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World Press reveals top photos of the year
2/16/2014 6:02:16 PM
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World Press Photo Contest winners unveiled: American, John Stanmeyer takes top prize

John Stanmeyer / VII for National GeographicFebruary 14, 2014 11:00 AM

World Press Photo of the Year 2013 --- John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic --- 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti - African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia's tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

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The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic.

For an overview of all the winners visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2014

The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 53 photographers of 25 nationalities from:

Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

The members of the jury announced the winners at a press conference held at the World Press Photo offices in Amsterdam on 14 February. (World Press Photo.org)

Here's a look at some of the other top winners.

World Press reveals top photos of the year



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Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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RE: World Press reveals top photos of the year
2/16/2014 6:04:41 PM

World Press Photo Contest winners unveiled (a selection)


1st Prize Spot News Single --- Phillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse --- 18 November 2013, Tolosa, the Philippines - Survivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than four million homeless after it hit the central Philippines.


2nd Prize Spot News Stories --- Tyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times --- 21 September 2013, Nairobi, Kenya - A woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September 2013. At least 39 people were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya's history.


2nd Prize Sports Action Single --- Andrzej Grygiel, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa --- 24 March 2013, Szczyrk, Poland - Competitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, Poland.


3rd Prize Sports Action Stories --- Quinn Rooney, Australia, Getty Images --- 27 April 2013, Adelaide, Australia - Daniel Arnamnart of Australia competes in the men's 100-meter backstroke during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships on 27 April 2013 at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Australia.


1st Prize People - Observed Portraits Single --- Markus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press --- 13 December 2013, Pretoria, South Africa - A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.


1st Prize People - Staged Portraits Single --- Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images --- 25 September 2013, West Bengal India - A group of blind albino boys photographed in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India. This is one of the very few schools for the blind in India today.


3rd Prize Nature Stories --- Christian Ziegler, Germany, for National Geographic Magazine --- 25 January 2011, Congo - A five-year-old bonobo turns out to be the most curious individual of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite being humansâ closest living relatives, little is known about Bonobos and their behavior in the wild in remote parts of the Congo basin. Bonobos are threatened by habitat loss and bush meat trade.

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RE: World Press reveals top photos of the year
2/20/2014 9:23:32 PM
Amazing images Luis-thank you for presenting them.
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Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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RE: World Press reveals top photos of the year
2/22/2014 2:31:53 AM

Thank you Joyce for your kind visit.

Your comments are always most appreciated.

Miguel


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