(AFP Photo / Baraa Al-Halabi)
"In Aleppo, almost every public garden has turned into a cemetery", writes freelance photographer Baraa Al-Halabi, who was recently awarded a Fipcom prize for this image. "There are no more restaurants, no more leisurely distractions, no more happiness. Several times a day, you hear Bashar al-Assad's army planes passing overhead. You are never safe. Each moment of each day, when you walk in the street, when you're at home or at the mosque, you risk death. You can face a barrel bomb at any minute. One day I was sitting and talking with someone, and the next day I learned that he was dead."