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.
A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the country’s capital Pyongyang.
A young Wagenya girl catches fish using an age-old method, diving into rapids on the Congo River with a net, and holding her catch in her mouth.
More than 50 percent of Haitians are illiterate, and only 25 percent have regular access to electricity, which means that battery-operated radios are the country’s main medium.
Marcos and Monica were married for 65 years and, for much of that time, lived in the same apartment in Buenos Aires. In 2007, aged 84, Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Since that moment, Marcus devoted his time to taking care of her.
Bolivia is home to some 36 indigenous groups. The country’s president, Evo Morales, the first indigenous Bolivian to hold that office, is leader of the Movement towards Socialism party, whose long-held goal has been the integration of indigenous communities into national life.
People in Moscow, Russia relax in rural patches within the city’s suburban sprawl.
Jason raises his daughter Elyssa as a single parent, after his partner Julie died of Aids-related illnesses in 2010.
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