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World Press Photo of the Year, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles: African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia in Djibouti City, Djibouti, on Feb. 26, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Stanmeyer / VII for National Geographic

1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories: As the fight continued to rage, Shane told Maggie that she could choose between getting beaten in the kitchen, or going with him to the basement so they could talk privately.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sara Naomi Lewkowicz / World Press Photo

1st prize Spot News Single: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte, Philippines, on Nov. 18, 2013. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than 4 million homeless after it hit the central Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phillipe Lopez / Agence France-Presse

1st prize Daily Life Single: Kachin Independence Army fighters drink and celebrate at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before, Burma, on March 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julius Schrank / De Volkskrant

2nd prize Spot News Stories: A woman and children hide after gunmen opened fire in the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 21, 2013. They escaped unharmed. At least 39 people were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya's history.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times

1st prize General News Single: Military Ramp, an emergency refugee center in an abandoned school in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Nov. 21, 2013. The center provides housing for about 800 Syrian refugees, including 390 children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandro Penso / OnOff Picture

2nd prize General News Stories: Demonstrators gather on a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Nov. 17, 2013, to call for the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia following the murder of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria by members of Seleka.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: William Daniels / Panos Pictures for Time

1st prize People Staged Portraits Single: A group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India, on Sept. 25, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brent Stirton / Getty Images

1st prize People Observed Portraits Single: A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see the late former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, on Dec.13, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

3rd prize Sports Action Stories: Daniel Arnamnart of Australia competes in the men's 100-meter backstroke during Day 2 of the Australian Swimming Championships on April 27, 2013, at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

2nd prize People Staged Portraits Stories: Ali, a young Egyptian bodybuilder, poses with his mother in Cairo, on Feb. 3, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Dailleux / Agence Vu

1st prize Nature Stories: A cougar walks on a trail in Los Angeles' Griffith Park captured by a camera trap, Los Angeles, on March 2, 2013. To reach the park, which has been the cougarÂ’'s home for the last two years, it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the U.S.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Winter / National Geographic

3rd prize Nature Stories: A 5-year-old bonobo of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 25, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Ziegler / National Geographic

2nd prize Sports Action Single: A competitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, Poland, on March 24, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrzej Grygiel / Polska Agencja Prasowa

1st prize Sports Feature Stories: Swedish athlete Nadja Casadei feels better just before her last treatment in Lidingo, Sweden, on Dec.19, 2013. Casadei has participated in the World and European Championships in heptathlon. In autumn 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer and by January 2014 she completed her chemotherapy. She has continued to train throughout her illness, hoping to be healthy and ready by the summer for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Holgersson / World Press Photo

1st prize Daily Life Stories: The North Central American Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) is one of the most violent regions in the world. In many cases, clothes that are found become the only means to identify victims.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Ramos / El Faro

3rd prize Contemporary Issues Single: Police arrive at a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge and three more are on the floor. They had been killed by organized crime in retaliation against other criminal groups in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, on March 8, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Vanegas / La Vanguardia/El Guardian

1st prize Spot News Stories: Syrian rebel fighters take cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell fired toward them by the Syrian Army in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

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1 Comment

  1. February 14, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Excellent work

    By: Qayyum

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