Images of Repression and Freedom: Second Annual Photo Contest Finalists

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At an event on April 18, Freedom House auctioned off photographs from more than 20 different countries, including Bahrain, Belarus, China, Russia, South Sudan, and Syria. The images, taken by amateur and professional photographers, were chosen as finalists from among hundreds of submissions to Freedom House’s second annual photo contest, “Images of Repression and Freedom.”

Top three finalists:

First Place: “Political Participation and Toxic Gas,” Bahrain, by Ahmed al-Fardan
Second Place: “The Ashes of South Sudan Rise from the Mud,” South Sudan, by Giovanni Turco
Third Place: “Stand Up for Your Rights,” Russia, by Ute Weinmann

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