2023 selection

Among a collection of photographs carefully chosen by the AFP (Agence France-Presse), young people vote for the picture that, in their opinion, comes closest to representing our world today. This activity takes place at school, or in their youth organization at the beginning of the school year (September). Thanks to an online platform, secondary school students and young people who participate in the activities of youth organizations from all over the world can now vote online, giving this project a true perspective!

AFP 1 | Dimitar DILKOFF

September 1, 2022 – Pokrovske, Ukraine
Antonina, 9, looks through a shrapnel-broken window after an online lesson on the first school day at her home.

AFP 2 | Yasin AKGUL

September 21, 2022 – Istanbul, Turkey
Nasibe Samsaei, an Iranian woman living in Turkey, cuts her ponytail off during a protest outside the Iranian consulate, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran.


September 28, 2022 – Lodwar, Kenya
A young woman from the Turkana community waters goats from a shallow well dug into a dry riverbed on the western shore of Lake Turkana which is on the brink of famine for the second time in just over a decade.


September 30, 2022 – Ad Disah, Jordan
Camels riden by robot jockeys take part in a race at the Sheikh Zayed race track in Jordan's southern Wadi Rum desert.

AFP 5 | Julien DE ROSA

September 30, 2022 – Paris, France
US model Bella Hadid is dressed by spraying Fabrican Spray-on fabric during the Coperni Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week.


October 5, 2022 – Neurath, Germany
A lignite-fired power station operated by German energy giant RWE in western Germany will bring forward its exit from coal power by 2030.

AFP 7 | Sébastien ST-JEAN

October 8, 2022 – East Bolton, Quebec, Canada
Aerial view of Baker Lake surrounded by Fall colors.


October 9, 2022 – Mateka, Lesotho
Malefakome, 54, one of the last residents of the Kome Caves site, poses in front of dwellings.

AFP 9 | Money SHARMA

July 6, 2023 – Outskirts of Dhanbad, India
A girl burns raw coal to make it usable for further sale near an open cast mining site.

AFP 10 | Luis TATO

October 12, 2022 – Samburu reserve, Kenya
Elephant keeper Kiapi Lakupanai plays with two calves at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. The worst drought in 40 years is causing an influx of orphaned calves, lost or abandoned by their exhausted mothers.

AFP 11 | Luis ACOSTA

October 13, 2022 – Membrillo, Panama
A Venezuelan migrant girl is helped by her mother as they arrive in Panama, after their journey through the Darien Gap at the mercy of snakes, swamps and drug traffickers.

AFP 12 | Patrick T. FALLON

July 7, 2023 – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Charlotte Hornets' Nick Smith Jr. (L) holds the ball as San Antonio Spurs' Victor Wembanyama (R) guards him during their NBA Summer League game at the Thomas and Mack Center.


March 08, 2023 – Near Bakhmut, Ukraine
A Ukrainian serviceman takes cover in a trench during shelling next to a 105mm howitzer.

AFP 14 | Josep LAGO

October 2, 2022 – Tarragona, Spain
Members of the "Jove de Tarragona" team attempt to form a "castell" (human tower) during the 28th edition of the "castells" competition at the Tarraco arena.

AFP 15 | Yuichi YAMAZAKI

February 28, 2023 – Katsuura, Japan
Japanese ornamental dolls (hina dolls) are displayed on the stone steps at Tomisaki shrine during the Katsuura Big Hinamatsuri festival in Katsuura city of Chiba.

AFP 16 | Noah SEELAM

March 7, 2023 – Hyderabad, India
People smeared with "Gulal" or coloured powder during celebrations of Hindu spring festival "Holi".


March 15, 2023 – Nantes, France
A protestor holds an umbrella to protect from teargas during a demonstration against the government's proposed pensions overhaul.

AFP 18 | Guillermo ARIAS

March 29, 2023 – Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Migrants cross the Bravo river seen from the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border. About 200,000 people try to cross the border from Mexico into the United States each month, most of them fleeing poverty and violence.

AFP 19 | Sai Aung MAIN

January 14, 2023 – Yangon, Myanmar
Waste collectors paddle polystyrene boats as they look for plastic and glass to recycle in Pazundaung Creek.

AFP 20 | Adem ALTAN

February 7, 2023 – Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Mesut Hancer holds the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Irmak, who died in the earthquake in Kahramanmaras, close to the quake's epicentre, the day after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country's southeast.

The selection is accompanied by educational resources allowing to tackle in a transversal way the challenges of media education, elements of the citizen journey and many subjects of programs by developing in particular the oral. After class work, collect individual student votes and return them using the voting form!