2010 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Olivier Laban-Mattei

Agence France-Presse

13 June, 2009

A protestor hurls a stone at riot police in Tehran on 13 June. Thousands of supporters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi took to the streets of Tehran in June, disputing the result of the country's presidential election. At times, rioting broke out. Government security forces cracked down hard on the demonstrators and, by 22 June, 457 people had been arrested and at least eight reported dead.

About the photographer

Olivier Laban-Mattei

French photojournalist and Agence France Presse (AFP) Paris photo staff member, Olivier Laban-Mattei was born in 1977 and grew up in Paris, where he studied geography and sociolo...

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