Among the 95 best photos of the year selected by the news agency Reuters, four come from Greece.
1. Yannis Behrakis 88th place- 18 April, 2012
A torn Greek flag is being replaced with a new one by the Greek Parliament’s employees. Among others, the photographer stressed to the agency: “I started to shoot photos non-stop. The incident reminded me of the famous photo of Iwo Jima island, which was shot 67 years ago. ”
2. John Kolesidis, 85th place- September 6, 2012
A policeman takes part in the Security Forces protest march in September of over 4,000 uniformed protesters. The photographer told the agency: “I was on the road to cover the events. A vehicle was parked in front of the Ministry of Finance. At the rear, there had been erected makeshift, fake gallows.
3. John Kolesidis, 50th place 9 October, 2012
“There was a scheduled rally that day due to the official visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Suddenly, there was an outburst of cries and applause, as a naked man emerged from among the protestors, and started running towards me. I started to run too, taking pictures at the same time, waiting for him to pass by me, so that I could have a few frames of him running against a background of the Parliament.”
4 Yannis Behrakis, 32th place, 23 May, 2012
“I was photographing the Greek section of a worldwide project on the “Jobless generation”. Through a colleague I found Manolis Ouranos, a young Athenian who had studied civil engineering but ended up working as a cook in a small tavern. Manolis was wandering around the Mavros Gatos (Black Cat) tavern, clearly nervous about the presence of my cameras. At some point I had asked him to show me his work area, the light came from a window on the side of the super small kitchen. Manolis seemed comfortable but at the same time pensive, this was the decisive moment.”
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