Monday, February 15, 2010

World Press Photo Contest 2009 Winner

Pietro Masturzo, Italy.

Women in Tehran shout from a rooftop in protest against the regime on 24 June in Tehran. The Iranian presidential elections were held on 12 June and the results, proclaiming victory by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, were strongly contested.

In the weeks following the election, violent protests took place in the streets. At night, when the streets were empty, people went on to the rooftops of their homes to continue shouting their dissent. Their cries of 'death to the dictator' and 'Allah u Akbar (Allah is great)' echoed through Tehran. (here)

As always, the winners in all the categories are amazing. Go here and check them out, and see why there is such truth in 'one picture says a thousand words.'

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