Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has been chosen to win the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.
It’s a powerful image that shows a funeral procession in Gaza City, with men carrying the bodies of two children while the body of their father trails behind on a stretcher.
The two children were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was sent to intensive care after the blast. Hansen captured the image on November 20, 2012 as a small crowd was carrying the three bodies through a street to a mosque for a burial ceremony.
Peruvian jury member Mayu Mohanna is quoted as saying, “The strength of the pictures lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children. It’s a picture I will not forget.”
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