First Place

Ali Khara

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan.
I am Ali Khara, an Iranian photographer. I have been covering the middle eastern issues in the region for almost ten years by focusing on the Syrian civil war. I have covered the conflict zones in Iraq, Syria, and movements in Turkey, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iran.

[ 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 2021.

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