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  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2012 World Press Photo of the year by Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times, shows a woman holding a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15, 2011.
    Samuel Aranda/New York Times/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize Sports Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows divers practicing during the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, July 17, 2011.
    Adam Pretty, Getty Images/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize Sports Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Ray McManus, Ireland, Sportsfile shows action from a rugby match between Old Belvedere and Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 5, 2011.
    Ray McManus, Sportsfile/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize Spot News Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Niclas Hammerstrom, Sweden, for Aftonbladet in Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people on 22 July on the small island of Utoya outside Oslo in Norway.
    Niclas Hammerstrom/ Aftonbladet/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Spot News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time shows rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11, 2011.
    Yuri Kozyrev/Noor Images for Time/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize Portraits Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Ton Koene, The Netherlands shows a recruit at a police training center, Kunduz, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2011.
    Ton Koene/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st Prize Portraits Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Laerke Posselt, Denmark, shows Iranian-born Danish actress Mellica Mehraban, Copenhagen, May 4, 2011.
    Laerke Posselt/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize People in the News Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse shows the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, April 3, 2011. Chieko Matsukawa shows her daughter's graduation certificate as she finds it in the debris in Higashimatsushima city, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.
    Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize General News Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin shows the tsunami aftermath, in Japan, April 14, 2011.
    Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 2nd prize People in the News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Tomasz Lazar, Poland shows the arrest of protesters in Harlem, New York City, during a demonstration against police tactics and income inequality, Oct. 25, 2011.
    Tomasz Lazar/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize General News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek shows protesters cry, chant and scream in Cairo's Tahrir Square, after listening to the speech in which Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not give up power in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 10, 2011.
    Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos for Newsweek/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Nature Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine shows "Rhino Wars", Tugela Private Game Reserve, Colenso, Natal, South Africa, Nov. 9 2010. A female rhino, left, in Natal, South Africa, that four months earlier survived a brutal dehorning by poachers.
    Brent Stirton/Getty Images for National Geographic magazine/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Daily Life Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina "Never Let You Go". Marcos leads Monica from their room to the living room in Buenos Aires. Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
    Alejandro Kirchuk/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Nature Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Jenny E. Ross, USA. Novaya Zemlya, Russia, shows a male polar bear climbing precariously on the face of a cliff above the ocean at Ostrova Oranskie in northern Novaya Zemlya, attempting to feed on seabird eggs.
    Jenny E. Ross/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Daily Life Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Damir Sagolj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters, shows a picture of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, decorating a building in the capital Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 5, 2011.
    Damir Sagolj/Reuters/AP Photo
  • 2011 World Press Photo of the Year Awards

    The 1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine shows Tahani (in pink), who married her husband Majed when she was 6 and he was 25, posing for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah, Yemen, June 10, 2010.
    Stephanie Sinclair/ Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine/AP Photo
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