In pictures: Yannis Behrakis, photographer who captured key moments in Middle East, dies
Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis bore witness to the most dramatic events in the Middle East and beyond, from wars to major crises, over the last 30 years.
"My mission is to tell you the story and then you decide what you want to do," he told a panel discussing his Reuters Pulitzer Prize-winning photo series on the European migrant crisis (see main image from Lesbos, 2015). "My mission is to make sure that nobody can say: 'I didn't know'."
Here is a selection of some of his work from the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier walks through a field near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, 25 February 2008. (Reuters)
Kurdish refugees struggle for a loaf of bread during a humanitarian aid distribution at the Iraqi-Turkish border, 5 April 1991. (Reuters)
An anti-government protester prays as his comrades stand behind barbed wire in front of army tanks alongside the Egyptian Museum on the front line near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, 5 February 2011. (Reuters)
A man is carried at the site in Masala square where the body to Ayatollah Khomeini lies in state, in Tehran, Iran, 5 June 1989. (Reuters)
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, 10 September 2015 (Reuters)
An Iraqi Shia man carries a flag stained with the blood of men who wounded themselves to demonstrate their love to the Imam, whilst walking through a sandstorm in Karbala, Iraq, 19 April 2003. (Reuters)
This article is available in French on Middle East Eye French edition.