Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chose a picture of the Moroccan national football team in the recent World Cup competitions in Qatar as the best sports picture taken during the past year by the cameras of the "Anatolia" news agency.
The picture shows the Moroccan national team prostrating in congregation after the victory over Spain by penalty kicks in the final price of the World Cup, and their arrival in the golden square, which is the image that the agency chose for it as the title "Prostration of Thanks", and it was taken by the photographer Salih Zaki Fadli Oglu.
Morocco's national team prostrated after qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Spain (Anatolia Agency)
And the "Atlas Lions" achieved the best Arab and African achievement in the history of the World Cup during the first World Cup to be held on Arab lands, after it reached the golden square of the competition and overcame the top football in the world such as Belgium, Spain and Portugal, before its journey ended at the hands of the French national team in the role of Half 0-2.
President Erdogan's choice of this photo came on the occasion of his participation in the voting organized by Anadolu Agency since 2012 and is known for the participation of many senior officials, ministers and politicians, led by President Erdogan, in addition to athletes, artists and others.
In the news category, President Erdogan chose a photo entitled (The First Journey of "Tug"), taken during the inauguration of the Turkish domestic electric car factory.
Photo (Tug's first trip), taken during the inauguration of the Turkish domestic electric car factory (Anadolu Agency)
As for the environment and life category, Erdogan chose the image of "extinguishing the fire", which is a picture of a turtle that was injured by a fire in the forests of the Turkish state of Mugla, to which a member of the gendarmerie provides water.
Image of "extinguishing the fire", which is a picture of a turtle that was injured by a fire in the forests of the Turkish state of Mugla (Anadolu Agency)
It is worth noting that the photos of the year are chosen from among 85 photographs that are considered the most impressive by photojournalists, and relate to various topics such as war, politics, sports, society and developments affecting the Turkish and global agenda.
Voting takes place according to 3 categories: news, sports, environment and life.