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Feb 13, 2017

World Press Photo Winners 2016

World Press Photo Winners 2016

The World Press Photo awards have just been rewarded to some very deserving photographers.
These are the people who bring us the news and background stories, 24/7 365 days of the year. And they say a pictures says more then a thousand words, so their work is very important to us.

World Press Photo Winners 2016
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World Press Photo Awards 2017 Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey December 19, 2016. Burhan Ozbilici/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA, 9 July 2016. Evans, a 28-year-old Pennsylvania nurse and mother of one, traveled to Baton Rouge to protest against the shooting of Alton Sterling. Sterling was a 37-year-old black man and father of five, who was shot at close range by two white police officers. The shooting, captured on a multitude of cell phone videos, aggravated the unrest coursing through the United States in previous years over the use of excessive force by police, particularly against black men. Jonathan Bachman/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Third Prize Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiles as he looks back at his competition, whilst winning the 100-meter semi-final sprint, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt is regarded as the fastest human ever timed. He is the first person to hold both the 100-meter and 200-meter world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. Kai Oliver Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories: Standing Rock Riot police clear marchers from a secondary road outside a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) worker camp using rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and arrests in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., November 15, 2016. In other incidents they've employed militarized vehicles, water canons, tear gas and have been accused of using percussion grenades. Amber Bracken/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories - Amber Bracken - Standing Rock In camp, every day tasks like cooking and chopping wood are the front line. Here men unload a massive donation of firewood. For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and threatening their water supply. The estimated $3.78 billion project, backed by Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly complete, covering almost 1,172 miles. In military vehicles and body armor, police used tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons against the protesters, and have been accused of inhumane treatment of arrestees. Amber Bracken/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - First Prize, Stories Members of the Ejercito Juvenil del Trabajo waited along the road to Santiago de Cuba at dawn for Fidel Castro's caravan on December 3, 2016. Cuba declared nine days of mourning after Fidel Castro's death, a period that culminated with his funeral. Tomas Munita/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - First Prize Fidel Castro's funeral procession in Santa Clara, Cuba on December 1, 2016. Cuba declared nine days of mourning after Fidel Castro's death, a period that culminated with his funeral. Tomas Munita/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Third Prize An Uyghur woman carries money in her stockings, a common practice. Uygur women, while Muslim, typically do not adhere to the conservative dress code that women in neighboring countries follow. On this train from Kashgar, you see a lesser known side of China. Most of the passengers are Uygur, a Chinese minority who live mostly in the west. One of the longest train journeys in the world - 2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers) - runs across China from Hong Kong to Urumqi, made up of 18 wagons, traveling over 160 kilometers per hour, and taking over five hours to complete its journey. China is transformed with every mile, from verdant jungle and arid steppe to the Taklamakan desert, the second largest shifting-sand desert in the world in the Southern branch of the Silk Road, China. Matthieu Paley/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - First Prize A weathered barber shop in Old Havana, Cuba. In December, days after Fidel Castro's death, his ashes were taken into the countryside, on a route that retraced, in reverse, the steps of the revolution he led in 1959. Towns and villages along the route were emptied of residents as thousands tried to catch a glimpse of Castro's remains. For many, the death of Fidel Castro felt like that of a father. In death, as in life, Fidel Castro demanded reverence. Cuba brims with life, a contrast drawn sharper amid its faded grandeur. From one end of the country to the other, thousands of Cubans waited to bid farewell to Fidel Tomas Munita/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Second Prize Four students of a gymnastics school in Xuzhou, China, do toe-pressure training for 30 minutes in the afternoon. Tiejun Wang/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - First Prize At the hospital, Najiba holds her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured from a bomb blast in Kabul on 29 March 2016. Afghanistan has endured armed conflict since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule, which ended in 2001. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured. Despite billions of dollars spent by the international community to stabilize the country, Afghanistan has seen little improvement in terms of overall stability and human security. Paula Bronstein/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Stories Ophthalmologist Liana Ventura examines Maria Alice, 11 months old, born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, while she sits in the lap of her mother, Helen Naiara, 22, at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife. According to doctor Liana Ventura, 40 percent of children with suspected microcephaly have ocular lesions, especially in the retina and optic nerve, and 6 percent have a hearing deficit. Lalo de Almeida/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Stories Adriana Cordeiro Soares, 30, bathes her son Joao Miguel, 3 months old, who was born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, in her house in the rural area of Sao Vicente do Serido. Lalo de Almeida/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Stories Heloa, seven months old, takes a bottle of milk on her grandmother's lap at the family's home in Areia. She and her sister Heloisa were born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus. Lalo de Almeida/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Stories Marcela (2) observes her sisters in her mother's lap at the family's home in the rural area of Areia. Twin sisters Heloisa (left) and Heloa (right) were born seven months prior with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus. Lalo de Almeida/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories: Standing Rock Jesse Jaso, 12, enters the Unity Teepee, at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannonball, ND on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The teepee is signed by camp supporters from all over North America and around the world. For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and threatening their water supply. The estimated $3.78 billion project, backed by Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly complete, covering almost 1,172 miles. In military vehicles and body armor, police used tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons against the protesters, and have been accused of inhumane treatment of arrestees. Amber Bracken/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Contemporary Issues - Third Prize Two Nigerian refugees cry and embrace in a detention center for refugees in Surman, Libya 17 August 2016. The detention center houses hundreds of women escaping precarious conditions. Many claim they are regularly beaten or sexually assaulted, and receive insufficient amounts of food and water at the center. Most of these women were attempting to reach Europe by being smuggled across the Mediterranean in boats setting sail from neighboring Sabratah. Daniel Etter/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories - Standing Rock A man is treated with milk of magnesia after being pepper sprayed at the police blockade on highway 1806 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota Sunday, November 20, 2016. Many people were injured when, with temperatures below freezing, police deployed water canons, pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets and percussion grenades. Amber Bracken/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Contemporary Issues - Second Prize A woman is supported by two men while crossing a river, as refugees attempt to reach Macedonia on a route that would bypass the border fence, on 14 March 2016. Hundreds of refugees walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border on this day, shortly after the closure of Macedonia's borders, determined to head north despite the dangers of the crossing. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Third Prize The photos show scenes from Quezon City Jail, one of the Philippines' most overcrowded prisons. Conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space. Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets. Noel Celis/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Second Prize Santi Palacios/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - First Prize Daniel Berehulak/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Third Prize, Stories Francesco Comello/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - First Prize Laurent Van der Stockt/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Third Prize, Stories Francesco Comello/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Third Prize, Stories Francesco Comello/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Third Prize, Stories Francesco Comello/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Second Prize, Stories Elena Anosova/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Second Prize, Stories Elena Anosova/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Second Prize, Stories Elena Anosova/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - Second Prize, Stories Elena Anosova/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Daily Life - First Prize, Stories Tomas Munita/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Third Prize, Stories Alessio Romenzi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Third Prize, Stories Alessio Romenzi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Third Prize, Stories Alessio Romenzi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Third Prize, Stories Alessio Romenzi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Second Prize, Stories Sergey Ponomarev/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Second Prize, Stories Sergey Ponomarev/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Second Prize, Stories Sergey Ponomarev/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - Second Prize, Stories Sergey Ponomarev/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - First Prize, Stories aniel Berehulak/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - First Prize, Stories aniel Berehulak/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - General News - First Prize, Stories aniel Berehulak/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - First Prize, Stories Burhan Ozbilici/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - First Prize, Stories Burhan Ozbilici/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - First Prize, Stories Burhan Ozbilici/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - First Prize Valery Melnikov/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Second Prize Hossein Fatemi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Long-Term Projects - Third Prize Markus Jokela/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - First Prize, Singles Francis Perez/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - First Prize, Stories Brent Stirton/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - First Prize, Stories Brent Stirton/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Second Prize Nayan Khanolkar/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Third Prize Jaime Rojo/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - First Prize, Stories Brent Stirton/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Second Prize, Stories Ami Vitale/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Second Prize, Stories Ami Vitale/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Second Prize, Stories Ami Vitale/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Second Prize, Stories Ami Vitale/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - First Prize, Stories Michael Vince Kim/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - First Prize, Stories Michael Vince Kim/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - First Prize, Stories Michael Vince Kim/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - First Prize, Stories Michael Vince Kim/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Third Prize, Stories Bence Mate/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Third Prize, Stories Bence Mate/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Third Prize, Stories Bence Mate/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Nature - Third Prize, Stories Bence Mate/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - First Prize Magnus Wennman/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Second Prize, Stories Antonio Gibotta/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Second Prize, Stories Antonio Gibotta/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Second Prize, Stories Antonio Gibotta/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Second Prize, Stories Antonio Gibotta/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Third Prize Kristina Kormilitsyna/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - First Prize Tom Jenkins/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Second Prize Cameron Spencer/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Second Prize Robin Hammond/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - First Prize, Stories Giovanni Capriotti/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - First Prize, Stories Giovanni Capriotti/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - First Prize, Stories Giovanni Capriotti/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - First Prize, Stories Giovanni Capriotti/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Second Prize, Stories Michael Hanke/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Second Prize, Stories Michael Hanke/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Second Prize, Stories Michael Hanke/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Third Prize, Stories Jay Clendenin/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Third Prize, Stories Jay Clendenin/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Third Prize, Stories Jay Clendenin/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - People - Third Prize, Stories Jay Clendenin/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Second Prize, Stories Ameer Alhalbi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Second Prize, Stories Ameer Alhalbi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Second Prize, Stories Ameer Alhalbi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Second Prize, Stories Ameer Alhalbi/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Third Prize, Stories Mathieu Willcocks/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Third Prize, Stories Mathieu Willcocks/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Third Prize, Stories Mathieu Willcocks/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Third Prize, Stories Mathieu Willcocks/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Third Prize, Stories Darren Calabrese/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Third Prize, Stories Darren Calabrese/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Third Prize, Stories Darren Calabrese/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Sports - Third Prize, Stories Darren Calabrese/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - Second Prize Abd Doumany/REUTERS

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World Press Photo Awards 2017 - Spot News - First Prize Jamal Taraqai/REUTERS

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