Photo of the Day


Paul Hansen / AP

Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo award Friday for newspaper Dagens Nyheter with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli missile strike being carried to their funeral.  

The picture shows a group of men marching the dead bodies through a narrow street in Gaza City. The victims, a brother and sister, are wrapped in white cloth with only their faces showing.

“The strength of the pictures lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children,” said jury member Mayu Mohanna of Peru. “It’s a picture I will not forget.”

World Press Photo, one of photojournalism’s most prestigious contests, issued awards in nine categories to 54 photographers of 32 nationalities.

Here’s another shot from Hansen’s portfolio


Source: Haaretz Daily Newspaper


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  • Mike

    What could they possibly have done to deserve this? They fire thousands of rockets at innocent Israelis while hiding behind their own women and children because their so-called “holy book” tells them to kill Jews, which makes it OK. How dare those evil Jews defend themselves.

  • Mike

    Funny how they get upset about this but are quite happy to strap explosives to children and tell them to stand next to Israeli soldiers.

  • Jimmie

    And sadly if those kids had lived a few more years they would have had their heads brainwashed full of hatred towards Jews and Christians and the brother would have had explosives strapped to his body and told to go blow himself up to kill some more infidel.

    The sister would have been sold to some old sheikh at the age of 11 so she can spend her next 20 years breeding more bomb fodder and living a life of religious imprisonment.
    She would have spent the rest of her life in fear that if she even so much as glances at random male in the street she would be in danger of having her head chopped off.