These Heart-Wrenching Photos Of A Day In The Life Of Syrian Rebels Just Won An International Award

Photographer Goran Tomasevic won first prize at the World Press Photo Contest in the "Spot News Stories" category, recognized for his brutally intimate portrait of opposition forces in Syria. All photos were taken on Jan. 30, 2013 during a battle with government forces in Damascus. WARNING: Graphic content.

A Syrian rebel shouts Allahu Akbar, "God is great," before his group attacks a government controlled army checkpoint in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus.

The rebels fire a rocket-propelled grenade towards the checkpoint.

The army returns fire and shells the rebel position.

The smoke clears and a rebel grabs his head after being hit by debris.

Another group of rebels take position in an alleyway, waiting to storm the checkpoint.

The man on the right is shot in the arm by an army sniper.

Another rebel, who is also shot, attempts to aid his fallen comrade.

The wounded man is dragged out of the line of fire.

The rebels attempt to evacuate the man, but his condition quickly worsens.

He dies before they can provide medical attention.

Another wounded rebel cries after hearing of the death.

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