Here are the winners of the prestigious 56th annual World Press Photo competition, which were announced in Amsterdam last month. Photographer Paul Hansen from Sweden received the prize for World Press Photo of The Year 2012. For a complete list of all the winners photographs, check out the World Press Photo website.
“20 November 2012, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi, her three-year-old brother Muhammad, their father, Fouad were killed and their mother put into intensive care when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike.”
“17 April 2012 Heglig, Sudan. A Sudan Armed Forces soldier lies dead in a pool of oil next to a leaking oil facility; he was killed during heavy fighting with southern Sudanese SPLA troops.”
“14 February 2012 Al-Qusayr, Syria. A child mourns her father, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by shabiha (government militias) with other two men. Their bodies were abandoned in a main street.”
“31 July 2012, Aleppo, Syria. Opposition fighters regularly launched operations to seize government informants after dark. Two informants were captured, declared guilty under interrogation, and tortured for 48 hours.”
“10 October 2012, Aleppo, Syria. A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district.”
“10 March 2012, Idib, Syria. Aida cries while recovering from severe injuries she received when the Syrian Army shelled her house. Her husband and two children were fatally wounded during the shelling.”
“7 March 2012, Rikuzentakata, Japan. Pine trees uprooted during the tsunami lay strewn over the beach. One year later, areas of Japan most impacted by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing, continue to struggle.”
“12 February 2012, Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia. A jockey, as he stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutches their tails.”
SOURCE: Time Magazine
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