2010 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Walter Astrada

Agence France-Presse

09 February, 2009

Protestors march on Antananarivo city center on 9 February, carrying coffins and pictures of people killed in clashes over previous days. Violence broke out in the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo in February, when supporters of opposition leader Andry Rajoelina marched on government offices in a bid to oust President Marc Ravalomanana. Security forces opened fire, killing some 28 people. In the ensuing weeks, rioting broke out. In March, Ravalomanana was deposed and Rajoelina declared president.

About the photographer

Walter Astrada

Walter Astrada was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his career as a staff photographer at the local La Nacion newspaper. After a formative trip through South A...

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