Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Actress Angelina Jolie cries at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari in this March 28, 2014 file photo.
I was covering Angelina Jolie's visit to the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and Cemetery, commemorating the brutal murder of 8,000 people in 1995, when she started to cry. Afterwards, she was due to visit rape victims' homes in the town of Zenica, so many photographers fled to the entrance to capture her departure. But I stayed on the floor, shooting, and was one of the lucky few to see her tears.
Capturing this image was a challenge as there was a lot of travelling involved for very few photographs. The weather was hot, there was a lack of organisation and I was often bothered by colleagues. But this image had a great impact when the whole world wrote about her visit to Bosnia, this photograph was especially powerful because of her tears.
Angelina's tears and the photos I took meant a lot to me. I was happy because the whole world will hear about what happened in Srebrenica. But I was also sad, because of the reason for her arrival and because Srebrenica was mentioned solely in the context of war. - Dado Ruvic REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEADSHOT)
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