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Defining moments in events that changed lives are captured in the World Press Photo expo at the Brisbane Powerhouse this month.
Profiling the globe's best press journalists and showcasing the stand out judge-selected works for 2011 (from an exhaustive field of some 101 254 pictures) it includes the award-winning World Press Photo of the Year – the powerful image of a Yemeni woman cradling a wounded relative inside a mosque during the clashes with demonstrators protesting against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa in October 2011, taken by Spaniard Samuel Aranda (above).
The competition behind the expo, now in its 55th year, is recognised worldwide as attracting the crème de la crème of photo journalists, and as such attracted 5247 journalists from 124 countries. The 57 who went on to be selected hail from 24 countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Note that some of the confronting images in the expo are not suitable for young children while older children and some adults may need parental guidance.
Tahani (in pink) married her husband Majid when she was 6 and he was 25. She's posing with a class mate and her husband. 50% of Yemeni weddings involve child brides. Photo by Stephanie Sinclair