2009 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 2nd prize

Lars Lindqvist

for Dagens Nyheter

15 August, 2008

A Russian roadblock. Following the escalation in fighting between Georgian forces and separatist militia in the breakaway region of South Ossetia in August, Russian troops intervened and for a while occupied parts of Georgia outside of South Ossetia. They later pulled back under a ceasefire brokered by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, which held the rotating European Union presidency at the time.


Lars Lindqvist

Lars Lindqvist is a photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, he gets to travel around the world. In 2008, Lindq...

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