2013 Photo Contest, General News, Singles, 1st prize

Aida

Photographer

Rodrigo Abd

The Associated Press

10 March, 2012

Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries sustained during a Syrian military bombardment of her home, in the northern city of Idlib. Her husband and two children were killed in the attack.

About

Rodrigo Abd

Rodrigo Abd was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 27, 1976. His career began as a staff photographer at the La Razón and La Nación newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentin...

Background story

Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries sustained during a Syrian military bombardment of her home, in the northern city of Idlib. Her husband and two children were killed in the attack.

Syrian troops launched a vigorous assault on Idlib, a center of the uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. The shelling of Idlib began just hours after UN envoy Kofi Annan had arrived in Damascus, on a high-profile international mission aiming to mediate an end to the conflict.

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