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Friends of late Al-Badil Photojournalist submit his photos to international contest
Mohamed Abdel Moneim (Al-Noubi), photojournalist of Al-Badil who took iconic photo of Rabaa clashes, dies on Sunday after a tragic car accident and several weeks in a coma.
Ahram Online, Sunday 19 Jan 2014
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Egyptian woman stands in front of a military bulldozer during the dispersal of the main pro-Morsi camp Rabaa Al-Adawyia, 14 August 2013 (Photo: Mohamed Abdel Moneim/AFP)

A local photojournalist who died on Sunday will still have his photos in contention for several prestigious awards, a consolation that will help the many friends of Mohamed Abdel Moneim, known professionally as Al-Noubi.

Moneim died Sunday after several weeks in a coma, following a tragic car accident.

His iconic photos of the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp, one of the main sites for supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, gathered widespread recognition and were published by international agencies such as AFP and Getty Images.

One photo especially, of an Egyptian woman shouting at a military bulldozer while an injured man lay on the ground between them, was submitted to the World Press Photo contest shortly after Moneim went into a coma. The WPP contest is one of the most prestigious international photojournalist competitions.

Speaking to Ahram Online, Hazem Abdel Hamid, a photojournalist with the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, said that Moneim's colleague had also submitted his photos to a contest for the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate.

Moneim previously worked for newspapers Al-Tahrir and Al-Dostour, where he joined a 2013 journalists strike against the paper's stakeholder policies. Before his accident, he had been a photographer for Al-Badil online news website.

He had been ever-present on the streets since the 25 January 2011 revolution, known for taking provocative and moving images that landed him in trouble with the authorities, such as last year when he was arrested with another photographer for covering clashes in an eastern Cairo neighbourhood.

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