THIS YEAR’S World Press Photo Contest was won by British photo journalist Tim Hetherington from Vanity Fair, and third place went to Miguel Barreira who works for Portuguese national sports newspaper Record.
The winning photo was taken on September 16, 2007, and shows a US soldier resting at the Restrepo bunker in Afghanistan after a soldier from his platoon had just been killed.
The photo taken by Portuguese Miguel Barreira shows 20-year-old bodyboarder Jaime Jesus from Figueira da Foz in central Portugal surfing in
Nazaré. It is only the second time that a Portuguese photographer has been recognised in this contest, the first being Eduardo Gageiro in 1974.