Agence France-Presse photographer Bulent Kilic was honoured Saturday at photojournalism’s biggest annual festival for dramatic images of refugees fleeing across the Turkish border. Kilic, 35, won the Visa d’Or for News, the most prestigious award handed out at the ‘Visa Pour L’Image’ festival in Perpignan, southwestern France. The photographer, who has already won several top awards, told AFP he was honoured. ‘It is so nice when people trust you,’ he said. ‘I got to go back to work… That prize makes me happy, but it is time to go further.’ The images he captured as thousands of refugees climbed over barbed wire-topped fences at the Turkish border post in Akcakale while fleeing Syria ended on the front pages of newspapers and websites around the world.

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