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1The World Press Photo of the Year Empty The World Press Photo of the Year on Fri Feb 10 2012, 17:27

Hipster_Nebula

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Nat Lofthouse
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Story.

Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda has won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award for the New York Times with an image of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen. Jurors said the photo captured multiple facets of the "Arab Spring" uprisings across the Middle East.

Not a great photo for me, understand the emotion behind it but it evokes nothing in me, and personally thats what i believe every good photo should do, be able to evoke something even if you know nothing of the tale behind the image.

2The World Press Photo of the Year Empty Re: The World Press Photo of the Year on Fri Feb 10 2012, 18:12

Keegan

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My first thought was "Ninja?"

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3The World Press Photo of the Year Empty Re: The World Press Photo of the Year on Sat Feb 11 2012, 10:26

Sluffy

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I think this is a more powerful picture taken from the Vietnam war.

The story goes (if you believe it) the 'prisoner' who is bound was a communist freedom fighter who had led a group of others to target police and kill(and their families)- some 34 police and their wives, kids, parents, brothers, sisters, etc were found dead around this man.

He was captured and bound and taken to the General in charge of the police - whose own Godchildren had been found dead in the 34 bodies.

The general got his gun out and shot him dead on the spot.

The World Press Photo of the Year Vietnam-shooting-456h082708_copy1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Ngoc_Loan

4The World Press Photo of the Year Empty Re: The World Press Photo of the Year on Sat Feb 11 2012, 10:52

Hipster_Nebula

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Yeah that is extremely powerful.

5The World Press Photo of the Year Empty Re: The World Press Photo of the Year on Sat Feb 11 2012, 10:57

gloswhite

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Jay Jay Okocha
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I think the first photo has more of a political content than anything. Doesn't do a lot for me.

6The World Press Photo of the Year Empty Re: The World Press Photo of the Year on Sat Feb 11 2012, 11:14

Quent

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Nicolas Anelka
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This would win any photo competition for me:

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