Image © Aris Messinis / Agence France-Presse.
Aris Messinis received the professional photography award for his October 2011 coverage of the Battle of Sirte in Libya. "His photos were taken while National Transitional Council forces launched their final assault on the last pockets of Kadhafi loyalists, a few days before the dictator's death," says Agence France-Presse in a statement. "His images document the violence, but also the confusion and disorder that reigned during the final battle."
Messinis is AFP's chief photographer in Greece, and his work was exhibited at Visa pour l'Image last September, alongside images shot by Louisa Gouliamaki and Angelos Tzortzinis – also AFP journalists.
Associated Press Manu Brabo won the Public Choice Award for an image also shot in Libya in October 2011.
Reportage by Getty Images' Ed Ou received the Young Reporter Award for his work in Egypt.
For more details, visit www.prixbayeux.org.
Public Choice Award at the 2012 Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents © Manu Brabo / Associated Press
Egyptian youth use laptops, posting video they shot earlier in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. A group of Egyptian youth have been collecting the testimonies of the protesters in Tahrir Square, and publishing them on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter © Ed Ou - Reportage by Getty Images
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