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  2. 2. For over 55 years, the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the higheststandards in photojournalism. The contest is judged by leading experts in visualjournalism who represent various aspects of the profession and the composition ofthe jury is changed from year to year. The prize-winning images are assembled intoan exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year and over twomillion people go to a hundred different venues to see the images. The winnersthemselves uphold the foundations simple mission statement: We exist to inspireunderstanding of the world through quality photojournalism. A sampling of thewinning images follows. You can browse more amazing content on World PressPhoto. - Paula Nelson ( 18 photos total) * Source : http://www.worldpressphoto.org. http://www.boston.comClick to continue 2February 16, 2013
  3. 3. World Press Photo of the Year 2012 - PaulHansen/Sweeden/Dagens Nyheter - Nov. 20, 2012,Gaza City, Palestinian Territories. Two-year-oldSuhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brotherMuhammad were killed when their house wasdestroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father,3Fouad, was also killed and their mother was put inintensive care. Fouads brothers carry his children to Click to continuethe mosque for the burial ceremony as his body isFebruary 16, 2013carried behind on a stretcher.
  4. 4. 2nd Prize, Spot News Single -Emin Ozmen/Turkey - July 31, 2012,Aleppo, Syria. Opposition fightersregularly launched operations to seizegovernment informants after dark. Twoinformants were captured, declaredguilty under interrogation, and torturedthroughout the night; tired soldiers hadto be replaced so the torture couldcontinue. After 48 hours, the captiveswere released.# Click to continue4 February 16, 2013
  5. 5. 1st Prize Sports - Sports ActionSingle - Wei Seng Chen/Malaysia - Pacu JawiBull Race, Indonesia - Feb. 12, 2012, BatuSangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia. A jockey, hisfeet stepped into a harness strapped to the bullsand clutching their tails, shows relief and joy atthe end of a dangerous run across rice fields. ThePacu Jawi (bull race) is a popular competition at 5the end of harvest season keenly contested February 16, 2013between villages.#
  6. 6. 2013, Sports Action, 2nd prize singles, Yongzhi ChuWARM UP10 July 20126Jiaxing, ChinaYoung male gymnasts stretch their legs as a female gymnastjumps onstage during a warmup at a youth sports school inFebruary 16, 2013Zhejiang Province.
  7. 7. 2013, Sports Action, 2nd prize stories, Sergei IlnitskyTHE GOLDEN TOUCH01 August 2012London, UKGold medal winner Jiyeon Kim of SouthKorea kisses her medal during the awardceremony of the Womens Sabre IndividualFencing.Years of training, thousands of battles, and7hundreds of victories prepared fencingcompetitors for the opportunity to stand onthe piste at the 2012 London Olympic Games February 16, 2013to fight for gold.
  8. 8. 2nd Prize Sports- Sports Action Stories - SergeiIlnitsky/Russia/EuropeanPressphoto Agency - The GoldenTouch, Fencing at the Olympics,July 31, 2012, London, UK.Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egyptin action against Peter Joppich ofGermany during their Mens FoilIndividual Round 16 match. Yearsof training, thousands of battles,and hundreds of victories preparedfencing competitors for theopportunity to stand on the piste atthe 2012 London Olympic Gamesto fight for gold.#8 February 16, 2013
  9. 9. 2013, Sports Action, 3rd prize stories, Chris McGrathLONDON 2012 - AN OVERVIEW05 August 2012London, UKAndrea Baldini of Italy celebrates defeatingYuki Ota of Japan to win the gold medal match45-39 in the Mens Foil Team Fencing finals.A birds eye view of the London 2012 SummerOlympics.9 February 16, 2013
  10. 10. 2013, Sports Action, 3rd prize singles, Wei ZhengSYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER10 August 2012London, UKA swimmer soars above the water in the synchronized swimmingcompetition. 10February 16, 2013
  11. 11. 2013, Sports Feature, 2nd prize stories, Denis RouvreSUMO WRESTLERS22 February 2012Tokyo, JapanKenji DaidoThe life-long discipline, harshphysical training, and preparationfor the fight can explain the half-god status of Sumo in Japan today.Part of a team, the wrestlers arerequired to follow a strongly 11codified community life; theyoungest execute tasks for thecommunity and even serve theFebruary 16, 2013oldest.
  12. 12. 1st Prize Sports - Sports Features Stories -Jan Grarup/Denmark/Laif - Womens Basketball, Mogadishu, Somalia - Feb. 21, 2012, Mogadishu, Somalia. The Somalibasketball association pays armed guards to watch over and protect Suweys and her team when they play. In Mogadishu,the war-torn capital of Somalia, young women risk their lives to play basketball. Suweys, the 19-year-old captain of a womens basketball team, and her friends defy radical Islamist views on womens rights. They have received manydeath threats from not only al-Shabaab militias and radical 12Islamists, but some male members of their own families. "I just want to dunk," said Suweys. It is on the basketball courtFebruary 16, 2013 she feels happiest. "Basketball makes me forget all myproblems.#
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  15. 15. I JUST WANT TO DUNK 20 February 2012Mogadishu, SomaliaSuweys at her mothers home, four kilometers from the center of Mogadishu.In Mogadishu, the war-torn capital of Somalia, young women risk their lives toplay basketball. Suweys, the 19-year-old captain of a womens basketball team, and her friends defy radical Islamist views on womens rights. They havereceived many death threats from not only al-Shabaab militias and radicalIslamists, but some male members of their own families. " I just want to dunk," said Suweys. It is on the basketball court she feels happiest. "Basketball makesme forget all my problems.152013, Sports Feature, 1st prize stories, Jan Grarup February 16, 2013
  16. 16. 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Single - Micah Albert/USA/Redux Images- April 3, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya. Pausing in the rain, a woman working as a trashpicker at the 30-acre dump, which literally spills into households of one millionpeople living in nearby slums, wishes she had more time to look at the books she 16comes across. She even likes the industrial parts catalogs. It gives me something else February 16, 2013to do in the day besides picking [trash], she said.#
  17. 17. 1st Prize Daily Life Stories - FaustoPodavini/Italy - Mirella - June 1, 2012, Rome, Italy. Despite herhusbands life-threatening disease, Mirella devoted her life toassisting Luigi, trying to be positive and reassuring, looking afterhim with intense love and respect. Everyday care, usually done in afew minutes, takes hours when it concerns someone with dementia.Mirella, 71, spent 43 years of her life with the only person she loved,with all of lifes difficulties, laughter, and beautiful moments. Butover the last six years things changed: Mirella lived with her husbandLuigis illness, Alzheimers, and devoted her life to him as his 17February 16, 2013caregiver.#
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  20. 20. 2nd Prize Daily Life Singles - Soren Bidstrup/Denmark/Berlingske -20Early Morning on Summer Holiday, Italy - July 8, 2012, Jeselo, Italy. Summer holiday February 16, 2013camping. Someone is up a little too early.#
  21. 21. FOOTBALL IN GUINEA-BISSAU03 March 2012Dulombi, Guinea BissauMany young football players around the world touch their first ball ona field of bare dirt. Here a youth group plays on a football field thatwas the site of military barracks and fields of the former Portuguese21 February 16, 2013colonies in the country. 2013, Daily Life, 1st prize singles, Daniel Rodrigues
  22. 22. 1st Prize People - Staged Portraits Stories - Stephan Vanfleteren/Belgium/Panos for Mercy Ships/De Standaard - People of Mercy,Guinea - Oct. 17, 2012, Conakry, Guinea. MakoneSoumaoro, 30, goiter. I dont have pain, but I am worried that my neck swells that much. I hope it it isnot a tumor because I am a housewife and my man and three children need me. Guinea is one of the least developed countries in the world. More than 60percent of the population lives on less than onedollar per day. Three quarters of the population isilliterate. Health care is substandard and unaffordable for most people. Some get help with their healthproblems from NGO Mercy Ships aboard thehospital ship African Mercy docked in the capitalConakry. They are treated by volunteer surgeons, doctors and nurses with such health issues as cataracts, teeth problems, and skin diseases to more complex orthopedic or tumor surgeries.# 22February 16, 2013
  23. 23. 1st Prize General NewsSingle - Rodrigo And, Argentina, TheAssociated Press - March 10, 2012,Idib, Syria. Aida cries whilerecovering from severe injuries shereceived when her house was shelledby the Syrian Army. Her husband andClick to continue23 February 16, 2013two children were fatally woundedduring the shelling.#
  24. 24. 2013, Observed Portraits, 2ndprize singles, Marie HaldBONNIE07 September 2012Soroe, DenmarkSince the age of 18, Bonnie Cleo Andersen has beenworking as a prostitute, a profession legal in Denmarksince 1999. Now 38, she owns a house in a village 24where she runs a brothel by herself. She had a hard andviolent childhood and has gone to prison more thanonce. Today, her only goal is that her children willFebruary 16, 2013have a better life than hers.
  25. 25. 3rd Prize People -Observed Portraits Single - IlonaSzwarc/Poland/Redux Pictures - Kayla, Boston, USA - Feb. 19, 2012, Boston,Massachusetts, USA - American Girl is a popular line of dolls that can becustomized to look exactly like theirowners. Kayla poses with her lookalike doll in front of a portrait of herancestors.# 25February 16, 2013
  26. 26. 3rd Prize People - Observed PortraitsStories - Ananda van deer Pluijm/The Netherlands -Martin - Feb. 15, 2012, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Afterliving with his father for ten years and staying in a youthshelter, Martin, 18, returned home two years ago to live with his mother. He arrived with some clothes in a bagand no work or degree.# 26February 16, 2013
  27. 27. 2013, General News, 2nd prizesingles, Sebastiano TomadaWOUNDED BABY, ALEPPO03 October 2012Aleppo, SyriaA severely wounded child awaits medicaltreatment by the small staff of doctors inone of the citys last standing hospitals,as President Bashar al-Assads army stepsup its military campaign to regain control 27February 16, 2013of the city.
  28. 28. 2013, Contemporary Issues, Honorable Mention singles, Felipe Dana NATALIA07 August 2012Rio de Janeiro, BrazilNatalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user,poses for a portrait inan area known asCrackland in theManguinhos slum. 28February 16, 2013
  29. 29. 2nd Prize People -Staged Portraits Single - StefenChow/Malaysia/forSmithsonian Magazine - Ai Wei Wei - Feb. 6, 2012, Beijing, China - Ai Weiwei#29 February 16, 2013
  30. 30. WHALE SHARKS28 August 2008Hanifaru Bay Marine Reserve, MaldivesA whale shark breaks the surface while waiting for a tidal delivery ofplankton into a large cul-de-sac in the coral reef. Once the waters turnfrom clear turquoise blue to cloudy green, this shark and others in thearea will alternate between ram and suction feeding, to hoover andfilter their planktonic food from the water column.Whale sharks have roamed the oceans for 60 million years, yet weknow little about their reproduction, social behavior, and migrations.30The species was extensively hunted, but today protective legislation isFebruary 16, 2013in place in much of the whale sharks global range.
  31. 31. 1st Prize Nature Single - Christian Ziegler/Germany/Southern Cassowary, Australia - Nov. 16, 2012,Black Mountain Road, Australia. The endangered Southern Cassowary feeds on the fruit of the Blue Quandang tree.Cassowaries are a keystone species in northern Australian rainforests because of their ability to carry so many big seeds such long distances.#31 February 16, 2013
  32. 32. 1st Prize Nature Stories - Paul Nicklen/Canada/NationalGeographic Magazine - Emperor Penguins, Ross Sea - Nov. 18, 2012, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Even though they have evolved an incredibly advanced bubble physiology the greatest challenge they face is the loss of sea ice that supports their colonies and ecosystem.New science shows that Emperor Penguins are capable of triplingtheir swimming speed by releasing millions of bubbles from theirfeathers. These bubbles reduce the friction between their feathers andthe icy seawater, allowing them to accelerate in the water. They usespeeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour to avoid leopard seals and to launch themselves up onto the ice.#32 February 16, 2013
  33. 33. 2013, Nature, 2nd prize singles, Ali LutfiMIMIN05 December 2012Solo, IndonesiaOne of the monkeys trained to entertain motorists along busy intersections in the CentralJava city, Mimin wears a mask made from a dolls head. Monkeys purchased at local markets 33are trained for up to six months to perform tricks such as using stilts and playing the guitar,February 16, 2013and are said to help their young owners earn up to 50,000 rupiah in a day ($5).
  34. 34. 2013, Nature, 1st prizestories, Paul NicklenEMPEROR PENGUINS19 November 2011Ross Sea, AntarcticaNew science shows that Emperor Penguins are capable of tripling their swimming speed by releasing millionsof bubbles from their feathers. These bubbles reduce the friction between their feathers and the icy seawater,allowing them to accelerate in the water. They use speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour to avoid leopardseals and to launch themselves up onto the ice. New science shows that Emperor Penguins are capable oftripling their swimming speed by releasing millions of bubbles from their feathers. These bubbles reduce the 34friction between their feathers and the icy seawater, allowing them to accelerate in the water. They use speeds February 16, 2013of up to 30 kilometers per hour to avoid leopard seals and to launch themselves up onto the ice.
  35. 35. 2013, General News, 1st prize stories, Alessio RomenziSYRIA UNDER SIEGE08 August 2012Zabadani, SyriaFlares seek to light up Free Syrian Army positions as government forces shell the village.The civilian unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic began in March 2011 and continues to affect people,particularly in the most vulnerable segments of the population. At least 60,000 people have been killedsince uprising began, according to the United Nations (UN), and the number of Syrian refugeesregistered by the UN in the Middle East and North Africa has surpassed half a million. The situation 35continues to deteriorate in villages and cities in the country, leaving people without protection, shelter, February 16, 2013food and water and facing fear every day.
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  42. 42. 2013, Staged Portraits, 3rd prize stories, Fu YongjunMISS MY PARENTS SOMUCH09 February 2012Zhangmu, ChinaWu Mingjie, 4, parents working in GuangdongProvince.Across China, nearly 50 million children do not livewith their parents. Nearly every young person in 42Zhangmu, a village near Chongqing, works far fromhome, and 21 children were left behind. Fu Huaying is asubstitute teacher in the village. All of the children love February 16, 2013her, and she loves them too.
  43. 43. 43February 16, 2013MISS MY PARENTS SO MUCH
  44. 44. JAPAN AFTER THE WAVE02 March 2012Ishinomaki, JapanPeople walk down a road in a neighborhood ravaged by the tsunami.One year later, areas of Japan most impacted by the earthquake andsubsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing, continue tostruggle. Thousands of people remain living in temporary dwellings.The government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubbleas it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods.44 February 16, 2013
  45. 45. 3rd Prize General News Stories -Daniel Berehulak/Australia/Getty Images -Japan After the Wave - March 7, 2012,Rikuzentakata, Japan. Pine trees uprootedduring the tsunami lay strewn over thebeach.One year later, areas of Japan mostimpacted by the earthquake and subsequenttsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305missing, continue to struggle. Thousands ofpeople remain living in temporary dwellings.The government faces an uphill battle withthe need to dispose of rubble as it works torebuild economies and livelihoods.#45 February 16, 2013
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  53. 53. 2013, Spot News, 1st prize stories, Bernat ArmangueGAZA18 November 2012Gaza City, Palestinian TerritoriesSmoke rises after an Israeli strike.Series chronicling the latest escalation betweenPalestine and Israel in November 2053 February 16, 2013
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  56. 56. 2013, Contemporary Issues, HonorableMention stories, Altaf Qadri SCHOOL FOR LESS FORTUNATE 07 November 2012New Delhi, India Every morning, children from nearby slums arrive in small groups, barefoot and carrying mats and brooms and start cleaning a portion of a land under a metro rail bridge, which will be their school for the rest of the morning. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, along with his friend, founded the free school for underprivileged children under a metro bridge a year ago. He teaches at least 45 children every day. Sharma, a 40-year-old father of three from Uttar Pradesh, Indias most populous state, was forced to drop out of college in his third year due to financial difficulties. He didnt wantother children to face the same difficulties, so he decided to start the free school. He persuaded local laborers and farmers to allow their children to attend his school instead of working to add to the family income. Heprepares these children for admission to government schools and hopes to equip them with the tools necessary to overcome their poverty. Millions of dollars are given to fund the education of poor children in India, howeverit often doesnt reach them because of corruption and arduous 56 administrative procedures.February 16, 2013
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  60. 60. 2013, General News, Honorable Mention singles, Ammar AwadPEPPER SPRAY30 March 2012Jerusalem, IsraelIsraeli border officers pepper spray an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on LandDay outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalems Old City. Israeli security forces fired rubberbullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian protestors whenannual Land Day rallies turned violent. Land Day commemorates the death of six Arabs,60 February 16, 2013killed by security forces in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscateland in northern Israels Galilee region.
  61. 61. 2013, Daily Life, 2nd prizestories, Paolo PatriziMIGRANT SEX WORKERS24 July 2009Rome, ItalySharon, a sex worker, on her makeshift bed.For nearly 20 years, the women of Benin City, a town in thestate of Edo in the south-central part of Nigeria, have traveledto Italy to work in the sex trade. Every year, successful onesrecruit younger girls to follow in their steps. Most migrantwomen, including those who end up in the sex industry, havemade a clear decision to leave home and take their chancesoverseas. They are headstrong and ambitious women whomigrate in order to escape conflict, persecution, environmental61degradation, natural disasters, and other situations that affectFebruary 16, 2013their habitat and livelihood.
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  63. 63. EL SALVADOR GANGS14 August 2012San Salvador, El SalvadorAn anti-gang police unit searches for gang members. Many in El Salvador remain skeptical that the truce will stick, noting that young men in poor neighborhoods lack alternatives and there is noeasy way to lure them off the streets.They had faced off many times before, on the streets, with guns in their hands. But when top leaders of two of the hemispheres most violent street gangs sat across from one another in the stifling63air of a maximum security prison, the encounter had a very different aim: peace. With a military chaplain and a former lawmaker officiating, the imprisoned gang leaders held a moment of silencefor the thousands of people their street armies had killed. After a few more meetings and the governments concession to transfer 30 of the leaders to less-restrictive conditions they shookhands on a pact to put an end to the killings. The truce endures in El Salvador, long one of the most violent countries in the Americas. With 30,000 to 50,000 members and weaponry that includesFebruary 16, 2013assault-style rifles and grenades, the two gangs are virtual armies that have the power to affect the security of the entire region and they have used it to terrorize populations still weary fromyears of civil war and instability.
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  65. 65. 2013, General News, 3rd prize singles, Dominic NahrSUDAN BORDER WARS17 April 2012Heglig, SudanA Sudan Armed Forces soldier lies dead in a pool of oil next to a leaking oilfacility. He was killed during heavy fighting with southern Sudanese SPLA troops,after they entered the northern Sudan oil town during a brief but bloody borderwar between the two countries.65 February 16, 2013
  66. 66. THE PINK CHOICE10 July 2011Hanoi, VietnamTran Van Chuc and Nguyen Van Dung have beentogether for more than one year.Vietnam has historically been unwelcoming to same-sexrelationships. But its Government is consideringrecognizing same-sex marriage, a move that would 66February 16, 2013make it the first Asian country to do so,
  67. 67. 1st Prize ContemporaryIssues Stories- Maika Elan/Vietnam/Most - The Pink Choice, Vietnam - June 22, 2012,Da Nang, Vietnam. Phan Thi Thuy Vy and Dang Thi Bich Bay, who have been together for one year, watch television to relax after studying atschool. Vietnam has historically been unwelcoming to same-sexrelationships. But its Government is considering recognizing same-sexmarriage, a move that would make it the first Asian country to do so, des...67 February 16, 2013
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  79. 79. 2013, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize singles, Emilio MorenattiBARCELONA DEMONSTRATIONS29 March 2012Barcelona, SpainMireia Arnau, 39, reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by79demonstrators during clashes with the police at a general strike in the city. Workerslivid over labor reforms they see as flagrantly pro-business staged a nationwidestrike and tried to bring the country to a halt by blocking traffic, closing factories,February 16, 2013and clashing with police in rowdy demonstrations.
  80. 80. 2013, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Javier ManzanoSIEGE OF ALEPPO18 October 2012Aleppo, SyriaTwo rebel soldiers stand guard in the Karmel Jablneighborhood of Aleppo. The dust from more than onehundred days of shelling, bombing, and firefights hungthick in the air around them as they took turns guarding 80their machine-gun nests.February 16, 2013
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  92. 92. 2013, Spot News, 2nd prizeBATTLE TO DEATHstories, Fabio Bucciarelli 11 October 2012Aleppo, SyriaA Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenadeagainst government forces. In the wake of the Arab Spring, public demonstrations in Syria againstPresident Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. Within a short time,clashes erupted across the country and led to civil war: an ongoingconflict that sees the governments forces opposed by the Free Syrian Army coalition. In July 2012, after more than a year of conflict, fightingreaches Aleppo, a stronghold of the revolutionary forces. The battle for the city becomes a real massacre. Every day, revolutionary fightersarmed only with Kalashnikov rifles face the loyalist army and its tanks and aircrafts. According to the United Nations, more than 60,000 people have died in Syrias 22-month-old civil war.92 February 16, 2013
  93. 93. 2nd Prize Spot News Stories - FabioBucciarelli/Italy/Agence France- Presse - Oct. 10, 2012, Aleppo, Syria. A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up aposition during clashes againstgovernment forces in the Sulemain Halabi district.#Click to continue 93February 16, 2013BATTLE TO DEATH
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