In the months following the stolen Iranian election, hearing how citizens were literally shouting protests from the rooftops, I kept scanning the news wires for a visual example. (I finally gave up looking, but this post was similarly inspired.)
Like Obama's Nobel, the choice of this photo as World Press Award Top Prize may be aimed at inspiration. As the world sits on the sidelines, this photo, in its distance and emptiness, captures the grace and remote prospects of a true people's revolution.
See also Eugene Richards' War is Personal which won the 2010 World Press Award Contemporary Issues Prize.
For a slide show of this year's World Press Award winners, click here.