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Jodi Bieber of South Africa won the top prize for her portrait of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off by her abusive husband, with Taliban approval, as punishment for running away.


Daniele Tamagni of Italy won for her series on the "Flying Cholitas" wrestlers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniele Tamagni / X80001

Gustavo Cuevas of Spain was honored for his photo of Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio being gored.


Omar Feisal of Somalia won for his photo of a man carrying a shark through the streets.


Peter Lakatos of Hungary won first place in the Singles Spot News category for his photo of a suicide jumper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Lakatos / WWP / ANP

Seamus Murphy of Ireland won for this photo he took of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seamus Murphy / WWP / ANP

Joost van den Broek's portrait is of Kirill Lewerski, a cadet on the Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joost van den Broek / De Volkskrant

This photo by Riccardo Venturi of Italy shows a boy standing by a burning market a few days after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Riccardo Venturi / AFP

This image of Hindu devotees in Indonesia walking towards the ash-spewing Mount Bromo volcano to make offerings at a temple was part of a series of photos of the erupting volcano that won Christophe Archambault 3rd Prize in the Nature Stories category.


Vincent Yu was awarded 3rd prize in the People in the News singles category for this image of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, right, at a military parade with his younger son, Kim Jong Eun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

Martin Roemers of the Netherlands won 1st Prize Daily Life Stories for this image from the Indian city formerly known as Calcutta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Roemers / Panos Pictures

Davide Monteleone of Italy won for this image from Milan Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Davide Monteleone / Contrasto for The New York Times

Mike Hutchings, of South Africa, won 1st Prize Singles Sports in the News for this image of Netherland's Demy de Zeeuw being kicked in the face by Uruguay's Martin Caceres during the World Cup Soccer semi-final in July 2010.


Adam Pretty, of Australia, won 1st Prize Sports Stories for this photograph of Thomas Daley of Britain competing in the men's springboard diving event during the Youth Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty Images

Olivier Laban-Mattei, of France, won 1st prize in the General News Stories category for this image of a worker at a morgue in the Haitian capital after the deadly earthquake last year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Ed Kashi, of the U.S., won 2nd Prize in the Contemporary Issues category for this image of Nguyen Thi Ly, 9, who suffers from disabilities caused by Agent Orange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Kashi / VII Photo Agency

Stefano Unterthiner of Italy, with National Geographic magazine, won 2nd Prize in Nature Stories for this photograph of whooper swans at dawn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stefano Unterthiner / National Geographic Magazine

Corentin Fohlen of France won the 2nd prize in the Spot News Stories category for this image from the anti-government riots in Thailand.


Andrew Biraj, a Reuters photographer based in Bangladesh, won the 3rd Prize in the Daily Life Single category with this picture of an overcrowded train approaching a station in the capital.


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The World Press Photo international photography contest has announced its winner for 2010. Jodi Bieber was chosen for her portrait of a disfigured young woman that was published on the cover of Time magazine.

The World Press Photo contest draws submissions from around the globe, and this year set a record with 108,059 images submitted by 5,847 photographers from 125 nations.

The winners gallery is not only stunningly powerful, it’s a good synopsis of the major events that took place in the last year.

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  1. February 12, 2011, 1:18 pm

    This photo reminds me of why it's called the Muslim Brotherhood and not the Muslim Sisterhood. I just hope the folks that advocate this sort of violence toward women don't take over Egypt.

    By: keekee
  2. July 7, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Aloha mate! I quite agree with your opinion. Thank you for posting this.

    By: cardaddy

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