This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of Nov. 6 - 13, 2008. This image is beautiful, but I was surprised to see it won the Reader's Choice that week. Usually scenic or humorous images are more popular with our audience. This one beat out second place by a very respectable margin.
Motherless orphans and lost children rest at the Don Bosco Ngangi center in Goma, eastern Congo on Nov 13, 2008. Fighting in Congo intensified in Aug. and has since displaced at least hundreds of thousands of people despite the presence of the largest U.N. peacekeeping force in the world.