A picture titled "The First Embrace" won the title of the international press picture of the year, due to the feelings it reflects, in which an 85-year-old Brazilian woman appears during her first embrace with a nurse after five months, through a transparent curtain that provides protection from the emerging corona virus, which caused With the death of at least 3 million people.
The photo was taken by the Danish photographer, Mads Nissen, on August 5, 2020, during the moment when the Brazilian nurse, Adriana Silva da Costa, embraced an elderly woman named Rosa Luisa in a local care home, and this is the second time that the same photographer won the same award.
According to Nissen, "The main message of this image is sympathy. It's love and compassion."