Should this image be photo of the year?

The winning photograph by Burhan Özbilici of Mevlut Mert Altintas standing over Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/The Associated Press


Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici has won the World Press Photo of the Year award, despite a dissenting opinion from jury chair Stuart Franklin.

In a commentary published by the Guardian, Franklin expressed his concern that awarding the photo gives further advertisement to a grievous act of terror.

Read more about this year's World Press Photo award winners at the ABC.

 

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