Best News Photos of the Year Announced

Best News Photos of the Year Announced
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First Prize, Contemporary Issues (Single Photos)
World Press Photo Contest 2007

In a July 2007 picture by Brent Stirton, rangers carry a dead silverback mountain gorilla named Senkwekwe in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Shot several times, he was one of at least ten such victims last year, including mothers and babiessome killed execution style. The killers' motives are unclear, though some rangers believe illegal charcoal traders are to blame.

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—Photograph Brent Stirton/South Africa/Reportage by Getty Images for Newsweek
 
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