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► For over 55 years, the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest is judged by leading experts in visual journalism who represent various aspects of the profession and the composition of the jury is changed from year to year. The prize-winning images are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year and over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images. The winners themselves uphold the foundations simple mission statement: We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism. A sampling of the winning images follows. You can browse more amazing content on World Press Photo. - Paula Nelson ( 18 photos total)► * Source : http://www.worldpressphoto.org. http://www.boston.com Click to continue 2 February 24, 2013
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. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to Click to continuethe mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is February 24, 2013carried behind on a stretcher.
2nd Prize, Spot News Single -Emin Ozmen/Turkey - July31, 2012, Aleppo, Syria. Oppositionfighters regularly launched operationsto seize government informants afterdark. Two informants werecaptured, declared guilty underinterrogation, and tortured throughoutthe night; tired soldiers had to bereplaced so the torture could continue.After 48 hours, the captives werereleased.# Click to continue 4 February 24, 2013
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 24, 2013between villages.#
2013, Sports Action, 2nd prize singles, Yongzhi ChuWARM UP10 July 2012 6Jiaxing, ChinaYoung male gymnasts stretch their legs as a female gymnastjumps onstage during a warmup at a youth sports school in February 24, 2013Zhejiang Province.
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, and 7hundreds of victories prepared fencingcompetitors for the opportunity to stand onthe piste at the 2012 London Olympic Games February 24, 2013to fight for gold.
2nd Prize Sports- Sports Action Stories - SergeiIlnitsky/Russia/EuropeanPressphoto Agency - The GoldenTouch, Fencing at theOlympics, July31, 2012, London, UK. AlaaeldinAbouelkassem of Egypt in actionagainst Peter Joppich of Germanyduring their Mens Foil IndividualRound 16 match. Years oftraining, thousands of battles, andhundreds of victories preparedfencing competitors for theopportunity to stand on the piste atthe 2012 London Olympic Gamesto fight for gold.# 8 February 24, 2013
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 bird’s eye view of the London 2012 SummerOlympics. 9 February 24, 2013
2013, Sports Action, 3rd prize singles, Wei ZhengSYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER10 August 2012London, UKA swimmer soars above the water in the synchronized swimmingcompetition. 10 February 24, 2013
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 the February 24, 2013oldest.
1st Prize Sports - Sports Features Stories - Jan Grarup/Denmark/Laif - Womens Basketball, Mogadishu, Somalia - Feb. 21, 2012, Mogadishu, Somalia. The Somali basketball 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 women’s rights. They have received many death threats 12 from not only al-Shabaab militias and radical Islamists, but some male members of their own families. "I just want toFebruary 24, 2013 dunk," said Suweys. It is on the basketball court she feels happiest. "Basketball makes me forget all my problems.”#
I JUST WANT TO DUNK 20 February 2012 Mogadishu, Somalia Suweys at her mother’s 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 have received 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 makes me forget all my problems.” 15 2013, Sports Feature, 1st prize stories, Jan Grarup February 24, 2013
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 24, 2013to do in the day besides picking [trash],” she said.#
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 husbandLuigi’s illness, Alzheimer’s, and devoted her life to him as his 17 February 24, 2013caregiver.#
2nd Prize Daily Life Singles - Soren Bidstrup/Denmark/Berlingske - 20Early Morning on Summer Holiday, Italy - July 8, 2012, Jeselo, Italy. Summer holiday February 24, 2013camping. Someone is up a little too early.#
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 Portuguese 21 February 24, 2013colonies in the country. 2013, Daily Life, 1st prize singles, Daniel Rodrigues
1st Prize People - Staged Portraits Stories - Stephan Vanfleteren/Belgium/Panos for Mercy Ships/De Standaard - People of Mercy, Guinea - Oct. 17, 2012, Conakry, Guinea. Makone Soumaoro, 30, goiter. “I dont have pain, but I am worried that my neck swells that much. I hope it it is not 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 60 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day. Three quarters of the population isilliterate. Health care is substandard and unaffordable for most people. Some get help with their health problems from NGO Mercy Ships aboard the hospital ship African Mercy docked in the capital Conakry. 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.# 22 February 24, 2013
1st Prize General NewsSingle - Rodrigo And, Argentina, TheAssociated Press - March10, 2012, Idib, Syria. Aida cries whilerecovering from severe injuries shereceived when her house was shelledby the Syrian Army. Her husband and Click to continue 23 February 24, 2013two children were fatally woundedduring the shelling.#
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 will February 24, 2013have a better life than hers.
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 be customized to look exactly like theirowners. Kayla poses with her lookalike doll in front of a portrait of her ancestors.# 25 February 24, 2013
3rd Prize People - Observed Portraits Stories - Ananda van deer Pluijm/The Netherlands - Martin - Feb. 15, 2012, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Afterliving with his father for ten years and staying in a youth shelter, Martin, 18, returned home two years ago to live with his mother. He arrived with some clothes in a bag and no work or degree.# 26 February 24, 2013
2013, General News, 2nd prize singles, Sebastiano TomadaWOUNDED BABY, ALEPPO03 October 2012Aleppo, SyriaA severely wounded child awaits medicaltreatment by the small staff of doctors inone of the citys last standinghospitals, as President Bashar al-Assadsarmy steps up its military campaign to 27 February 24, 2013regain control of the city.
2013, Contemporary Issues, Honorable Mention singles, Felipe Dana NATALIA 07 August 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Natalia Gonzales, a 15- year-old crack user, poses for a portrait in an area known as Crackland in the Manguinhos slum. 28 February 24, 2013
2nd Prize People -Staged Portraits Single - Stefen Chow/Malaysia/forSmithsonian Magazine - Ai Wei Wei - Feb. 6, 2012, Beijing, China - Ai Weiwei# 29 February 24, 2013
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 is February 24, 2013in place in much of the whale sharks global range.
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 24, 2013
1st Prize Nature Stories - Paul Nicklen/Canada/National Geographic 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 tripling their swimming speed by releasing millions of bubbles from theirfeathers. 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 leopard seals and to launch themselves up onto the ice.# 32 February 24, 2013
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 doll’s head. Monkeys purchased at local markets 33are trained for up to six months to perform tricks such as using stilts and playing the February 24, 2013guitar, and are said to help their young owners earn up to 50,000 rupiah in a day ($5).
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 24, 2013of up to 30 kilometers per hour to avoid leopard seals and to launch themselves up onto the ice.
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 24, 2013food and water and facing fear every day.
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 24, 2013her, and she loves them too.
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 24, 2013
3rd Prize General News Stories -Daniel Berehulak/Australia/Getty Images -Japan After the Wave - March7, 2012, Rikuzentakata, Japan. Pine treesuprooted during the tsunami lay strewn overthe beach.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 24, 2013
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 20 53 February 24, 2013
2013, Contemporary Issues, HonorableMention stories, Altaf Qadri SCHOOL FOR LESS FORTUNATE 07 November 2012 New 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 want other 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. He prepares 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, however it often doesnt reach them because of 56 corruption and arduous administrative procedures . February 24, 2013
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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 60 February 24, 2013Arabs, killed by security forces in 1976 during protests against government plans toconfiscate land in northern Israels Galilee region.
2013, Daily Life, 2nd prize stories, 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, environmental 61degradation, natural disasters, and other situations that affect February 24, 2013their habitat and livelihood.
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 hemisphere’s most violent street gangs sat across from one another in the stifling 63air 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 government’s 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 includes February 24, 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.
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 24, 2013
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 66 February 24, 2013make it the first Asian country to do so, …
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories - Maika Elan/Vietnam/Most - The Pink Choice, Vietnam - June 22, 2012, Da Nang, Vietnam. Phan Thi Thuy Vy and Dang Thi BichBay, who have been together for one year, watch television to relax afterstudying at school. Vietnam has historically been unwelcoming to same- sex relationships. But its Government is considering recognizing same- sex marriage, a move that would make it the first Asian country to do so, des. ….. 67 February 24, 2013
2013, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize singles, Emilio MorenattiBARCELONA DEMONSTRATIONS29 March 2012Barcelona, SpainMireia Arnau, 39, reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by 79demonstrators 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 February 24, 2013factories, and clashing with police in rowdy demonstrations.
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 24, 2013
2013, Spot News, 2nd prize BATTLE TO DEATHstories, Fabio Bucciarelli 11 October 2012 Aleppo, Syria A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade against government forces. In the wake of the Arab Spring, public demonstrations in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. Within a short time, clashes erupted across the country and led to civil war: an ongoing conflict that sees the governments forces opposed by the Free Syrian Army coalition. In July 2012, after more than a year of conflict, fighting reaches Aleppo, a stronghold of the revolutionary forces. The battle for the city becomes a real massacre. Every day, revolutionary fighters armed 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 Syria’s 22-month-old civil war. 92 February 24, 2013
2nd Prize Spot News Stories - Fabio Bucciarelli/Italy/Agence France- Presse - Oct. 10, 2012, Aleppo, Syria. A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district.# Click to continue 93 February 24, 2013BATTLE TO DEATH