A photo of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first hug in the COVID-19 pandemic has won World Press Photo of the Year

Alexandra Ma
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World press photo
Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, at Viva Bem care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2020. Mads Nissen, Politiken, Panos Pictures, World Press Photo via AP
  • This August 5, 2020, photo shows the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi got her first hug in five months during the pandemic.

  • The 85-year-old was being embraced by Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, a nurse at the Viva Bem care home in São Paulo, Brazil.

  • The nurse is seen wearing a face mask, and there is a clear plastic sheet separating the two.

  • The photo has won World Press Photo of the Year.

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World press photo
Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, at Viva Bem care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2020. Mads Nissen, Politiken, Panos Pictures, World Press Photo via AP

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