1972 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Horst Faas & Michel Laurent

The Associated Press

18 December, 1971

Newly independent Bangladesh guerrillas in Dhaka use bayonets to torture and kill four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militiamen who had been accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war. One day earlier, on 17 December 1971, the Pakistani army had surrendered, ending the civil war, and East Pakistan became independent under the name Bangladesh.

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Horst Faas & Michel Laurent

AP photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent teamed up on 18 December 1972 in Bangladesh, one day after the Pakistani army surrendered. Together, they covered the victims of re...

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