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WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR, 2006

US photographer Spencer Platt wins premier award

The international jury of the 50th annual World Press Photo Contest selected a color image of the US photographer Spencer Platt of Getty Images as World Press Photo of the Year 2006. Click here for the award winning picture.

The picture shows a group of young Lebanese driving through a South Beirut neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombings. The picture was taken on 15 August 2006, the first day of the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah when thousands of Lebanese started returning to their homes.

View WINNERS GALLERY 2007 and the World Press Photo’s “online magazine.”

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