Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Images of the Day
BEST PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: World Press Winners
February 10, 2012
submit to reddit

An image of a woman - clad in a burqa and with hands covered by medical gloves, supporting a wounded relative in a mosque used as a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen - has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year.

The photo, taken by Spain's Samuel Aranda in the midst of anti-government uprisings in Yemen in late 2011, has the look of a painting. According to one of the World Press jury members, his image captures the essence of the protests that spread across the Middle East last year.


"In the Western media, we seldom see veiled women in this way, at such an intimate moment," said Nina Berman. "It is as if all of the events of the Arab Spring resulted in this single moment."

Canadian photographer Donald Weber won first prize in the Portraits category for his series Interrogation Room, from photos taken in the Ukraine:


Here are some of other images from the 2012 World Press Photo contest. To see all the winners, visit the World Press Photo website:


Remi Ochlik, Battle For Libya, 1st place, General News (stories)


Lars Lindqvist, Earthquake in Japan, 2nd place, General News (singles)


Salil Bera, Leopard, Honorable Mention, Spot News (singles)


Donald Miralle, Jr., Ironman World Championships, 1st place, Sports


Damir Sagolj, North Korea, 1st place, Daily Life (singles)


Brent Stirton, Rhino Wars, 1st place, Nature

Related Stories on


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pepper Spray


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.