View the entire collection of winning images from the 57th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from more than 90,000 images submitted to the contest.
Survivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte.
Carlos Arredondo (left) climbs over the barricades on Boylston Street to get to the injured on the sidewalk at the site of the first bombing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
Two victims amid the rubble of the garment factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A Syrian rebel group planning an attack on government forces is hit by sniper fire in Damascus, Syria. After evacuating their comrade, the rebels return to attack the checkpoint with rocket fire.
Gunmen opened fire at an upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September 2013, killing at least 39 people in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya’s history.
On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building, containing five garment factories, a bank, and several shops, collapsed during morning rush hour in Savar, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people died and more than 2,500 were injured.
Military Ramp, an emergency refugee center, was opened in September 2013 in an abandoned school in Sofia, Bulgaria. The center provides housing for about 800 Syrian refugees, including 390 children.
A bomb maker working for the rebels mixes chemicals in a makeshift bomb factory in a rebel-held district of Aleppo, Syria.
Just before a noose is put on his neck, Alireza Mafiha, 23, lays his head on an executioner's shoulder.
Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines on November 9. Described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, Haiyan left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless across remote areas of the Philippines.
The Central African Republic has seen more than its fair share of coups and unrest over the five and a half decades since its independence from France.
As political tensions heightened last year, only about 30 percent of the electricity demand was met for Gaza’s 1.7 million residents. The images portray the day-to-day reality of Gaza civilians who live in constant fuel insecurity, among other inconsistencies, as a result of regional politics.
African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad.
Nicolette sits in a meeting room at the orphanage where she now lives in Warsaw, Poland.
Police arrive to a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge; another three are on the floor.
One month into their relationship, Shane had Maggie's name tattooed on his neck in large black letters. Millersport, Ohio, US.
Photos of mentally disabled people in the context of African countries affected by war, failed states, corruption and displacement.
Whalers form the core of history and society around the islands off northwest Norway, but the populations there are dwindling because of economic and cultural challenges.
Pablo Mac Donough of Dolfina falls from his horse during the Argentine Polo Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Competitor at International Ski Championship in Szczyrk, Poland.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand during his men's singles fourth round match on 3 September 2013 against Marcel Granollers of Spain on day nine of the US Open in New York City.
Chinese gymnasts compete for medals on the horizontal, parallel and uneven bars in September 2013 at the National Athletic Meet in Shenyang, China.
America’s Cup 2013 was competed for in September in San Francisco Bay with Oracle Team USA defending the trophy in a spectacular comeback, winning eight races in a row and beating the challenger Emirates New Zealand boat.
World Swimming Championships, April 2013, at the Australian trials, in Adelaide, Australia, and 15th FINA World Championships, July 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.
Mushers compete in Megève, France, during the departure of a stage of the Grande Odyssee sledding race.
Windy weather offers ideal conditions to go kite skiing on Vitosha mountain in Bulgaria.
Ocean Ramsey, a conservationist, photographer and dive safety officer, surfaces while free diving off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.
Swedish athlete Nadja 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.
People's daily exercise seen from above, photographed by a remote-controlled airplane. Zhuhai, China.
Players from the US Lingerie Football League – now the Legends Football League.
Kachin Independence Army fighters are drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died that day before. The city is under siege by the Burmese army.
In the Syrian province of Latakia, a regime stronghold, a small village mourns the loss of a son. Killed in an ambush at the other end of the country. The lieutenant was the first soldier to fall from this village of 125 people.
Many dogs in Asia live on the streets without government funding or charitable organizations to help them. But individuals, such as retired German expat Barbara Janssen, who opened the center, have dedicated themselves to improving this situation. Penang, Malaysia.
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.
More than four million Palestinians live in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, where the political situation regularly intrudes upon the most mundane of moments. People’s movements are circumscribed and the threat of violence often hangs overhead.
Norilsk, Russia, is a mining city north of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000 people. It is the seventh most polluted city in the world, and 60 percent of its population is involved in industry. Gulag prisoners constructed the city, its mines, and factories.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has no law that makes homosexuality illegal in the country, but there is no societal acceptance for it, which makes the idea of equal treatment under the law a fantasy.
A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final days of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
Dasan Cavanaugh, age 10, has not cut his hair since he was born.
Portrait of Lubna in a traditional Berber wedding.
A series about two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria.
On April 7, 2007, three weeks after American soldier Bobby Henline arrived in Iraq for his fourth tour, his Humvee was blown up. Henline, 41, was the sole survivor of the IED blast. After a long recovery, Henline started providing comic relief for other burn survivors.
For centuries, the small villages in Transylvania, Romania, have preserved their hay meadows, raised cattle, and operated self-sustainable farms.
A group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India.
Shannon poses at the beginning of her six-month time of having a balloon inserted in her stomach to help her lose weight.
Portrait of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
People who have decided to withdraw from society and live alone and isolated in the wilderness. Russia and Ukraine.
Young Egyptian bodybuilders pose with their mothers.
Utrish is a small island in the Black Sea. Since the early 1960s, this national park has been a favorite destination for nudists.
An adult fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is illegally kept in a sheep pen for about a year.
A flock of Guillemots (Uria aalgae) in a snowstorm in Vardo, Norway.
Wolves walk through the desert under the snow.
Cougars are among the most adaptable and widespread terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere. Fear of these secretive cats, combined with a lack of adequate public knowledge, tends to justify the thousands of cougars killed every year.
The stains of human civilization are imprinted on the landscape: nitrogen plants, mines and power plants, landfill sites, and toxic effluent leaching into the ground. Often hard to grasp from the ground, a more comprehensive view is visible from the air.
Despite being humans’ closest living relatives, little is known about Bonobos and their behavior in the wild in remote parts of the Congo basin. Bonobos are threatened by habitat loss and bush meat trade.
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