STUNNING: A bolt of lightening reached the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica during a rainstorm at the Vatican late Monday, the same day that Pope Benedict surprised the Roman Catholic Church with his resignation announcement. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA/Reuters)
METEOR IN THE SKY: A meteor left a trail of smoke across the sky as it passed over Chelyabinsk, Russia, Friday. It plunged toward earth over the Ural Mountains, exploding into flames in a powerful blast that damaged buildings in nearby areas, injuring around 1,000 people. (Chelyabinsk.ru/Associated Press)
PASSING BY: A rendering shows the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 past the Earth. Planetary experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the 150-foot-wide asteroid on Friday made the closest known approach of such a large piece of cosmic debris since space experts started tracking objects that intersect Earth’s path. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Reuters)
Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father Fouad was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher.
About: Paul Hansen is a Swedish photojournalist and has worked for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter since 2000. He has received numerous awards, including being named Photographer of the Year by POYi in 2010 and 2013, Photographer of the Year in Sweden seven times, and two first place awards from NPPA. He is based in Stockholm.
Las manifestaciones de paz en contra del liderazgo del presidente de Egipto Hosni Mubarak en la plaza Tahrir, en El Cairo, se tornaron violentas a finales de enero y principios de febrero, cuando los fieles a Mubarak intentaron irrumpir en la plaza y atacar a los manifestantes. La plaza Tahrir —con un alto perfil internacional y lo suficientemente grande como para acomodar a grandes cantidades de personas— se convirtió en el centro, así como en el símbolo del movimiento de protesta. A pesar de que previamente la policía ya se había enfrentado a los manifestantes, la armada egipcia dejó claro que no les dispararían; al final, acordonaron la plaza.
Jan Dago was born and grew up in Denmark, where a childhood interest in visual expression began. At first, he made short movies, but the power of the still image gripped him more. Eventually, photojournalism—particularly that exploring the human aspect in a story—became his main focus.