Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo won the prize for his photo of women shouting "Allahu Akbar" from the Tehran rooftops.
Spiegel Online has a good interview with Masturzo, where he describes the circumstances around the photo.
The criticism -- that others were out on the streets documenting the violence -- seems particularly unfair: What does good storytelling have to do with being brave?
And besides, the nightly "Allahu Akbar" chants, especially from people who wouldn't normally attend a street protest, were perhaps the leitmotif of last June's unrest.
-- Luke Allnutt