World Press Photo is the premier annual international competition in press photography, bringing together award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful and moving images of the year. Now in its 55th year, 101,254 images were submitted to the 2012 contest by 5,247 photographers from 124 different countries. Exhibited without censorship in over 45 countries all over the world, the World Press Photo Exhibition offers an international showcase for all of the competition’s prize-winning entries, and is considered by many to set a standard in the field of photojournalism. The exhibition contains 167 photographs and is comprised of the year’s winning photo, together with award-winning images from each of the nine contest categories.
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