2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, Stories, 1st prize
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John Moore

Getty Images

27 December, 2007

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto campaigning ahead of general elections, scheduled for January. She was assassinated after addressing supporters at a rally. As Bhutto's convoy was leaving an attacker opened fire on her car. Shortly after that a bomb exploded. It was unclear if Bhutto died from bullet wounds, from the explosion, or by hitting her head as she ducked back into her car. At least 20 other people died in the bomb blast. Bhutto's assassination sparked days of nationwide rioting and raised the question of whether elections would be postponed. Supporters claimed that government security provisions for the opposition leader, who had recently returned from exile, had been inadequate.

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John Moore

John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for ...

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