2009 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Lars Lindqvist

for Dagens Nyheter

15 August, 2008

Georgian soldiers travel near the city of Gori, close to the South Ossetian boundary. Following the escalation in fighting between Georgian forces and separatist militia in the breakaway region of South Ossetia in August, Russian troops intervened and for a while occupied parts of Georgia outside of South Ossetia. They later pulled back under a ceasefire brokered by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.

About the photographer

Lars Lindqvist

Lars Lindqvist is a photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, he gets to travel around the world. In 2008, Lindq...

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