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IRIN photographer wins first prize in photo competition

A boy plants a flower after taking a swim in pools formed by rain waters in the Mathare slums, Kenya. March 2008 the photo won first place in the "Friends of Earth' international photo competition.
A boy plants a flower after a swim, Mathare slums, Kenya. March 2008 (Julius Mwelu/IRIN)

Our very own freelancer photographer Julius Mwelu IRIN’s has won the first prize in the 2008 Friends of the Earth International Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities for a Better Future photo competition! More than 600 photos were received from 62 countries around the world, from amateur and professional photographers. The photos were organized into two categories -- Reclaiming Tradition, and Building Towards the Future -- and were judged both on technical merit and on relevance to the theme of the competition. For more, visit FOIE

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