World Press Photo Contest 2016 – Awarding the best of photojournalism

The World Press Photo Contest 2016 is the 59th edition of this prestigious international photo competition, which awards the best of photojournalism, with the most beautiful pictures, the most powerful, the most symbolic or the most moving images that have marked the past year. I let you discover immediately the winning photographs and the winners of the World Press Photo Contest 2016, including the grand prize won by Warren Richardson and his picture entitled Hope for a New Life. And if you missed it this morning, I also recommend you The winning photos of the UK Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016.

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© Sergey Ponomarev – Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis – General News, first prize stories
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© Warren Richardson – Hope for a New Life – Spot News, first prize singles
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© Corentin Fohlen – March Against Terrorism in Paris – Spot News, second prize singles
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© Rohan Kelly – Storm Front on Bondi Beach – Nature, first prize singles
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© John J. Kim – March Against Police Violence – Contemporary Issues, third prize singles
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© Daniel Berehulak – An Earthquake’s Aftermath – General News, third prize stories
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© Anuar Patjane Floriuk – Whale Whisperers – Nature, second prize singles
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© Daniel Ochoa de Olza – Victims of Paris Attacks – People, third prize stories
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© Abd Doumany – Douma’s Children – General News, second prize stories
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© Jonas Lindkvist – Neptun Synchro – Sports, third prize singles
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© Matjaz Krivic – Digging the Future – People, second prize singles
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© Dario Mitidieri – Lost Family Portraits – People, third prize singles
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© Bulent Kilic – Broken Border – Spot News, third prize stories
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© Mary F. Calvert – Sexual Assault in America’s Military – Long-Term Projects, first prize stories
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© Adriane Ohanesian – The Forgotten Mountains of Sudan – Contemporary Issues, second prize singles
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© Chen Jie – Tianjin Explosion – General News, third prize singles
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© Matic Zorman – Waiting to Register – People, first prize singles
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© David Guttenfelder – North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim – Long-Term Projects, third prize stories
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© Francesco Zizola – In the Same Boat – Contemporary Issues, second prize stories
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© Niclas Hammarström – Gang-related Violence – Spot News, third prize singles
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© Nancy Borowick – A Life in Death – Long-Term Projects, second prize stories
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© Mauricio Lima – IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital – General News, first prize singles
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© Christian Bobst – The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal – Sports, second prize stories
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© Paul Hansen – Under the Cover of Darkness – General News, second prize singles
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© Christian Walgram – FIS World Championships – Sports, first prize singles
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© Sameer Al-Doumy – Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria – Spot News, first prize stories
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© Kevin Frayer – Bliss Dharma Assembly – Daily Life, second prize stories
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© Tim Laman – Tough Times for Orangutans – Nature, first prize stories
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© Sebastián Liste – Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas – Daily Life, third prize stories
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© Sergio Tapiro – The Power of Nature – Nature, third prize singles
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© Daniel Ochoa de Olza – La Maya Tradition – People, second prize stories
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© Mário Cruz – Talibes, Modern-day Slaves – Contemporary Issues, first prize stories
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© Kevin Frayer – China’s Coal Addiction – Daily Life, first prize singles
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© Daniel Berehulak – An Antarctic Advantage – Daily Life, first prize stories
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© Zhang Lei – Haze in China – Contemporary Issues, first prize singles

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Images © World Press Photo Contest 2016 (respective photographers)

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