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Perpignan (France) (AFP)
A Myanmar photographer won the top award Saturday at photojournalism’s biggest annual festival for his coverage of the troubled nation’s pro-democracy protests and bloody military crackdown.
The photographer, who remained unnamed for security reasons, scooped the Visa d’Or for News, the most prestigious award handed out at the “Visa Pour L’Image” festival in Perpignan, southwestern France.
Mikko Takkunen, the Asia photo editor for The New York Times, collected the prize on behalf of the photographer.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military seized power in a