Second Place

Hassan Ammar

Hoda Kinno, 11, is evacuated by her uncle Mustafa on Aug. 4, 2020, shortly after a massive explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon. The Kinno family from Syria’s Aleppo region was devastated in the wake of the explosion — Hoda suffered a broken neck and other injuries and her sister Sedra, 15, died in the explosion. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Hassan Ammar Beirut, Lebanon Nationality: Lebanese Age: 45 years old Languages Arabic: mother language English: Excellent spoken and written Portuguese: Average Work Experience The Associated Press 2015-Present Staff photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. 2012-2015 Staff photographer based in Cairo. 2008-2012 Staff photographer based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Stories covered include extensive coverage of the Arabic Spring in Syria, Bahrain and Libya, the Egyptian revolution and aftermath, World Cups 2010, 2014 and 2018 the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, numerous Formula 1 races, professional Tennis and Golf tournaments, 2011 Asia Cup, International Cricket series, 5 Hajj pilgrimages, social and economic features, political events such as Arab summit, portraits of world leaders celebrities and newsmakers. Agence France Press 2004-2008 Photographer based in Saudi Arabia Stories covered include the Israel Lebanon 2006 war, Economic and Arab Summits, violence in Lebanon, The Hajj, 2005-2006 embed with U.S. troops in Iraq and many multiple Royal events and funerals.

[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for non-COVID-19 single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.

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