| Samuel Aranda|
| World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Award for People in the News|
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Samuel Aranda (born 1979 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain) is a Spanish photojournalist.
Aranda began to work as a photographer for newspapers El País and El Periódico de Catalunya at the age of 19. Two years later he traveled to the Middle East, where he covered the Israeli–Palestinian conflict for the Spanish news agency EFE.
In 2004 Aranda begun working for Agence France-Presse (AFP), covering stories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The photojournalist association ANIGP-TV awarded Arandas' photo series, about African immigrants trying to reach Europe, with the Spanish National Award of Photography. Since 2006 he has worked as a freelance photojournalist.
In 2011 Aranda covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In February 2012 he was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year 2011. His winning picture shows a woman embracing her son, wounded during clashes against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a, Yemen, part of the Arab Spring.
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