2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Roberto Schmidt

Agence France-Presse

01 December, 2007

A supporter of defeated Kenyan presidential election candidate Raila Odinga waves a stick during protests in Kibera, an opposition stronghold. Violence swept through Kenya as current leader Mwai Kibaki's narrow electoral victory was disputed. The European Union observer mission backed opposition claims that some vote figures had been inflated. There were accusations of suspicious delays in announcing results and of tampering with the electoral register.

About the photographer

Roberto Schmidt

Roberto Schmidt is a Colombian/German photographer based in New Delhi, India, where he is the chief photographer for South Asia for Agence France-Presse (AFP).   Born in Bogo...

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