30 Nov. 2017
Opposition supporters clash with riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2017. Protesters were demanding elections to kick out the socialist government that they accused of wrecking the economy and turning Venezuela into a dictatorship. Maduro, the successor to late leader Hugo Chavez, said his foes were seeking a violent coup. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "The image brings to life the disparity in strength between the protesters and security forces. The shield-bearer protects the protagonist, who clutches a stone as he prepares to counterattack, unaware the power of the water cannon is flexing the traffic sign as if it were a sheet of paper." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo SEARCH "POY VENEZUELA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2017 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.