Award of Excellence
"Priests and Protests"
In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine. As a barricade of blazing tires belched thick black smoke, a line of priests stood between angry protesters and ominous riot police. Every freezing morning, priests sing prayers to demonstrators gathered on the Ukrainian capital's main square, a solemn and soothing interlude to vehement speeches calling for revolution.