1992 Photo Contest, Others, Stories, Individual awards
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Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado

Magnum Photos for The New York Times Magazine

01 January, 1991

A blast of oil and fumes has knocked a firefighter unconscious; he had to be pulled clear by three colleagues. Hundreds of Kuwaiti oil wells were sabotaged by departing Iraqis, turning the desert into a poisoned inferno. Specialist firefighters moved in to minimize the damage.

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