2024 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 | Christian MONTERROSA

El Paso, Texas (USA), April 2, 2024

Sulan, a migrant woman from Venezuela, is comforted by her daughter as she cries while retelling her journey to reach El Paso, Texas on April 2, 2024. An appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4 that would allow state law enforcement officials to detain and arrest undocumented immigrants suspected of illegally crossing into the United States.

AFP 2 | Guillem SARTORIO

Kigali (Rwanda), April 7, 2024
Dancers perform during the commemorations of the 30th Anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in Kigali on April 7, 2024, marking the day of the first killings in what was to become the last genocide of the 20th century, killing 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis but also moderate Hutus.


Athens (Greece), April 23, 2024
A man takes a photograph of the city of Athens from Tourkovounia hill, as southerly winds carry waves of Saharan dust covering the capital and other Greek cities on April 23, 2024, one of the worst such episodes to hit the country since 2018.

AFP 4 | Sameer Al-DOUMY

Gravelines (France), April 26, 2024
A Sudanese migrant leaves a smuggler's boat which was punctured by French police officers to prevent migrants from embarking in an attempt to cross the English Channel on the beach of Gravelines, near Dunkirk, northern France on April 26, 2024.

AFP 5 | Anselmo CUNHA

Porto Alegre (Brazil), May 20, 2024
An aerial view shows an aircraft on the tarmac of the flooded Salgado Filho International Airport in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 20, 2024. More than 600,000 people have been displaced by the heavy rain, flooding and mudslides that have ravaged the south of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

AFP 6 | Franck FIFE

Paris (France), April 20, 2024
France's paralympic triple jumper Arnaud Assoumani poses in front of The Louvre Pyramide, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, in Paris on April 20, 2024, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games.

AFP 7 | Luis TATO

Nairobi (Kenya), June 25, 2024
A tear gas canister explodes as protesters try to help injured people outside the Kenya Parliament during a nationwide strike to protest tax hikes and the Finance Bill in downtown Nairobi, on June 25, 2024.

AFP 8 | Amanda JUFRIAN

Aceh province (Indonesia), November 16, 2023
Rohingya refugees return to a boat after the local community decided to temporarily allow them to land for water and food in Ulee Madon, Aceh province, Indonesia, on November 16, 2023.


Somwarpet (India), March 19, 2024
An Indian artist dressed as the Hindu deity Agni Kandakarnan performs during the traditional dance festival 'Theyyam' also known as 'Kaliyattam', at Muthappa Swami temple in Somwarpet on March 19, 2024.


Gaza Strip, April 23, 2024
People rush to unpack humanitarian aid packages dropped over the northern Gaza Strip on April 23.

AFP 11 | Roman PILIPEY

Vinnytsia (Ukraine), May 10, 2024
Mariana (C) attends her son’s funeral Nazary Gryntsevych, a Ukrainian soldier of the Azov Brigade callsign "Grinka" who was killed on the battlefield, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia, on May 10, 2024.

AFP 12 | Alexis HUGUET

Lake Kivu, near Minova (Democratic Republic of Congo), March 10, 2024
A boy watches as displaced people and local residents make their way to Goma in a wooden boat they built themselves on Lake Kivu, near Minova, in South Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on 10 March 2024. In early February, M23 rebels, backed by the Rwandan army, took control of the road linking Goma, capital of North Kivu, to Minova and Bukavu, causing the Congolese army to flee to Minova as well as tens of thousands of civilians.


Calistoga, California (USA), July 2, 2024
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a house during the Toll fire in Calistoga, California on July 2, 2024. A heatwave is sending temperatures soaring resulting in red flag fire warnings throughout the state.

AFP 14 | Oren ZIV

Gevim Kibbutz (Israel), October 7, 2023
An Israeli soldier takes cover behind a car as he looks toward bodies on a main road near the Gevim Kibbutz, close to the border with Gaza on October 7, 2023. The war began on October 7 with Hamas’ unprecedented attack on southern Israel that resulted in the deaths of 1,195 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli figures.


Gaza Strip, May 30, 2024
Palestinians who returned briefly to the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip to check on their homes, run for cover after a school was hit by an Israeli strike on May 30, 2024.

AFP 16 | Menahem KAHANA

Re’im (Israel), April 2, 2024
Relatives of victims of the October 7 attacks carried out by Palestinian militants visit an installation bearing the photos of their loved ones who were killed or kidnapped during the attack, at the site of the Nova festival in Re'im in southern Israel on April 2, 2024.

AFP 17 | Luis TATO

Naivasha (Kenya), March 29, 2024
Tanzanian driver Yasin Nasser loses control of his Ford Fiesta Mk II with Ugandan co-driver Ali Katumba during the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Kenya Special Stage 7 (SS7) in Naivasha, on March 29, 2024.

AFP 18 | Mohammed ABED

Rafah (Gaza Strip), March 14, 2024
Displaced Palestinian children stand in front of makeshift tents at a camp beside a street in Rafah on March 14, 2024, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Hamas militant group.

AFP 19 | Rebecca DROKE

Butler, Pennsylvania (USA), July 13, 2024
Republican candidate Donald Trump, shot in the ear after an assassination attempt, is removed from the stage by secret service agents during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on 13 July 2024.

AFP 20 | Mahmud HAMS

Khan Yunis (Gaza Strip), November 13, 2023
A wounded Palestinian woman from the Baraka family is surrounded by her children as they arrive at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes that hit their building on November 13, 2023.

Votes are now closed. The results will be unveiled on Tuesday 8th October 2024.