The World Press Photo jury has selected a New York Times photo taken in Yemen last fall as the photo of the year for its encapsulation of the anguish that accompanied the Arab Spring uprisings.
"A thin man rests his head on the shoulder of a burqa-clad woman, the pair collapsed together against a wall," Kerri McDonald writes on the New York Times Lens blog. "The expression on her face can't be seen. But her body language--right arm wrapped tightly around his neck, left hand clinging to his arm-—conveys everything her expression cannot."
SLIDESHOW: Winners from the World Press Photo contest
New York Times photographer Samuel Aranda took the shot--which the Times describes as having "the mood of a Renaissance painting"--at the entrance to a mosque-turned-hospital.
Koyo Kouoh, one of the jurors, added: "It stands for Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, for all that happened in the Arab Spring."
Click on the image above to see some of the other winners.
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