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Edu Bayer/Freelance

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Tariq Zaidi/Freelance
"The Sapeurs of Brazzaville"


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Niclas Hammarström/Freelance


Award of Excellence
Anna Boyiazis/Freelance
"Kijini Primary School students…"


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Dougal Brownlie/Colorado Springs Gazette
"NFL Jr. Reporter"


Award of Excellence
Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times
"Morning Village"


Second Place


4 Sep 2017 Elie, 45, struts his stuff in the streets of Brazzaville. He has been a sapeur for 35 years.. Republic of the Congo. La Sape, an abbreviation of Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes ("Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People"), is a subculture centered on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the DRC and Republic of Congo. Someone who follows La Sape is known as a Sapeur.