A man rescues a woman trapped by floodwaters from her car in a suburb of Athens, Greece, on February 22, when the capital city suffered its worst downpour in more than 50 years.
One woman died after becoming trapped in her car, according to Reuters, which reported that more than 90 calls were received from distressed commuters during the storm. (Watch: Floods 101.)
Why We Love It
"This moment is definitely terrifying. Where is the water coming from? How are these people going to escape? You can see the desperation in the woman's face."—Janna Dotschkal, associate photo editor
"This photo is full of energy and drama. Every inch of the frame imparts information—the broken tree limbs, debris, and cars come rushing by in the roiling water. The fearful expression is real and powerful as her door slams against the car, practically ripped from its hinges."—Monica Corcoran, senior photo editor