1998 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Joachim Ladefoged


01 January, 1997

Already Europe's poorest country, Albania was afflicted by economic and political turmoil at the beginning of the year. For weeks, outbreaks of armed violence were the order of the day, particularly in the south. In January the police had been thrown out of the town of Vlore, but by April they gradually resumed their patrols. As negotiations to send a multinational peacekeeping force were being concluded, the situation started to calm down.

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Joachim Ladefoged

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