World Press Photo of the Year, Samuel Aranda
A woman holds a wounded relative in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on 15 October 2011.
2nd prize General News Stories
Paolo Pellegrin, 2nd prize General News Stories
The tsunami aftermath, in Japan, April 14, 2011
EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN
Lars Lindqvist, General News, 2nd prize singles
Boats come to rest on top of a pier in the port of Ishinomaki, after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan.
Stephanie Sinclair, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize stories
Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language and religion.
Stephanie Sinclair, TooYoungToWed.org
Brent Stirton, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles
Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, in between clients in a room she rents in Kryvyi Rig, Ukrain
Damir Sagolj, Daily Life, 1st prize singles
A picture of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the capital Pyongyang.
Alejandro Kirchuk,1st prize Daily Life Stories
Marcos leads Monica from their room to the living room in Buenos Aires. Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
CLIFF-CLIMBING POLAR BEAR ATTEMPTING TO EAT SEABIRD EGGS
Jenny E. Ross, Nature, 1st prize singles
A male polar bear climbs precariously on the face of a cliff above the ocean at Ostrova Oranskie in northern Novaya Zemlya, attempting to feed on seabird eggs.
Tomasz Lazar, People in the News, 2nd prize singles
Arrest of protesters in Harlem, New York, during a demonstration against police tactics and income inequality.
MUBARAK STEPS DOWN
Alex Majoli, General News, 1st prize singles
Protesters cry, chant and scream in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Brent Stirton, 1st prize Nature Stories
"Rhino Wars", Tugela Private Game Reserve, Colenso, Natal, South Africa, Nov. 9 2010. A female rhino, left, in Natal, South Africa, that four months earlier survived a brutal dehorning by poachers who used a chainsaw to remove her horns and a large section of bone in this area of her skull.
DANISH AND IRANIAN CULTURE
Laerke Posselt, Portraits, 1st prize singles 2012
The 27-year-old Iranian-born actress Mellica Mehraban grew up in Denmark, but debuted as an actor in Iran in 2011.
DAKAR FASHION WEEK
Vincent Boisot, Arts and Entertainment, 2nd prize singles
A model poses in front of tailor stalls in the center of Dakar, Senegal.
Niclas Hammerstrom, 2nd prize Spot News Stories
Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people on 22 July on the small island of Utoya outside Oslo in Norway.
Ray McManus, Sports, 2nd prize singles 2012
Action from a rugby match between Old Belvedere and Blackrock played in heavy rain in Dublin, Ireland.
Massoud Hossaini, Spot News, 2nd prize singles
Afghan Shia Muslim children cry among the dead and injured after explosions during a religious ceremony in the centre of Kabul.
Yasuyoshi Chiba, 1st prize People in the News
Chieko Matsukawa shows her daughter's graduation certificate as she finds it in the debris in Higashimatsushima city, Miyagi prefecture, Japan April 3, 2011.
Libya Revolution Road
ON REVOLUTION ROAD
Yuri Kozyrev, Spot News, 1st prize singles 2012
For weeks, rebels held out against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with the hope that the world would come to their aid.
WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adam Pretty, Sports, 2nd prize stories
The World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China.
AFGHAN POLICE RECRUITS
Ton Koene, Portraits, 2nd prize stories
New Afghan police recruits at the German police training centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Rob Hornstra, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize stories
The Russian city of Sochi lies on the Black Sea and attracts predominantly Russian holidaymakers. Every restaurant employs a regular live musician blasting popular Russian songs.