Reuters Photographer wins Lead Award for iconic Tahrir Square image

19 Sep 2013
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Reuters photographer, Mohamed Abd El Ghany, is the winner of this year’s Lead Award for Picture Of The Year, which was published in the German weekly magazine Stern N.6/13. The picture emerged during a demonstration on the second anniversary of the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Protesters carry an injured child on the Tahrir Square in Cairo, a place that now stands for the Arab Spring like no other. It was, and is, a prophetic photograph that resonates with little hope.

The Lead Awards are Germany’s top award for print and online media. Celebrating its 21st year, it enjoys prestige both in the media industry as well as in the advertising and marketing scene. The Lead Awards honor outstanding work in the categories of: Magazines, Newspapers, Advertising, Photography and Online.