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Three AFP photographers win at the China International Press Photo contest (CHIPP)

Louisa Gouliamaki

Gold Medal, General News Single

 


GREECE, Piraeus : Children evacuated from the Libyan port of Benghazi on the Nisos Rodos ferry peer out from a bus at the Greek port of Piraeus near Athens on February 27, 2011. The Nisos Rodos was chartered by Brazilian authorities, disembarked 390 passengers of around 16 nationalities, including women and children. Officials from various embassies and consulates were there to welcome the passengers, who numbered 148 Brazilians and 144 Filipinos as well as Portuguese, British, Irish, Dutch, Bosnian and Tunisian nationals.AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

 

Yasuyoshi Chiba

Silver Medal, War and disaster story


JAPAN, Otsuchi : Nozomi Sabanai (L) together with her sister looks at catamaran sightseeing boat that was thrown by the tsunami onto a two story building, at Otsuchi town, Iwate prefecture on April 16, 2011. Japan is considering issuing special bonds to fund reconstruction following last month's massive earthquake and tsunami, and imposing a new tax to repay the debt, a report said. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

 

Angelos Tzortzinis

Bronze Medal, General News Story


GREECE, Athens : A protestor tries to catch his breath after inhaling tear gas on June 15, 2011 during a demonstration near the parliament in the center of Athens. Thousands of protesters ringed the Greek parliament building on Wednesday as the government tried to push through its emergency package inside and a general strike paralysed the country. AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis