An Italian photographer, Pietro Masturzo, has been chosen by an international jury as the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2009. It’s a simple image that won. The picture shows women shouting from a rooftop in Tehran protesting the contested presidential elections.
And, for the first time in history, the jury made special mention of a frame grab from a You Tube video. The image was of Neda Agha-Soltan taken as she lay dying in the street after being shot likely by an Iranian paramilitary. The haunting image of Neda has been seen by millions.