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Africans win at 2012 World Press Photo Awards

At the recent 2012 World Press Photo Awards, two African photographers won three awards.
Mohammed al-Law from Egypt gained a third prize singles in the "People in the News" category for his picture of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak being taken to courtroom trial in a hospital bed.

South Africa's Brent Stirton gained two first prizes. He won first prize for a single shot in the category "Contemporary Issues" for a portrait of a drug addict and sex worker in the Ukraine and he won first prize for a photo story in the "Nature" category on the plight of rhinos. Stirton has won several World Press Photo awards in the past as well as a host of other awards including a Visa D'or at the Visa Pour L' image Festival in France for Magazine photography.