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AFP receives the CAPA Gold Medal and four Awards from the North American Press Photographer's Association

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award goes to Fabio Bucciarelli and the "National Press Photographers Association" (NPPA) honors four AFP photographer-reporters in its annual "The best of photojournalism" competition.

Two AFP photographers highly commended at the UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards


Highly Commended in the Getty Image Royal

UNITED KINGDOM, London : Thailand's Nina Lamsan Ligon riding Butts Leon rides past spectators as she competes in the Cross Country phase of the Eventing competition of the 2012 London Olympics at the Equestrian venue in Greenwich Park, London, July 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS



AFP photographers Angelos Tzortzinis won the Gold Medal at the PX3 prize

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



The Elysée Treaty turns fifty: a new AFP and dpa website celebrates 50 years of Franco-German Friendship

How yesterday’s enemies became today’s friends: with this common internet project, press agencies AFP and dpa retrace the landmark steps in franco-german friendship on the web. At, the two agencies commemorate the signing of the Elysée Treaty of friendship 50 years ago (on January 22, 1963), by french president Charles de Gaulle and german chancellor Konrad Adenauer.