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Senate Speaker Piero Grasso praises PhotoANSA 2013

A year in pictures, told with 'power and immediacy'

03 December, 17:23
Senate Speaker Piero Grasso praises PhotoANSA 2013 (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - Italian Senate Speaker Piero Grasso on Tuesday praised the volume PhotoANSA 2013, a year in pictures taken by ANSA news agency photojournalists. "PhotoAnsa 2013 covers and synthesizes the most important events of the year that is about to end", Grasso said at the book launch, which was also attended by Premier Enrico Letta.

"Photography is a particularly effective tool, evoking the people and events that have entered into our collective memory with power and immediacy. I don't know if a picture is worth a thousand words, but without a doubt, many of the images in this volume are very powerful". As examples, the speaker pointed to shots of "the two popes, and the dramatic ones of the Syrian revolution, reminding us that hundreds of people lost their lives through the barbaric use of poison gas".