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2015 PHOTO CONTEST My selection of winning images from the 58th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from more than 95,000 images submitted to the contest.

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'Happening now' World Press Photo (Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse Girl wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors, Istanbul, 12 March) Pictures Of The Week, Girl Pictures, World Press Photo, 15 Year Old Boy, Riot Police, Paris Match, Photo Awards, Reportage Photo, Gay Couple

Istanbul Protest

A young girl, wounded during clashes near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. Violence broke out between riot police and people attending the funeral procession of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan. He had been hit on the head by a teargas canister while out buying bread, during anti-government demonstrations the previous June, and died following a nine-month coma. The June protests had begun over plans to develop the city’s Gezi Park into a mosque and shopping center, and had escalated into national…

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Julie looks on as Jason scolds Elyssa. Julie takes 35 pills a day to combat her HIV infection. She did not want this baby, she says. She didn’t want her to have to see her mom die. Jason just wanted a baby that he could bring home. “Elyssa,” Julie says, “is not a pet.” The photographer, Darcy Padilla, first met Julie Baird on 28 January 1993. Julie was then 18, and was standing barefoot in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel in San Francisco, with an eight-day-old child in her arms. She was…

2015 World Press Photo Winners ACCUSED LIU SONG 06 May 2014 Chongqing, China A woman suspected of engaging in illegal sex trade is held for questioning at a police station. World Press Photo, Creative Review, Photo Awards, Police Station, Portraits, Photo Colour, Photojournalism, Writing Inspiration, Photo Contest

Accused

A woman suspected of being a sex worker is held for questioning, at a police station in Chongqing, southwest China. Local residents had complained about sex-workers’ cards and leaflets being pushed under their doors. Prostitution is illegal in China. Een vrouw die ervan wordt verdacht sekswerker te zijn, zit vast voor verhoor in een politiebureau in Chongqing, in het zuidwesten van China. Omwonenden klaagden over visite- kaartjes en folders van sekswerkers, die onder hun deur werden…

A migrant hides from the Guardia Civil in Melilla, an enclave of Spanish territory in North Africa. World Press Photo, Photo Awards, Documentary Photographers, North Africa, Photojournalism, Pictures Of You, Writing Inspiration, Photo Contest, Art World

Bosa, Bosa, Bosa!

A migrant hides from the Guardia Civil in Melilla, an enclave of Spanish territory in North Africa. Three six-meter-high fences separate Melilla from Morocco, yet for decades people seeking a better life in Europe have attempted to scale the fences and reach Spanish soil. Some 6,000 such crossings were reported in Melilla and its sister enclave, Ceuta, in 2014. Very few migrants are granted political asylum; those who are not are taken to the mainland and handed an order to leave, but most…

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Family Love 1993-2014

Julie in 1993 with Rachel (aged three months), in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel, San Francisco, where she lives with her partner, Jack. “Rachel,” Julie says, “has given me a reason to live.” The photographer, Darcy Padilla, first met Julie Baird on 28 January 1993. Julie was then 18, and was standing barefoot in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel in San Francisco, with an eight-day-old child in her arms. She was HIV positive, and had a history of drug abuse. For the next 21 years, Padilla…

Ebola Virus for National Geographic Magazine. Medical staff at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center escort a man in the throes of Ebola-induced delirium back into the isolation ward from which he escaped in Hastings, Sierra Leone, on Sunday, 23 November Magnum Photos, Sierra Leone, New York Giants, National Geographic, Fotojournalismus, Academia Militar, World Press Photo, British Journal Of Photography, Congo Kinshasa

Ebola in Sierra Leone

Medical staff escort a man, delirious in the final stages of Ebola, back into the isolation ward from which he had escaped, in Hastings, near the capital Freetown. The man had attempted to climb over the back wall of the complex, before collapsing in a convulsive state. A complete breakdown of mental facilities is a common stage of advanced Ebola. The man died shortly after this picture was taken.

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Students in a courtyard in El Dorado County, California, viewed from a drone. In 2006, a drone strike on a religious school in the village of Chenegai, Pakistan, reportedly killed up to 69 children.

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Jason and Elyssa in their truck, shortly before they move to Portland, Oregon, where Jason’s adoptive parents have offered to help them out with somewhere better to live. The photographer, Darcy Padilla, first met Julie Baird on 28 January 1993. Julie was then 18, and was standing barefoot in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel in San Francisco, with an eight-day-old child in her arms. She was HIV positive, and had a history of drug abuse. For the next 21 years, Padilla documented Julie’s…

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Laurinda

Laurinda, a young Kamilaroi girl, plays with her dress as she waits for the bus that will take her to Sunday school. Many disadvantaged communities in Australia face entrenched poverty, racism, trans-generational trauma, violence, addiction, and a range of other barriers to health and wellbeing.

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Palestinians fleeing fighting in their neighborhood, arrive at a shelter in Khan Yunis.

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On 16 July 2010, the pipeline of the Newport Oil Wharf of Dalian Bay exploded, sending lots of oil into the sea. Many fishing boats were assigned to clean up the oil contamination for 8,150 times. About 12,830 tons of sump oil with water was recycled. Some 45,000 people were involved in the cleanup, including the person whose hand is shown in this photo. China is now the world’s second-largest economy. Its economic development has consumed lots of energy and generated plenty of pollution. A…

GAZA CONFLICT 22 July 2014 Women grieve during funerals of Islamic Brigades fighter Abdalla Ismail al Buheisi, in Deir Al Balah. Israel Gaza, National Geographic Photo Contest, Gaza Strip, World Press, Paris Match, Documentary Photography, Press Photo, Photo Colour, Color

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Women grieve on the stairs of an apartment block, during the funeral of a young Islamic fighter, Abdalla Ismail al Buheisi, on 22 July.

Mothers and families of missing soldiers gather around the coffins of ‘unknown martyrs’—unidentified bodies that have recently been discovered near the Iraq-Iran border. In Harm's Way, World Press, Human Emotions, Contemporary Photography, Id Tag, Press Photo, Photojournalism, Photo Contest, Patience

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Eshrat Tabatabayee (72), the mother of Ahmad Afshar, embraces her son's body after 30 years of waiting. He was identified by his ID tag.

MOTHERS OF PATIENCE 01 September 2013 In recent years, the unidentified bodies of about Iranians have been found, and buried as “unknown martyrs”. The mothers and families of others welcome the bodies when they are brought to Iran. Double Exposition, Yangon, In Harm's Way, World Press, Iraq War, Human Emotions, Contemporary Photography, Press Photo, Photojournalism

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Mothers and families of missing soldiers gather around the coffins of ‘unknown martyrs’—unidentified bodies that have recently been discovered near the Iraq-Iran border.

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Molai Kamara, about 12 years old, sits alone following a ceremony in which Ebola survivors were discharged from the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center. Around 55 survivors received food supplies, and boarded buses to return home, but Molai sat alone, still sick with other ailments and with nowhere to go. He had lost his entire family to the virus. While he eventually tested negative for Ebola, he continued to suffer from ulcers and had great difficulty walking. Later, Molai was transferred to a…