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Image of Crying Toddler on US Border Wins World Press Photo Award

AMSTERDAM: The image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by U.S. border officials won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award on Thursday. 

Veteran Getty photographer John Moore’s picture taken after Honduran mother and her daughter illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last year showed “a different kind of violence that is psychological,” the judges said. The picture of the wailing toddler was published worldwide and caused a public outcry about Washington’s controversial policy to separate thousands of migrants and their children.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials later said Yanela and her mom were not among those separated, but the public furor “resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy in June last year,” the judges said.