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Istanbul Photo Awards exhibition to open in Tokyo

ISTANBUL Anadolu Agency will launch an exhibition in the Japanese capital Tokyo that will feature the work of award-winning photojournalists who competed in the international Istanbul Photo Awards 2019. The Istanbul Photo Awards exhibition will be held on Nov. 19 in the Ankara-based Yunus Emre Institute's building in Tokyo. Tokyo will host the exhibition until the end of the year. It is currently being shown in the Beyoglu Municipality and Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul. Visitors will be able to view the most successful images of the annual international photography contest, organized by Anadolu Agency since 2015 with a total of around 100,000 entries. It is sponsored by Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). Entries in the contest depict political incidents, migration crisis, natural disasters and striking life stories worldwide. The winner of this year's Photo of the Year award was a photograph taken by AFP's Ahmad Gharabli, in which he captured a Palestinian woman's response in kind to an Israeli soldier taking her photo during protests against the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.