back to top
Community

The One Photo That Perfectly Describes The Filipino People

Photo of the Year. You can bet on it!

Posted on

Yesterday (November 18), Agence France-Presse posted this on its Facebook page.

Caption reads, "Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte, on November 18, 2013."
fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net / Via facebook.com

Caption reads, "Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte, on November 18, 2013."

Hong Kong-based photographer Philippe Lopez captured this brilliant yet tragic image.

The image perfectly takes hold of that moment when a group of villagers express their hope and faith, two things Filipinos will never run out of, in the midst of tragedy and destruction.
Via Twitter: @AFP

The image perfectly takes hold of that moment when a group of villagers express their hope and faith, two things Filipinos will never run out of, in the midst of tragedy and destruction.

The photo even graced the front page of International New York Times, formerly International Herald Tribune.

Caption reads, "Post-typhoon struggle: A religious procession on Monday on Leyte Island, the Philippines, which faces trouble feeding and housing its displaced population."
pbs.twimg.com / Via Twitter: @AFPManila

Caption reads, "Post-typhoon struggle: A religious procession on Monday on Leyte Island, the Philippines, which faces trouble feeding and housing its displaced population."

Folks on Twitter were generally amazed at the photo.

But there were those who just didn't get it.

To which we say...

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!