A photo that demonstrates the impact of mobile phones on modern human civilization has been named the 57th World Press Photo of the Year. The photo, “Signal,” captured by American photographer John Stanmeyer (a founding member of the VII photo agency, who has worked almost exclusively for National Geographic), shows African migrant workers on the shore of Djibouti attempting to grab cheap reception with their cell phones from neighboring Somalia. It illustrates how big of a role cell phones and technology play in our lives, even in places considered as Third World by the West.

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