2017 winners

SINGLE IMAGE WINNER

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Mohamed Mahdy

Happiness

Egypt

I found this child in this old city called El Borg playing with his little chicken and call it his best friend while his brother was watching from the window the chicken starts to bite him then this moment comes.

Photodocumentary Winner

Fatima Shbair

Palestinian Wedding - Henna Night

Gaza Palestine

"Henna Night in villages is the most important night for the bride, it precedes the wedding night by a day or two. Its an old Palestinian custom in which relatives and friends of the bride gather to celebrate her, say goodbye to her as it's her last night in her father's house and sing sad folk songs called (Al-Tarwida), which depicts the bride clings to her family and friends. In this night, many brides wear the traditional costume, which is, according to the Palestinian heritage, the embroidered Palestinian dress. These pictures show joy and celebration moments of the bride that starts from preparing her for this night to the moments of bringing the candles-decorated henna that represent a Palestinian tradition and the final moments of celebrations full of dancing and singing. "

YOUTH WINNER

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Barakat Khaled

Celebrating their little one

Egypt

A group of children playing in the street and this is how they celebrated when one of them scored

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

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Mahmoud Abu Salama

Life

Gaza - Palestine - Jabaliya Refugee Camp

Children from Jabaliya Refugee Camp in Gaza. They play using this rope every Friday. It’s their way of having fun trying to enjoy life