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Ten award-winners for AFP, at the June 9th, 2011, “The best of photojournalism”, NPPA Awards
Jay Directo is 3rd in the « International News » category for his picture of children searching for objects to sell in Manila in August 2011.
Manpreet Romana receives the honorable mention in the « International News » category for the picture of this child crying during his father’s funeral, who died when their apartment building collapsed in New Dehli on November 15th, 2010.
Olivier-Laban Mattei is first in the « Natural Disaster » category thanks to his photograph at the hospital morgue after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Ahmad Gharabli, Jerusalem-based AFP photographer, received the honorable mention in the « International News Picture Story » category for his series of pictures, in 2010-2011, of the clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli military.
Serguei Supinsky, Kiev-based AFP photographer, receives the honorable mention in the « International News Picture Story » category for his coverage of the confrontation between Ukrainian deputies on April 27th, 2010.
Jewel Samad, Washington-based AFP photographer, wins the honorable mention in the “News Portrait and Personality” category for his picture of Robert Gates at a Pentagon press conference on April 14th, 2010.
Alberto Simon is ranked first in the « Sport Action » category for his picture of the Spanish bullfighter, Julion Aparicio, injured by a bull on May 21, 2010 in Madrid.
Leon Neal, a photographer from AFP’s London bureau, finishes second in the « Olympics feature » category thanks to his picture of the American slider Megan Sweeney during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on February 14th, 2010.
Peter Parks, Beijing-based AFP photographer, takes 3rd place in the “Olympic Action” category thanks to this picture of the Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili during his luge training for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games on February 12th, 2010.
Carl de Souza, an AFP photographer from the London bureau, receives an honorable mention in the « Sport Picture Story » for his October 2010 series of pictures of Pakistani wrestlers.