2017 Eyes of History: Still Contest: International News

A picture of a spot news, general news or issue reporting event taken outside the United States.

First Place

Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
Looking for Home: A Haitian migrant child peers out a bus window near the border town of Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica on September 17, 2016. Thousands of migrants from Africa and Haiti are stuck at the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan border. Most arrived overland from Brazil, which included a harrowing walk across the Darien Gap connecting Colombia and Panama where they witnessed many of their fellow migrants perish, taken by rivers or falling into deep canyons.

Second Place

Allison Shelley, The Washington Post
El Verano: Lorena Garcia, 35, watches a news report about Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, in her home in the village of El Verano in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico's Durango state, January 13, 2016. Garcia was gone from the village when Marine helicopters opened fire on El Verano in the early morning of October 6, 2015, in an attempt to find Guzman, who had been staying in a neighboring area. Garcia's mother and two of her daughters were home, hiding in the bathroom until the danger had passed. Over 1,000 people fled from El Verano and neighboring villages after the attack.

Third Place

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
A Dove for Fidel: A boy releases a dove from a decaying balcony along the famous Malecon seaside boulevard as daily life resumes in the capital city following a nine-day mourning period after the death of revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro December 6, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who died November 25 at the age of 90, was entombed Sunday in the the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia in Santiago de Cuba.

Award of Excellence

Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
The Money Man: Two Congolese 'creuseurs,' eagerly look on as a Chinese 'comptoir,' or counter, calculates their meager payment for a day's work in the mines. The diggers earn an average of US$2-3 per day for their work. China is heavily invested in Africa and chinese companies are the principal buyers of the cobalt mined in southern DRC. The cobalt is then processed and eventually sold to companies such as Apple, LG and Samsung.

Award of Excellence

Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Combatting Zika: Nicole Muriele, right, looks up at a member of the Brazilian military as he and others went door to door with health care workers in a favela to talk to residents about the threat of Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya on Saturday March 12, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. The Zika virus has been rampant in this region. The virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.