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2017 Photo Contest winner Tomás Munita, Chile, for "Cuba on the Edge of Change" - Daily Life, first prize stories
December 19, 2015: A barber’s shop in Old Havana.
#FidelCastro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, died on 26 November. Mourning was fervent and public across the country. The mourning period lasted nine days, after which #Castro’s ashes were taken on a route that retraced, in reverse, the steps of his victorious march from Santiago to #Havana in 1959. Thousands turned out to watch the procession pass. #Castro left a #Cuba with much-admired education and healthcare systems, but one where a longstanding US economic embargo had led to shortages of basic supplies and widespread disrepair.
Commissioned by The New York Times (@nytimes). The 2017 Photo Contest (#WPPh2017) drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. We'll be sharing some of the winning images for the next few weeks, but click the link in our bio to see the full gallery of 309 prize-winning photos.