Gay couple Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg
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Russia gay lovers image wins photojournalism prize

A photograph of two gay lovers in St. Petersburg has won the World Press Photo of the Year award.

The photo by Danish Photographer Mads Nissen, beat nearly 100,000 other entries from press photographers and photojournalists worldwide.

Speaking to BBC World News, Lars Boering, the managing director of World Press Photo, said that the picture had been chosen because it highlighted "an important issue for the whole world."

  • 13 Feb 2015
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