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MagazineFeb 13, 2017
The World Press Photo awards have just been rewarded to some very deserving photographers.
These are the people who bring us the news and background stories, 24/7 365 days of the year. And they say a pictures says more then a thousand words, so their work is very important to us.
World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories - Amber Bracken - Standing Rock In camp, every day tasks like cooking and chopping wood are the front line. Here men unload a massive donation of firewood. For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and threatening their water supply. The estimated $3.78 billion project, backed by Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly complete, covering almost 1,172 miles. In military vehicles and body armor, police used tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons against the protesters, and have been accused of inhumane treatment of arrestees. Amber Bracken/REUTERS