14 Feb. 2014
Syrian rebels dodge debris after the wall, which they were taking cover behind, is hit by a shell fired from a government controlled checkpoint during fighting between the two sides in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus on January 30, 2013. Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic has won first prize in the 2014 World Press Photo category "Spot News Stories" with this series of twelve images, showing rebel fighters in Syria preparing for an attack on a government army post. Before they are able to launch their attack, their commander is shot by a sniper. Wounded and bleeding internally, he is carried away from the danger by his comrades, who then return to attack the post but come under tank shelling. A wall they are sheltering behind explodes in a cloud of debris and concrete dust. As the smoke subsides, they return to their comrade, who has died of his wounds. Picture taken January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT)
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