2009 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Yasuyoshi Chiba

Agence France-Presse

01 March, 2008

Maasai warriors clash with members of the Kalenjin tribe using bows and arrows. Old rivalries resurfaced between the tribes in the aftermath of Kenya's disputed general elections, held the previous December. Unlike the rioting in the rest of the country, conflicts were strictly codified according to age-old traditions. Archers fired salvos at each other in daily contests, seldom engaging in close combat.

About the photographer

Yasuyoshi Chiba

Yasuyoshi Chiba is Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean, currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.    After studying phot...

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