos fotografos que se juegan la vida en algunas. Saludos
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  • Very, very interesting and nice... Thanks and congratulations.
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  • @Nikos, muchas gracias. Un abrazo.
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  • Very nice and interesting work!!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations dear Olga. Best greetings from Greece. I wish you a wonderful weekend. Nikos
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  • @Sally, muchas gracias. Un abrazo muy grande.
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Prize World Press Photo of the Year

  1. 1. Prize World Press Photo of the Year
  2. 2. Year 1955Photographer Mogens von HavenNationality DenmarkOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 28-08-1955Country DenmarkPlace RandersCaptionA competitor tumbles off his motorcycleduring the Motorcross World Championshipat the Volk Mølle race course.
  3. 3. Year 1956Photographer Helmuth PirathNationality West GermanyOrganization / PublicationKeystone PressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate1956Country West GermanyPlaceCaptionA German World War II prisoner, releasedby the Soviet Union, is reunited with hisdaughter. The child had not seen her fathersince she was one-year-old.
  4. 4. Year 1957Photographer Douglas MartinNationality USAOrganization / Publication The Associated PressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 04-09-1957Country USAPlace Charlotte, North CarolinaCaptionDorothy Counts, one of the first black students to enter the newlydesegregated Harry Harding High School is mocked by whites onher first day of school. People threw rocks and screamed at her "Goback where you came from". Walking beside her is Dr. EdwinTompkins, a friend of the family and a professor at the black collegeJohnson C. Smith University. After a string of abuses, Dorothysfamily withdrew her from the school after only four days. Across theUnited States this week children had been enrolling for the newschool year. In the south tension was particularly high for districtstrying to comply with the Supreme Courts ruling that states shouldintegrate their schools "with deliberate speed".
  5. 5. Year 1958Photographer Stanislav TerebaNationality Czech RepublicOrganization / Publication Vecernik PrahaCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-09-1958Country CzechoslovakiaPlace PragueCaptionNational Football Championships betweenPrague and Bratislava.
  6. 6. Year 1960Photographer Yasushi NagaoNationality JapanOrganization / Publication MainichiShimbunCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 12-10-1960Country JapanPlace TokyoCaptionA right-wing student assassinates InejiroAsanuma, Socialist Party Chairman, duringhis speech at the Hibiya Hall.
  7. 7. Year 1962Photographer Héctor Rondón LoveraNationality VenezuelaOrganization / Publication La RepúblicaCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 04-06-1962Country VenezuelaPlace Puerto CabelloCaptionPriest Luis Padillo offers last rites to aloyalist soldier who is mortally wounded bya sniper during military rebellion againstPresident Bétancourt at Puerto Cabellonaval base.
  8. 8. Year 1963Photographer Malcolm W. BrowneNationality USAOrganization / Publication The AssociatedPressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 10-06-1963Country VietnamPlace SaigonCaptionBuddhist monk Thich Quang Duc setshimself ablaze in protest against thepersecution of Buddhists by the SouthVietnamese government.
  9. 9. Year 1964Photographer Don McCullinNationality United KingdomOrganization / Publication The Observer /Quick / LifeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-04-1964Country CyprusPlace GhaziveramCaptionA Turkish woman mourns her deadhusband, a victim of the Greek-Turkish civilwar.
  10. 10. Year 1965Photographer Kyoichi SawadaNationality JapanOrganization / Publication United PressInternationalCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-09-1965Country VietnamPlace Loc Thuong, Binh DinhCaptionA mother and her children wade across ariver to escape US bombing. The US AirForce had evacuated their village becauseit was suspected of being used as a basecamp by the Vietcong.
  11. 11. Year 1966Photographer Kyoichi SawadaNationality JapanOrganization / Publication United PressInternationalCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 24-02-1966Country VietnamPlace Tan BinhCaptionThe body of a Vietcong soldier is draggedbehind an American armored vehicle enroute to a burial site after fierce fighting.
  12. 12. Year 1967Photographer Co RentmeesterNationality Netherlands, TheOrganization / Publication LifeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-05-1967Country VietnamPlaceCaptionThe commander of an M48 tankgunner ofthe US 7th regiment in Vietnams IronTriangle.
  13. 13. Year 1968Photographer Eddie AdamsNationality USAOrganization / Publication The AssociatedPressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 01-02-1968Country VietnamPlace SaigonCaptionSouth Vietnam national police chiefNguyen Ngoc Loan executes a suspectedViet Cong member.
  14. 14. Year 1969Photographer Hanns-Jörg AndersNationality GermanyOrganization / Publication SternCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-05-1969Country United KingdomPlace Derry, Northern IrelandCaptionA young Catholic wears a gasmask duringclashes with British troops. People hadbeen fleeing from teargas after a night ofstreet fighting.
  15. 15. Year 1971Photographer Wolfgang Peter GellerNationality GermanyOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 29-12-1971Country West GermanyPlace BaltersweilerCaptionDuring negotiations on the safe-conduct ofa group of criminals on the run, policesuperintendent Gross suddenly shootsdown gang leader Kurt Vicenik. The gang,who had disappeared after a bank-robberyin Cologne, re-emerged near Saarbrücken,carrying a hostage with them. A chasefollowed and the police and the robbersmet at Baltersweiler. The two other menwere captured in a wild fight. The menrunning away from the bullets arepolicemen.
  16. 16. Year 1972Photographer Nick UtNationality USAOrganization / Publication The AssociatedPressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 08-06-1972Country VietnamPlace Trang BangCaptionPhan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees withother children after South Vietnameseplanes mistakenly dropped napalm onSouth Vietnamese troops and civilians.
  17. 17. Year 1973Photographer Orlando LagosNationality ChileOrganization / Publication The New YorkTimesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 11-09-1973Country ChilePlace SantiagoCaptionDemocratically elected President SalvadorAllende moments away from death duringmilitary coup at Moneda presidentialpalace.
  18. 18. Year 1974Photographer Ovie CarterNationality USAOrganization / Publication ChicagoTribuneCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-07-1974Country NigerPlace KaoCaptionThe Faces of Hunger. A mother comfortsher child, both victims of drought.
  19. 19. Year 1975Photographer Stanley FormanNationality USAOrganization / Publication Boston HeraldCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 22-07-1975Country USAPlace BostonCaptionA mother and her daughter are hurled off acollapsing fire-escape in an apartmenthouse fire. Together with a fire-fighter, theywaited for the rescue ladder to reach them.As the fire-fighter climbed onto the ladder,the fire-escape collapsed under their feetand they fell to the ground five floorsbelow. The woman was killed but the childsurvived, her fall cushioned by thewomans body.
  20. 20. Year 1976Photographer Françoise DemulderNationality FranceOrganization / Publication GammaCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-01-1976Country LebanonPlace BeirutCaptionPalestinian refugees in district LaQuarantaine.
  21. 21. Year 1977Photographer Leslie HammondNationality South AfricaOrganization / Publication The ArgusCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-08-1977Country South AfricaPlaceCaptionPolice throw tear-gas at a group ofchanting residents of the Modderdamsquatter camp protesting against thedemolition of their homes outside CapeTown.
  22. 22. Year 1978Photographer Sadayuki MikamiNationality JapanOrganization / Publication The AssociatedPressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-03-1978Country JapanPlace NaritaCaptionA demonstrator is engulfed in flames of themolotov cocktail he was about to throw atthe police during protests against theconstruction of the New Tokyo InternationalAirport. The original Narita Airport plan wasunveiled in 1966. To acquire the initial land,the government had to evict protestinglandowners. Violent clashes between theopponents and authorities resulted in 13deaths, including five police officers. Thenew airport opened in May 1978.
  23. 23. Year 1979Photographer David BurnettNationality USAOrganization / Publication Contact PressImagesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-11-1979Country ThailandPlace Sa Keo provinceCaptionA Cambodian woman cradles her childwhile waiting for food to be distributed at arefugee camp.
  24. 24. Year 1980Photograph Mike WellsNationality United KingdomOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-04-1980Country UgandaPlace Karamoja districtCaptionA starving boy and a missionary.
  25. 25. Year 1981Photographer Manuel Pérez BarriopedroNationality SpainOrganization / Publication Agencia EFECategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 23-02-1981Country SpainPlace MadridCaptionLt. Col. Antonio Tejero Molina orderseveryone to remain seated and be quietafter armed Guardia Civil soldiers stormedthe Assembly Hall of the SpanishParliament. Three hundred deputies andcabinet members were in session to voteupon the succession of premier Suarez.They were released next morning afterhaving been held hostage for almost 18hours; the coup was a failure.
  26. 26. Year 1982Photographer Robin MoyerNationality USAOrganization / Publication Black Star forTimeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 18-09-1982Country LebanonPlace BeirutCaptionThe war in Lebanon: The aftermath of themassacre of Palestinians by ChristianPhalangists in the Sabra and Shatilarefugee camps.
  27. 27. Year 1983Photographer Mustafa BozdemirNationality TurkeyOrganization / Publication HürriyetGazetesiCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 30-10-1983Country TurkeyPlace KoyunorenCaptionKezban Özer (37) finds her five childrenburied alive after a devastating earthquake.At five oclock in the morning she and herhusband were milking the cows as theirchildren slept. A few minutes later, 147villages in the region were destroyed by anearthquake of magnitude 7.1 on the Richterscale; 1,336 people died.
  28. 28. Year 1984Photographer Pablo BartholomewNationality ndiaOrganization / Publication GammaCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-12-1984Country IndiaPlace BhopalCaptionA child killed by the poisonous gas leak inthe Union Carbide chemical plant disaster.
  29. 29. Year 1985Photographer Frank FournierNationality FranceOrganization / Publication Contact PressImagesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 16-11-1985Country ColombiaPlace ArmeroCaptionOmaira Sanchez (12) is trapped in thedebris caused by the eruption of Nevadodel Ruíz volcano. After sixty hours sheeventually lost consciousness and died of aheart attack.
  30. 30. Year 1986Photographer Alon ReiningerNationality USAOrganization / Publication Contact PressImagesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-09-1986Country USAPlace San FranciscoCaptionKen Meeks (42) skin is marked withlesions caused by Aids-related KaposisSarcoma.
  31. 31. Year 1987Photographer Anthony SuauNationality USAOrganization / Publication Black StarCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 18-12-1987Country South KoreaPlace KuroCaptionA mother clings to a riot policemans shieldat a polling station. Her son was one ofthousands of demonstrators arrestedbecause they tried to prove that thepresidential election on December 15,which was won by the governmentcandidate, had been rigged.
  32. 32. Year 1988Photographer David TurnleyNationality USAOrganization / Publication Detroit FreePress / Black StarCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-12-1988Country Soviet UnionPlace LeninakanCaptionBoris Abgarzian grieves for his 17-year-oldson, victim of the Armenian earthquake.
  33. 33. Year 1989Photographer Charlie ColeNationality USAOrganization / Publication NewsweekCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 04-06-1989Country ChinaPlace Tiananmen Square, BeijingCaptionA demonstrator confronts a line of PeoplesLiberation Army tanks during protests fordemocratic reform.
  34. 34. Year 1990Photographer Georges MerillonNationality FranceOrganization / Publication GammaCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 28-01-1990Country YugoslaviaPlace Nogovac, KosovoCaptionFamily and neighbors mourn the death ofElshani Nashim (27), killed during a protestagainst the Yugoslavian governmentsdecision to abolish the autonomy ofKosovo.
  35. 35. Year 1991Photographer David TurnleyNationality USAOrganization / Publication Detroit FreePress / Black StarCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-02-1991Country IraqPlaceCaptionUS Sergeant Ken Kozakiewicz (23), givesvent to his grief as he learns that the bodybag at his feet contains the remains of hisfriend Andy Alaniz. Friendly fire claimedAlanizs life and injured Kozakiewicz. Onthe last day of the Gulf War they weretaken away from the war zone by a MASHunit evacuation helicopter.
  36. 36. Year 1992Photographer James NachtweyNationality USAOrganization / Publication Magnum Photos forLibérationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-11-1992Country SomaliaPlace BarderaCaptionA mother carries her dead child to the grave, afterwrapping it in a shroud according to local custom. Abad drought coupled with the effects of civil warcaused a terrible famine in Somalia which claimed thelives of between one and two million people over aperiod of two years, more than 200 a day in the worstaffected areas. The international airlift of relief supplieswhich started in July was hampered by heavily armedgangs of clansmen who looted food storage centersand slowed down the distribution of the supplies by aidorganizations.
  37. 37. Year 1993Photographer Larry TowellNationality CanadaOrganization / Publication Magnum PhotosCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-03-1993CountryPlace Gaza City, Gaza StripCaptionBoys raise toy guns in a gesture of defiance. The Palestinianuprising, which began in December 1987, strengthened theArab population in their determination to fight the occupyingforce. In March Israel closed its border with Gaza, causing amassive rise in unemployment. With more than 800,000people contained in the Israeli-patrolled, eight-km-wide stripof land, bloodshed increased sharply. The peace agreementsigned in Washington on September 13 promised limitedauthority for the Gaza Strip and a withdrawal of the Israeliarmy.
  38. 38. Year 1994Photographer James NachtweyNationality USAOrganization / Publication Magnum Photos for TimeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-06-1994Country RwandaPlaceCaptionA Hutu man at a Red Cross hospital, his face mutilated by the HutuInterahamwe militia, who suspected him of sympathizing with the Tutsirebels. The animosity between the Hutu and Tutsi population groups inRwanda had been simmering for decades. In April, the death of Hutupresident Habyarimana in a plane crash near the capital of Kigali sparkedmurderous attacks on the Tutsi minority and Hutu moderates. The situationdeteriorated further when the mainly Tutsi rebels of the Rwandan PatrioticFront (RPF) started pushing south from their stronghold in northern Rwanda.A mass exodus of people trying to escape excessive violence was underwayby July.
  39. 39. Year 1995Photographer Lucian PerkinsNationality USAOrganization / Publication The WashingtonPostCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-05-1995Country RussiaPlace ChechnyaCaptionA bus on the road leading to Grozny duringfighting between Chechen independencefighters and Russian troops. The civil warwhich erupted when President Yeltsin senttroops to the rebellious province inDecember 1994 was still dragging onmonths later. When the Chechen fightersfled Grozny, the capital, where the war hadclaimed a horrendous human and materialtoll, Russian troops pursued them into thecountryside to the south and east.
  40. 40. Year 1996Photographer Francesco ZizolaNationality ItalyOrganization / Publication ContrastoCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 00-04-1996Country AngolaPlace KuitoCaptionLandmine victims in Kuito, a town wheremany people were killed and traumatizedduring the civil war. To date some 70,000Angolans, 8,000 of them children, havebeen disabled by exploding mines. Fordecades colonizers, armies and freedomfighters laid mines randomly on roads andbridges in order to disrupt communications.As a result, there are today probably asmany unexploded land mines in Angola asthere are inhabitants.
  41. 41. Year 1997Photographer HocineNationality AlgeriaOrganization / Publication Agence France-PresseCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 23-09-1997Country AlgeriaPlace AlgiersCaptionA woman cries outside the Zmirli Hospital,where the dead and wounded were takenafter a massacre in Bentalha. Mass killingsand bomb blasts dominated life since thearmy annulled the results of the 1992elections, in which it appeared the Muslimfundamentalist party, FIS, would win. Theconflict had claimed more than 60,000 livesin five years.
  42. 42. Year 1998Photographer Dayna SmithNationality USAOrganization / Publication The WashingtonPostCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 06-11-1998Country YugoslaviaPlace zbica, KosovoCaptionA woman is comforted by relatives andfriends at the funeral of her husband. Theman was a soldier with the ethnic Albanianrebels of the Kosovo Liberation Army,fighting for independence from Serbia. Hehad been shot the previous day while onpatrol.
  43. 43. Year 1999Photographer Claus Bjørn LarsenNationality DenmarkOrganization / Publication BerlingskeTidendeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 05-04-1999Country AlbaniaPlace KukësCaptionA man walks the streets in one of thelargest gathering points for ethnic Albanianrefugees fleeing violence in Kosovo.
  44. 44. Year 2000Photographer Lara Jo ReganNationality USAOrganization / Publicationfor LifeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 03-12-2000Country USAPlace Las Colonias, TexasCaptionThe mother of a Mexican immigrant familymakes piñatas to support herself and herchildren. The family numbers among themillions of uncounted Americans, peoplewho for one reason or another have beenmissed by the national census and so dontexist in population records. Census recordsdetermine where new schools, hospitals,firehouses and basic social services areneeded. Areas like Las Colonias, wherethis family lives, thus lack many amenitiesand have high illiteracy rates.
  45. 45. Year 2001Photographer Erik RefnerNationality DenmarkOrganization / Publication Berlingske TidendeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 07-06-2001Country PakistanPlaceCaptionThe body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial atJalozai refugee camp. The childs family, originally from North Afghanistan, hadsought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed andwrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In theovercrowded Jalozai camp, 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalidconditions. Decades of political instability and drought drove millions of people overthe border into Pakistan. By June, Jalozai could not cope with the numbers, andfood and shelter were scarce. Although relief workers tried to provide basic healthservices, children died from disease or dehydration. Eight months later, the UnitedNations closed the camp, moving refugees to other areas.
  46. 46. Year 2002Photographer Eric GrigorianNationality ArmeniaOrganization / Publication Polaris ImagesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 23-06-2002Country IranPlace QazvinCaptionA boy holds his dead fathers trousers ashe squats beside the spot where his fatheris to be buried, surrounded by soldiers andvillagers digging graves for victims of anearthquake. The earthquake, measuring6.0 on the Richter scale, struck on June 23.Dozens of villages were destroyed andhundreds of people killed across theprovince.
  47. 47. Year 2003Photographer Jean-Marc BoujuNationality FranceOrganization / Publication The Associated PressCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 31-03-2003Country IraqPlaceCaptionAn Iraqi man comforts his four-year-old son at a holding center forprisoners of war, in the base camp of the US Army 101st AirborneDivision near An Najaf. The boy had become terrified when,according to orders, his father was hooded and handcuffed. Asoldier later severed the plastic handcuffs so that the man couldcomfort his child. Hoods were placed over detainees headsbecause they were quicker to apply than blindfolds. The militarysaid the bags were used to disorient prisoners and protect theiridentities. It is not known what happened to the man or the boy.
  48. 48. Year 2004Photographer Arko DattaNationality IndiaOrganization / Publication ReutersCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 28-12-2004Country IndiaPlace Cuddalore, Tamil NaduCaptionA woman mourns a relative killed in the tsunami. On December 26,a 9.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia,triggered a series of deadly waves that traveled across the IndianOcean, wreaking havoc in nine Asian countries, and causingfatalities as far away as Somalia and Tanzania. The quake was sostrong that it altered the tilt of the planet by 2.5cm. More than200,000 people died or were reported missing, and millions wereleft destitute in the worst natural disaster in living memory. In India,the fishing communities in Tamil Nadu were among the worst hit,with homes, lives and livelihoods being wiped away.
  49. 49. Year 2005Photographer Finbarr OReillyNationality CanadaOrganization / Publication ReutersCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 01-08-2005Country NigerPlace TahouaCaptionThe fingers of malnourished Alassa Galisou (1) are pressed againstthe lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding center.One of the worst droughts in recent times, together with a particularlyheavy plague of locusts that had destroyed the previous yearsharvest, left millions of people severely short of food. Heavy rainspromised well for the 2005 crops, but hindered aid workers bringingsupplies. Relief had been slow to come. Accusations were leveledvariously blaming the United Nations, Western governments, theinternational aid community and officials in Niger itself for failing torespond early enough to an imminent crisis.
  50. 50. Year 2006Photographer Spencer PlattNationality USAOrganization / Publication Getty ImagesCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 15-08-2006Country LebanonPlace BeirutCaptionYoung Lebanese drive down a street inHaret Hreik, a bombed neighborhood insouthern Beirut. For nearly five weeksIsrael had been targeting that part of thecity and towns across southern Lebanon ina campaign against Hezbollah militants. Asa ceasefire gradually came into force fromAugust 14, thousands of Lebanese beganto return to their homes. According to theLebanese government, 15,000 homes and900 commercial concerns were damaged.
  51. 51. Year 2007Photographer Tim HetheringtonNationality United KingdomOrganization / Publication Vanity FairCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 16-09-2007Country AfghanistanPlace Korengal ValleyCaptionA soldier of Second Platoon, BattleCompany of the Second Battalion of theUS 503rd Infantry Regiment sinks onto anembankment in the Restrepo bunker at theend of the day. The Korengal Valley wasthe epicenter of the US fight againstmilitant Islam in Afghanistan and the sceneof some of the deadliest combat in theregion.
  52. 52. Year 2008Photographer Anthony SuauNationality USAOrganization / Publication for TimeCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 26-03-2008Country USAPlace Cleveland, OhioCaptionDetective Robert Kole of the Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Office enters a home,following mortgage foreclosure and eviction. He needs to check that theowners have vacated the premises, and that no weapons have been left lyingaround. Officers go in at gunpoint as a precaution, as many houses havebeen vandalized or occupied by squatters or drug addicts. Towards the end of2007, the severity of losses to US banks incurred over sub-prime mortgageswas beginning to emerge. In the first months of 2008, rising interest ratestogether with increasing unemployment and a slowdown in the housingmarket, meant that many borrowers could no longer afford payments on theirhomes. Banks involved heavily in such debts were threatened with collapse.In the following months the financial crisis spread worldwide.
  53. 53. Year 2009Photographer Pietro MasturzoNationality ItalyOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 24-06-2009Country IranPlace TehranCaptionWomen shout their dissent from a Tehranrooftop on 24 June, following Iransdisputed presidential election. The resulthad been a victory for President MahmoudAhmadinejad over opposition candidate MirHossein Mousavi, but there wereallegations of vote-rigging. In the ensuingweeks, violent demonstrations took placein the streets. At night, people shoutedfrom the roofs, an echo of protests thattook place during the 1979 IslamicRevolution.
  54. 54. Year 2010Photographer Jodi BieberNationality South AfricaOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 15-07- 2010Country AfghanistanPlace KabulCaptionBibi Aisha, 18, was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband’s house inOruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. At the age of 12, Aisha and heryounger sister had been given to the family of a Taliban fighter under a Pashtuntribal custom for settling disputes. When she reached puberty she was married tohim, but she later returned to her parents’ home, complaining of violent treatmentby her in-laws. Men arrived there one night demanding that she be handed over tobe punished for running away. Aisha was taken to a mountain clearing, where, atthe orders of a Taliban commander, she was held down and had first her earssliced off, then her nose. In local culture, a man who has been shamed by his wifeis said to have lost his nose, and this is seen as punishment in return. Aisha wasabandoned, but later rescued and taken to a shelter in Kabul run by the aidorganization Women for Afghan Women, where she was given treatment andpsychological help. After time in the refuge, she was taken to America to receivefurther counseling and reconstructive surgery.
  55. 55. Year 2011Photographer Samuel ArandaNationality SpainOrganization / PublicationCategory World Press Photo of the YearPrize World Press Photo of the YearDate 15-10-2011Country YemenPlace SanaaCaptionFatima al-Qaws cradles her son Zayed (18), who is suffering from the effects of tear gasafter participating in a street demonstration, in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October. Ongoingprotests against the 33-year-long regime of authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Salehescalated that day. Witnesses said that thousands marched down Zubairy Street, a maincity thoroughfare, and were fired on when they reached a government checkpoint nearthe Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some demonstrators retreated, others carried on andwere shot at again. At least 12 people were killed and some 30 injured. Ms Qaws—whowas herself involved in resistance to the regime—found her son after a second visit tolook for him, among the wounded at a mosque that was being used as a temporary fieldhospital. Zayed remained in a coma for two days after the incident. He was injured ontwo further occasions, as demonstrations continued. On 23 November, President Salehflew to Saudi Arabia, and signed an agreement transferring power to his deputy,Abdurabu Mansur Hadi. Saleh’s rule ended formally when Hadi was sworn in aspresident, following an election, on 25 February 2012.
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