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#019 — Suffering for Change

By Legosneggos @LegosnEggos

#019 — Suffering for Change

2011 World Press Photo of the year by Samuel Aranda, Spain

This image of a Yemeni protester being comforted by a female relative is evocative of Mary comforting Christ, who also suffered to bring about change through revolution against an antiquated system.

“We might never know who this woman is, cradling an injured relative, but together they become a living image of the courage of ordinary people that helped create an important chapter in the history of the Middle East…

‘It stands for Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, for all that happened in the Arab Spring,’ said juror Koyo Kouoh. ‘But it shows a private, intimate side of what went on, and it shows the role that women played, not only as caregivers, but as active people in the movement’.”

Very moving, indeed.

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