First Place - 2016 Spot News
A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labor reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France.
The French government's labour market proposals, which are designed to make it easier for companies to hire and fire, have sparked a series of nationwide protests and strikes over the past three months. Masked youths clashed with police in Paris and striking workers blockaded refineries and nuclear power stations on May 26, 2016 as an escalating wave of industrial action against labour reforms rocked France.
Jean-Philippe Ksiazek / Agence France-Presse