2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Roberto Schmidt

Agence France-Presse

01 December, 2007

A resident of Mathare leads his daughter past smoldering remains of a block of houses after an outbreak of violence. Violence swept through Kenya as current leader Mwai Kibaki's narrow electoral victory was disputed. There were accusations of suspicious delays in announcing results and of tampering with the electoral register. Protestors began ransacking stores and setting fire to property.

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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