Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 56th World Press Photo

Paul Hansen was one of Nordic Light's guest during the festival in 2007.

At first Paul Hansen from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter won POYi's Newspaper Photographer of the Year title. A few days later Hansen won the World Press Photo of the Year title. The dramatic image shows a funeral procession in Gaza where the bodies of two children killed in an Israeli missile strike are carried down an alley in streams of reflective backlight. The image won first place in World Press for Spot News, as well as Photo of the Year.

Photo: Paul Hansen