Heartbreaking picture of Palestinian funeral march wins World Press Photo top prize
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.”
(AP Photo/Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyheter; AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd; AP Photo/Wei Seng Chen; AP Photo/Micah Albert, Redux Images)