View the entire collection of winning images from the 55th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 100,000 images submitted to the contest.
Every year, all over the world, millions of girls below the age of 18 undergo marriages initiated by their families. The tradition of child marriage spans continents, religion, and class.
Public executions in Iran, alleged to have the second-highest execution rate in the world after China, are usually conducted as punishment for murder or rape
Acapulco, the Mexican seaside resort much favored by the 1960s jetset, has become a battleground in the wars between drug cartels that are afflicting the country.
Maria, a drug-addicted sex worker, rests between clients in the room she rents in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
An instructor at the Kommandokorps training camp in Carolina, South Africa, demonstrates techniques of gun use.
Jamila (40) was injured by a missile that hit her legs, during ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in 2008.
A man climbs a high-voltage electricity tower in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
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