2010 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Carlos Villalon

Redux Pictures

27 September, 2009

A youth lies dead in a pool of blood in Medellín, Colombia on 27 September. President Álvaro Uribe has moved successfully against drug cartels in recent years, but, as international traffickers left Medellín, their place has been taken by gangs fighting for control of the local drug trade. Violent deaths in the city doubled in 2009, often related to clashes between drug gangs, but sometimes involving innocent bystanders.

About the photographer

Carlos Villalon

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