Tuesday, April 10, 2007

AFP photographer wins international award for picture taken of victims of Israeli massacre

Award Winning Photo

"Gaza - Ma'an – Agence France Presse (AFP) photographer in Gaza, Mahmoud Al Hums, won the golden prize in the China international competition for a photo he took of the Atahmna family that lost 17 members during an Israeli air strike in July 2006.

The prize is considered to be one of the most important prizes of its kind, which is granted to photo journalists worldwide. It is held annually by China International Press contest.

Al Hums dedicated the prize to Palestinian martyrs, especially the Atahmna family and expressed his pride in receiving the award.

Al Hums won the bronze medal in 2004 in the same competition.

He will receive the prize at an official celebration in China on the 22nd of May. "

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