The World Press Photo Contest is the largest and most prestigious press photo contest in the world and these are the winners for 2013. [19 photos total]

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John Stanmeyer, a U.S. photographer working for VII agency on assignment for National Geographic, won the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 contest with this picture of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night taken February 26, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014. Jury member Jillian Edelstein said about the winning image: It's a photo that is connected to so many other stories-it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity. It's a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today (REUTERS/John Stanmeyer/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Alessandro Penso, an Italian photographer working for OnOff Picture, won the 1st Prize in the General News Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest with this picture of temporary accommodation for Syrian refugees in Sofia taken November 21, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Alessandro Penso/World Press Photo Handout) #
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William Daniels, a French photographer working for Panos Pictures on assignment for Time, won the 2nd Prize General News Stories of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of demonstrators gathering on the streets of Bangui taken on November 17, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/William Daniels/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Phillipe Lopez, a French photographer working for Agence France-Presse, won the 1st Prize Spot News Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of survivors of typhoon Haiyan marching during a religious procession in Tolosa, Philippines, taken November 18, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Phillipe Lopez/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Goran Tomasevic, a Serbian photographer working for Reuters, won the 1st Prize Spot News Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of Syrian rebel fighters taking cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus, taken January 13, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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Tyler Hicks, a U.S. photographer working for The New York Times won the 2nd Prize in the Spot News Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which include this one of a woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, September 21, 2013. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Tyler Hicks/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Christopher Vanegas, a Mexican photographer working for La Vanguardia / El Guardian won the 3rd Prize Contemporary Issues Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of police arriving at a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge; another three are on the floor in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, taken March 8, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Christopher Vanegas/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Julius Schrank, a German photographer working for De Volkskrant won 1st Prize Daily Life Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of Kachin Independence Army fighters drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before, in Burma, taken March 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Julius Schrank/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Fred Ramos, a El Salvador photographer for El Faro won the 1st Prize Daily Life Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of the clothes of an unknown female found at a sugar plantation in Apopa, San Salvador, El Salvador, taken August 10, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Fred Ramos/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Andrzej Grygiel, a Polish photographer working for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa won the 2nd Prize Sports Action Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of a skier competing on the slalom modality in Szczyrk, taken March 24, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Andrzej Grygiel/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Quinn Rooney, an Australian photographer working for Getty Images won the 3rd Prize Sports Action Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of Daniel Arnamnart of Australia competing in the men's 100-meter backstroke during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide, Australia, taken April 27, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Quinn Rooney/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Peter Holgersson, a Swedish freelance photographer won 1st Prize Sports Feature Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of Nadja Casadei, an heptathlon athlete diagnosed with cancer, before her last treatment in Lidingo, Sweden, taken December 19, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Peter Holgersson/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Markus Schreiber, a German photographer working for The Associated Press won the 1st Prize People - Observed Portraits Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of a woman reacting 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, taken December 13, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Markus Schreiber/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Carla Kogelman, a Dutch freelance photographer won the 1st Prize People - Observed Portraits Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with her series of pictures which includes this one of Hannah and Alena, two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria, taken July 19, 2012. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Carla Kogelman/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Brent Stirton, a South African photographer working for Reportage by Getty Images won the 1st Prize People - Staged Portraits Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with this picture of a group of blind albino boys in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, taken September 25, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Brent Stirton/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Denis Dailleux, a French photographer working for Agence Vu, won the 2nd Prize in the People - Stage Portraits Stories category for his series of pictures which include this one Ali, a young Egyptian bodybuilder, posing with his mother in Cairo February 3, 2011. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Denis Dailleux/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Christian Ziegler, a German photographer working for National Geographic Magazine, won the 3rd Prize in the Nature Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest for his series of pictures which include this one of a five-year-old bonobo near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo taken January 25, 2011. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Christian Ziegler/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Steve Winter, a U.S. photographer working for National Geographic, won the 1st Prize on the Nature Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with his series of pictures which includes this one of a cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, captured by a camera trap March 2, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Steve Winter/World Press Photo Handout) #
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Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, a U.S. photographer working for Time won the 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo contest with her series of pictures which includes this one of domestic violence in Lancaster, United States, taken November 17, 2012. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2014, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 14, 2014 (REUTERS/Sara Naomi Lewkowicz/World Press Photo Handout) #

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