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10 photos win awards of ‘Belt and Road’photo contest

2019-04-11 13:43:29 Xinhua

Ten photos by photographers Belarus, Laos, Myanmar, Turkey and China won the grand prizes of a photography contest inspired by the BRI.

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Ten photos by photographers from Belarus, Laos, Myanmar, Turkey and China won the grand prizes of a photography contest inspired by the Belt and Road Initiative, said the organizer China Radio International (CRI) Wednesday.

The winners were selected from about 11,500 photos and groups of photos submitted by people from 47 countries and regions along the Belt and Road, according to CRI.

The contest titled "On the Road" started on Feb. 28.

Another 100 photos from 13 countries won prizes for excellence.

The candidates were not only reviewed by a jury of experts but also in an online vote, which received 1.92 million votes from about 750,000 participants.

Besides photos, the event also received a large number of stories behind the photos, which were "very ebullient and heart-warming."

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