World Press Photo Awards 2008
Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Newsweek.
Rangers in the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo evacuate the bodies of four mountain gorillas found shot in the forest. The gorillas, a highly endangered species, live in an area beset with conflict. A number of militia groups appear to be operating in Virunga. It is not always clear who is attacking the gorillas, which are sometimes eaten as bush-meat, or else simply executed. At least nine were killed during 2007.