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Protest image in Sudan wins World Press Photo award

The author of the image awarded with the grand prize is the Japanese Yasuyoshi Chiba, photo editor for the French news agency AFP in the East Africa and Indian Ocean region.

The photograph, registered in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, on 19 June last year, also won the category “General news” in a single image.

The photographed protest claimed the return of a civilian government in Sudan, where the military took power after toppling dictator Omar al-Bashir in April.

On behalf of the jury of the awards, announced today in The Hague, a Dutch city, Chris McGrath, photographer of Getty Images, considered that the winning image symbolizes the unrest around the world of people who demand change “.

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