2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Roberto Schmidt

Agence France-Presse

01 December, 2007

Thabita (80) carries her cat, the only possession she was able to salvage when her home was burned down in Mathare during unrest following presidential elections. 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.

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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