1999 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Dayna Smith

The Washington Post

06 November, 1998

Izbica, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Ajmane Aliu, a mother of six children, is comforted by relatives and friends at the funeral of her husband, Ilmi Aliu. The man was a soldier with the ethnic Albanian rebels of the Kosovo Liberation Army, fighting for independence from Serbia. He had been shot the previous day while on patrol.

About the photographer

Dayna Smith

American photographer Dayna Smith (Minot, North Dakota, 1962) earned a degree in communications from Kent State University, Ohio. Before coming to The Washington Post in 1985 as ...

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