05 January 2007

UNICEF International Photo of the Year

UNICEF’sInternational Photo of the Year has been awarded to Jan Grarup. But personally, I found this entry (left) more compelling. Taken by the Israeli photographer, Oded Balilty, the photo depicts 8-year old Vika Chervinska and her mother in the children's hospital in Kiev. Though the catastrophe at Chernobyl took place long before she was born, Vika suffers from a cancer that she acquired via genetic material inherited from her mother, who was in the vicinity at the time of the disaster.

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