An image from last year’s popular uprising in Sudan has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year Award.
The photo, titled “Straight Voice”, was taken by AFP photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba.
It shows a demonstrator reciting protest poetry, while a crowd of fellow protesters illuminate him with the light from their phones.
Judges said Chiba’s “poetic” photo showed the power of youth and art.
Longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown last April, leading to a violent struggle between the military and the pro-democracy movement. (Text and photo courtesy BBC)