In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like this Mozambique soccer fan, who is thrilled....I guess? He's either elated or just got hit with a cattle prod. It could go either way.
The official caption for this photo says it was taken after a World Cup qualifier between Mozambique and Kenya in September. The only problem is that I can't tell if this guy's team won or not. It's a thin line between tears of joy and tears of tear gas. That's soccer for you.
Anyway, I found this picture on the Boston Globe's awesome "Big Picture" feature, which just launched part one of its "2009 in photos" review. It's haunting, sad, funny, bizarre and very, very cool. Take some time for yourself this morning to check it out.
2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) [The Big Picture]
[Photo: Riot police contain supporters of Mozambique's national soccer team after their World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match against Kenya in Maputo, September 6, 2009. (REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg)]