A man is carried to the hospital after being severely injured by an artillery shell in Aleppo, Syria, on October 23. According to the Reuters news service, at least 20 people were killed when shells launched by government forces landed near a bakery in a rebel enclave of the contested city.
Syrian rebels are attempting to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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"The aerial view creates distance between the scene and the viewer while maintaining the privilege of being close enough to become a witness … Compositionally there is very little that could divert our attention from the man in the bright shirt ... The dignified manner of how he is carried, his facial expression, and the positioning of his limbs make him all so human. He could be my neighbor.”—Amina El Banayosy, photo intern
"The palette of muted, gray tones reflects the somberness of the situation. Amid what must have been a chaotic and frightening scene, there is something gentle about this moment, as the group delicately carries its wounded peer to safety."—Ben Fitch, associate photo editor