View the entire collection of winning images from the 54th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from a record number of images submitted to the contest.
Entrails and skeletons of dead livestock lie in the Gadabedji reserve in the Maradi region of Niger in western Africa.
Nguyen Thi Li, aged 9, who lives in the Ngu Hanh Son district of Da Nang in Vietnam, suffers from disabilities believed to be caused by the defoliating chemical Agent Orange.
Relatives of victims mourn at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery on the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.
Every year, thousands of people risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen to escape conflict and poverty in the Horn of Africa.
For 18 years the photographer documented the life of Julie Baird, whom she met by chance in San Francisco. Julie was then 18 and HIV positive, with a newborn child and a history of drug abuse.
Each year, at least 2,600 Kenyan women die after illegal abortions and 21,000 are hospitalized with complications from unsafe procedures.
‘A series of unfortunate events’, all photographed from Google Street View, taken by placing a camera on a tripod in front of a computer screen in Paris.
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