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.
A man falls to his death from a turret of Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, after covering himself in flammable liquid and setting himself alight.
Haitians rescue a woman trapped beneath rubble in the capital Port-au-Prince, minutes after an earthquake hit on 12 January.
People press through the crowd at the Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany, in a crush that left 21 dead and more than 500 injured.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January caused the collapse of a total of 188,383 buildings.
Red Shirt protestors clash with Thai government forces in mid-May, in the Silom commercial district of Bangkok.
On 16 July, two pipelines exploded as crude oil was being unloaded from a tanker in the port of Dalian, in northeast China.
A daylight shootout on the Avenida Brasil, a busy shopping area in Rio de Janeiro.
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