Sunday, July 08, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 08 July 2012

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We are continuing with our iconic photographs series for the daily quiz.
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The photo was taken by Mike Wells in an African country. It shows the contrast between the health of a Christian Missionary's hand, the one on the right side of the photo, and that of a native of the country, the one on the left side of the photo.
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Identify the country and the regime, which was in power at the time of capture of the snap.
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The photographer, Mike Wells, took this picture to show the extent of starvation in Africa. This photo captures the 1980 Famine of Karamoja in Uganda. It shows a malnourished child holding hands with a missionary. The stark contrast between the two people serves as a reminder of the gulf in wealth between developed and developing countries. The famine in 1980, which resulted due to a severe drought, led to one of the worst fatalities, with 21% of the population (60% being infants) dead. Mike Wells won the World Press Photo Award for this snap.