2-year-old crying refugee girl, World Press Photo winner

This 11 April 2019 video says about itself:

Viral Photo Of Crying Girl At The Border Wins 2019 World Press Photo Awards

A viral image of a crying Honduran child at the U.S.-Mexico border has won the 2019 World Press Photo contest’s Photo of the Year prize.

The Amsterdam-based World Press Photo Foundation announced the winners of the annual awards on Thursday, honoring the best photojournalism of the prior year.

The winning photo, “Crying Girl on the Border”, was taken by Getty Images photojournalist John Moore. It shows the 2-year-old child crying while her mother, a Honduran asylum-seeker, is detained by U.S. border agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas.

Translated from Dutch Nieuwsuur TV, 11 April 2019:

Winner World Press Photo: Crying toddler, the face of ‘Zero Tolerance’

This year’s World Press Photo award goes to the US American John Moore of Getty Images. Moore receives the prize for his photo Crying Girl At The Border. …

The winning photo shows the Honduran toddler Yanela standing crying next to her mother Sandra Sanchez. She is being searched by US border officials in McAllen, Texas.

Zero Tolerance

After the photo was published, public indignation arose worldwide. … the outrage at the practices at the border led President Donald Trump to adjust his “Zero Tolerance” policyseparating parents from their children.

The jury praises the photo for the details, the unique and relevant image. “The photo immediately tells you so much about the story. And at the same time you really feel connected to it. (…) This photo shows a different kind of violence, psychological violence.”

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