Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption
Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.
Police officers in front of the Brazilian National Congress are summoned to contain protestors against corruption, who were attempting to invade the building with brooms for a symbolic cleansing. The photographer zeroed in on the officers for this shot to create mystery about whom they were chasing.
Wallpaper Download: iPad
Enter our 2013 photo and video contests, and sign up to receive the best stories from Smithsonian.com each week.