World Press Photo Awards

Image: African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal
This picture released by the World Press on February 14, 2014 shows the image taken by American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency and selected by the international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somaliaa tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic. -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ John Stanmeyer - VII Photo Agency" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -- NO ARCHIVES - STRICTLY NO SALES -- JOHN STANMEYER/AFP/Getty ImagesJOHN STANMEYER / AFP - Getty Images

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