World Press Photo Winners of 2012

Paul Hansen of Sweden, a photographer working for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 with this picture of a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. (Reuters)
Paul Hansen of Sweden, a photographer working for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 with this picture of a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. (Reuters)
Emin Ozmen of Turkey has won the second prize in the Spot News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Syrian opposition fighters interrogating and torturing an informant in Aleppo. (Reuters)
Emin Ozmen of Turkey has won the second prize in the Spot News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Syrian opposition fighters interrogating and torturing an informant in Aleppo. (Reuters)
Fabio Bucciarelli of Italy, a photographer working for the Agence France-Presse, has won the second prize in the Spot News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Battle to death'. The picture shows a Free Syrian Army fighter taking up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district. in Aleppo. (Reuters)
Fabio Bucciarelli of Italy, a photographer working for the Agence France-Presse, has won the second prize in the Spot News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Battle to death'. The picture shows a Free Syrian Army fighter taking up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district. in Aleppo. (Reuters)
Rodrigo Abd of Argentina, a photographer working for the Associated Press, has won the first prize in the General News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Aida, crying while recovering from severe injuries she received when her house was shelled by the Syrian Army in Idib. (Reuters)
Rodrigo Abd of Argentina, a photographer working for the Associated Press, has won the first prize in the General News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Aida, crying while recovering from severe injuries she received when her house was shelled by the Syrian Army in Idib. (Reuters)
Daniel Berehulak of Australia, a photographer working for Getty Images, has won the third prize in the General News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Japan after the wave'. The picture shows pine trees uprooted during the tsunami laying strewn over the beach in Rikuzentakata. (Reuters)
Daniel Berehulak of Australia, a photographer working for Getty Images, has won the third prize in the General News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Japan after the wave'. The picture shows pine trees uprooted during the tsunami laying strewn over the beach in Rikuzentakata. (Reuters)
Chen Wei Seng of Malaysia has won the first prize in the Sports Action Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a jockey showing relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields during the Pacu Jawi bull race in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra. (Reuters)
Chen Wei Seng of Malaysia has won the first prize in the Sports Action Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a jockey showing relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields during the Pacu Jawi bull race in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra. (Reuters)
Sergei Ilnitsky of Russia, a photographer working for the European Pressphoto Agency, has won the second prize in the Sports Action Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'The Golden Touch - Fencing at the Olympics'. The picture shows Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during their Men's Foil Individual Round 16 at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Reuters)
Sergei Ilnitsky of Russia, a photographer working for the European Pressphoto Agency, has won the second prize in the Sports Action Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'The Golden Touch - Fencing at the Olympics'. The picture shows Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during their Men's Foil Individual Round 16 at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Reuters)
Micah Albert of the U.S., a photographer working for Redux Images, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a woman pausing in the rain as she works as a trash picker at a 30-acre dump in Nairobi. (Reuters)
Micah Albert of the U.S., a photographer working for Redux Images, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a woman pausing in the rain as she works as a trash picker at a 30-acre dump in Nairobi. (Reuters)
Maika Elan of Vietnam, a photographer working for Management of StoryTellers MoST, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'The Pink Choice, Vietnam'. The picture shows Phan Thi Thuy Vy and Dang Thi Bich Bay, who have been together for one year, watching television to relax after studying at school in Da Nang. (Reuters)
Maika Elan of Vietnam, a photographer working for Management of StoryTellers MoST, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'The Pink Choice, Vietnam'. The picture shows Phan Thi Thuy Vy and Dang Thi Bich Bay, who have been together for one year, watching television to relax after studying at school in Da Nang. (Reuters)
Soren Bidstrup of Denmark, a photographer working for Berlingske, has won the second prize in the Daily Life Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a summer holiday camping trip in Jeselo. (Reuters)
Soren Bidstrup of Denmark, a photographer working for Berlingske, has won the second prize in the Daily Life Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a summer holiday camping trip in Jeselo. (Reuters)
Fausto Podavini of Italy has won the first prize in the Daily Life Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Mirella'. The picture shows Mirella taking care of her husband Luigi, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, in Rome. (Reuters)
Fausto Podavini of Italy has won the first prize in the Daily Life Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Mirella'. The picture shows Mirella taking care of her husband Luigi, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, in Rome. (Reuters)
Ilona Szwarc of Poland, a photographer working for Redux Images, has won the third prize in the People - Observed Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Kayla posing with her lookalike doll in front of a portrait of her ancestors in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters)
Ilona Szwarc of Poland, a photographer working for Redux Images, has won the third prize in the People - Observed Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Kayla posing with her lookalike doll in front of a portrait of her ancestors in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters)
Stefen Chow of Malaysia, a photographer working for Smithsonian magazine, has won the second prize in the People - Staged Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Ai Weiwei in Beijing. (Reuters)
Stefen Chow of Malaysia, a photographer working for Smithsonian magazine, has won the second prize in the People - Staged Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Ai Weiwei in Beijing. (Reuters)
Stefen Chow of Malaysia, a photographer working for Smithsonian magazine, has won the second prize in the People - Staged Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Ai Weiwei in Beijing . (Reuters)
Stefen Chow of Malaysia, a photographer working for Smithsonian magazine, has won the second prize in the People - Staged Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Ai Weiwei in Beijing . (Reuters)
Stephan Vanfleteren of Belgium, a Panos photographer working for Mercy Ships/De Standaard, has won the first prize in the People - Staged Portraits Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'People of Mercy, Guinea'. The picture shows Makone Soumaoro, 30,  who has a goiter. (Reuters)
Stephan Vanfleteren of Belgium, a Panos photographer working for Mercy Ships/De Standaard, has won the first prize in the People - Staged Portraits Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'People of Mercy, Guinea'. The picture shows Makone Soumaoro, 30, who has a goiter. (Reuters)
Christian Ziegler of Germany has won the first prize in the Nature Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of an endangered Southern Cassowary feeding on the fruit of the Blue Quandang tree in Black Mountain Road. (Reuters)
Christian Ziegler of Germany has won the first prize in the Nature Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of an endangered Southern Cassowary feeding on the fruit of the Blue Quandang tree in Black Mountain Road. (Reuters)
Paul Nicklen of Canada, a photographer working for the National Geographic magazine, has won the first prize in the Nature Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Emperor Penguins'. (Reuters)
Paul Nicklen of Canada, a photographer working for the National Geographic magazine, has won the first prize in the Nature Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series 'Emperor Penguins'. (Reuters)
Jan Grarup of Denmark, a photographer working for Laif Agency, has won the first prize in the Sports Features Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series. The picture shows an armed guard, paid by the Somali basketball association, watching over and protecting a women's basketball team as they play in Mogadishu. (Reuters)
Jan Grarup of Denmark, a photographer working for Laif Agency, has won the first prize in the Sports Features Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series. The picture shows an armed guard, paid by the Somali basketball association, watching over and protecting a women's basketball team as they play in Mogadishu. (Reuters)

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