59th World Press Photo Contest Winners

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“Storm Front on Bondi Beach”. Nature, first prize singles. Rohan Kelly, Australia, Daily Telegraph. Location: Sydney, Australia. A massive “cloud tsunami” looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching cloud on Bondi Beach, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Rohan Kelly/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Hope for a New Life”. Spot News, first prize singles. Warren Richardson, Australia. Location: Röszke, Hungary. A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015. (Photo by Warren Richardson/World Press Photo Contest)

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“The Forgotten Mountains of Sudan”. Contemporary Issues, second prize singles. Adriane Ohanesian, USA. Location: Central Darfur, Sudan. Contemporary Issues, second prize singles. Adam Abdel, 7, was severely burned after a bomb was dropped by a Sudanese government Antonov plane next to his family home in Burgu, Central Darfur, Sudan, February 27, 2015. (Photo by Adriane Ohanesian/World Press Photo Contest)

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“March Against Police Violence”. Contemporary Issues, third prize singles. John J. Kim, USA, Chicago Tribune. Location: Chicago, Illinois. Lamon Reccord stares down a police sergeant during a protest following the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in Chicago, Illinois, November 25, 2015. (Photo by John J. Kim/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Amazon’s Munduruku Tribe” by photographer Mauricio Lima for The New York Times which won second prize in the Daily Life singles category shows indigenous Munduruku children playing in the Tapajos river in the tribal area of Sawre Muybu, Itaituba, Brazil, February 10, 2015. The tribesmen of the Munduruku, who for centuries have sanctified the Tapajos River on which their villages sit, are fighting for survival. Brazil’s government plans to flood much of their land to build a $9.9 billion hydroelectric dam, the Sao Luiz do Tapajos, as part of a wider energy strategy across the Amazon rainforest. (Photo by Mauricio Lima/The New York Times, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Gang-Related Violence” by photographer Niclas Hammarstrom which won a third prize Spot News singles category shows the body of a victim killed in gang-related violence. This is the fourth gang- related killing on the same street in one night. Police have no witnesses. San Pedro Sula, Honduras, March 4, 2015. (Photo by Niclas Hammarstrom, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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“March Against Terrorism in Paris”. Spot News, second prize singles. Corentin Fohlen, France. Location: Paris, France. Demonstration against terrorism in Paris, after a series of five attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, beginning at the headquarters for satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, January 11, 2015. (Photo by Corentin Fohlen/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Tianjin Explosion”. General News, third prize singles. Chen Jie, China. Location: Tianjin, China. Aerial view of the destruction after the explosion in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. (Photo by Chen Jie/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Whale Whisperers”. Nature, second prize singles. Anuar Patjane Floriuk, Mexico. Divers observe and surround a humpback whale and her newborn calf whilst they swim around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico, January 28, 2015. (Photo by Anuar Patjane Floriuk/World Press Photo Contest)

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“The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal”. Sports, second prize stories. Christian Bobst, Switzerland. Kherou, a young wrestling champion, performs a ritual in the water of the sea while pouring milk over his body in order to obtain the reinforcement of a ghost who lives in the stones at the shore, August 11, 2015. Wrestlers performing rituals in Senegal. These tournaments resemble a festival including dance performances, music, and wrestling shows. (Photo by Christian Bobst/World Press Photo Contest)

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“A Life in Death”. Long-Term Projects, second prize stories. Nancy Borowick, USA. Howie and Laurel Borowick embrace in the bedroom of their home. In their 34-year marriage, they were diagnosed with stage-4 cancer at the same time, March 8, 2013. A daughter photographs her own parents who were in parallel treatment for stage-four cancer, side by side. The project looks at love, life, and living, in the face of death. It honors their memory by focusing on their strength and love, both individually and together, and shares the story of their final chapters, within a year of each other. (Photo by Nancy Borowick/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Emily and Kate and Eddie and Reid” by photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz which won a third prize in the Contemporary Issues stories category shows Kate often keeping Emily company while she took baths. Late in the pregnancy, particularly once Emily was overdue, she said that baths were one of the easiest ways to relax her body. Kate, who became pregnant three weeks later than Emily, showed less, and the two would often compare their baby bumps and talk to each other’s bellies. Maplewood, New Jersey, USA, November 29, 2015. Although they hadn’t planned it, Emily and Kate got pregnant within weeks of each other through artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, respectively. Their sons were born within four days of each other, and the couple embraced the challenge of raising the two babies at once. (Photo by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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“IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital”. General News, first prize singles. Mauricio Lima, Brazil, The New York Times. Location: Hasaka, Syria. A doctor rubs ointment on the burns of Jacob, a 16-year-old Islamic State fighter, in front of a poster of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, at a Y.P.G. hospital compound on the outskirts of Hasaka, Syria, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Mauricio Lima/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Sexual Assault in America’s Military”. Long-Term Projects, first prize stories. Mary F. Calvert, USA. Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina. US Army Spc. Natasha Schuette, 21, was pressured not to report being assaulted by her drill sergeant during basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, March 21, 2014. Though she was hazed by her assailant’s fellow drill instructors, she refused to back down and Staff Sgt. Louis Corral is now serving four years in prison for assaulting her and four other female trainees. The US Army rewarded Natasha for her courage to report her assault and the Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response & Prevention office distributed a training video featuring her story. She is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Series portraying women who have been raped or sexually assaulted during their service with the US Armed Forces. At the moment, only one out of ten reported sexual violence cases goes to trial and most military rape survivors are forced out of service. Victims suffer from the effects of Military Sexual Trauma, (MST), which include depression, substance abuse, paranoia and feelings of isolation. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria”. Spot News, first prize stories. Sameer Al-Doumy, Syria, AFP. Smoke rises from a building following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in Douma, Syria, October 30, 2015. Douma, a rebel-held city in a suburb of the capital Damascus, lies in the opposition bastion area of Eastern Ghouta and has been subject to massive regime aerial bombardment. The area has also been under a crippling government siege for nearly two years as part of a regime attempt to break the rebel’s hold in the region. Douma and small rural towns in the Eastern Ghouta area were recorded as suffering from the highest number of fatalities since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. Government planes regularly bomb Douma and other small towns in Ghouta, which is an agricultural belt around the capital, leaving a constant trail of destruction and loss of lives. At the end of September 2015, Russia launched air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The thunderous shelling in and around and the city has forced civilians from the town to join the growing number of more than four million Syrians fleeing the country since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. (Photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria” by photographer Sameer Al-Doumy for AFP which won the first prize in the Spot News stories category shows a wounded man walking out of a dust cloud following reported airstrikes in the town of Hamouria, Syria, December 9, 2015. (Photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer Sameer Al-Doumy that won First Prize Stories in the Spot News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows Syrians evacuating an injured boy from rubble following a reported air strike on a rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus on June 16, 2015. Nearly every day, Syria’s air force drops barrel bombs – containers packed with crude explosives and shrapnel – on areas wrested from government control by rebels. (Photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer Abd Doumany that won Second Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a wounded Syrian girl holding on to a relative as she awaits treatment by doctors at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes on the city on 11 May 2015. (Photo by Abd Doumany/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer Abd Doumany that won Second Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a wounded Syrian girl looking on at a make shift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces on 22 August 2015. At least 20 civilians and wounded or trapped 200 in Douma, a monitoring group said, just six days after regime air strikes killed more than 100 people and sparked international condemnation of one of the bloodiest government attacks in Syria’s war. (Photo by Abd Doumany/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer Abd Doumany that won Second Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a wounded Syrian girl crying at a make-shift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by regime forces, 12 August 2015. At least 27 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes on the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus according to a monitoring group. (Photo by Abd Doumany/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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“North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim”. Long-Term Projects, third prize stories. David Guttenfelder, USA, AP. Senior military members approach an area where new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other military and political leaders stand before commemorating the 70th birthday of the late Kim Jong Il at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, February 16, 2012. North Korea has been one of the most isolated and least understood countries. Few outsiders have ever had a glimpse of the country and there have been very few independent photographs ever made there. This series documents urban and rural North Korea, capturing the daily life of its citizens, military events and ceremonies. (Photo by David Guttenfelder/World Press Photo Contest)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer David Guttenfelder that won Third Prize in the Long Term Projects Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture is part of project entitled “North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim”. The photographer documents urban and rural North Korea, capturing the daily life of its citizens, military events and ceremonies. North Korea has been one of the most isolated and least understood countries. Few outsiders have ever had a glimpse of the country and there have been very few independent photographs ever made there. The photographer negotiated unprecedented access and took more than 40 trips to North Korea. Images taken in North Korea between 25 February 2008 and 23 May 2015. (Photo by David Guttenfelder/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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“Digging the Future”. People, second prize singles. Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia. Location: Bani, Burkina Faso. A mine worker takes a smoke break before going back into the pit on November 20, 2015. Miners in Bani face harsh conditions and exposure to toxic chemicals and heavy metals. (Photo by Matjaz Krivic/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Avalanche”. Spot News, second prize stories. Roberto Schmidt, Germany, AFP. A wall of rock, snow and debris roars toward Everest Base Camp, Nepal, April 25, 2015. A wall of rock, snow and debris slammed on Everest Base Camp in Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing at least 22 people and injuring many more. The avalanche was triggered by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people elsewhere in the country. Rescue helicopters managed to reach the site about 18 hours after the avalanche as bad weather, strong aftershocks and fears of further avalanches rattled survivors. At the time of the disaster, the 5,364-meter-high Base Camp was teeming with hundreds of climbers and supporting teams who use the camp to prepare their ascent to the peak of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. (Photo by Roberto Schmidt/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Avalanche, 25-27 April, Everest Base Camp, Nepal” by photograher Roberto Schmidt for AFP which won second prize Spot News stories category shows a man suffering from severe head trauma being bundled in a sleeping bag used as a makeshift stretcher while being taken by rescuers to a medical tent moments after the avalanche in Nepal, 25 April 2015. (Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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“Talibes, Modern-day Slaves”. Contemporary Issues, first prize stories. Mário Cruz, Portugal. Runaway talibes stand on the bank of Senegal river in Saint Louis, May 20, 2015. Series portraying the plight of Talibes, boys who live at Islamic schools known as Daaras in Senegal. Under the pretext of receiving a Quranic education, they are forced to beg in the streets while their religious guardians, or Marabout, collect their daily earnings. They often live in squalor and are abused and beaten. Runaway talibes stand on the bank of Senegal river, in Saint Louis city, north of Senegal, May 20, 2015. Saint Louis is known as Talibe city. A city with small proportions compared to Dakar but with a large number of Talibes. Due to that many of them choose the streets instead of Daaras. (Photo by Mário Cruz/World Press Photo Contest)

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“China’s Coal Addiction”. Daily Life, first prize singles. Kevin Frayer, Canada, Getty Images. Location: Shanxi, China. Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, November 26, 2015. A history of heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the toxic pollutants widely cited by scientists and environmentalists as the primary cause of global warming. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/World Press Photo Contest)

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“An Antarctic Advantage”. Daily Life, first prize stories. Daniel Berehulak, Australia, The New York Times. Location: Antarctica. The winter expedition crew of Russian research team and a Chilean scientist drink Samagon, a homemade vodka, in a bedroom of the Bellingshausen Antarctica base. Chilean, Chinese and Russian research teams in Antartica seek to explore commercial opportunities that will arise once the treaties protecting the continent for scientific purposes expire. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas”. Daily Life, third prize stories. Sebastián Liste, Spain, Noor. Police patrolling the streets of Vila Aliança after a taxi driver was shot by police, February 8, 2015. A group of friends from Alemão, a slum in Rio de Janeiro, formed a media collective called Papo Reto, or “straight talk”. Social media allow them to report stories from their community otherwise ignored by traditional media. (Photo by Sebastián Liste/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas” by photographer Sebastian Liste for Noor agency which won third prize in the Daily Life Stories category shows the leader of the Papo Reto collective receiving an image of a 22-year-old taxi driver who was shot dead by a police officer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 8, 2015. A group of friends from Alemao, a slum in Rio de Janeiro, formed a media collective called Papo Reto, or “straight talk”. Social media allow them to report stories from their community otherwise ignored by traditional media. (Photo by Sebastian Liste/Noor, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Haze in China” by photographer Zhang Lei which won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category shows a city in northern China shrouded in haze, Tianjin, China, December 10, 2015. (Photo by Zhang Lei/Tianjin Daily, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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“FIS World Championships”. Sports, first prize singles. Christian Walgram, Austria, GEPA pictures. Location: Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA. Czech Republic’s Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Christian Walgram/World Press Photo Contest)

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“In the Same Boat”. Contemporary Issues, second prize stories. Francesco Zizola, Italy, Noor. Location: Off Italian coast. After spending two days and two nights on the deck of the Doctors Without Borders search-and-rescue ship Bourbon Argos, rescued migrants – still wrapped in their emergency blankets – catch sight of the Italian coast for the first time soon after dawn, August 23, 2015. Libyan migrants being rescued by the international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders in the Mediterranean Sea. After spending two days and two nights sailing on the Mediterranean Sea on the deck of the M.S.F. (Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors Without Borders) search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos, rescued migrants – still wrapped in their emergency blankets – catch sight of the Italian coast for the first time soon after dawn. In 2015 the ever-increasing number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy vessels towards Europe led to an unprecedented crisis. Nearly 120 thousand people have reached Italy in the first 8 months of the year. While the European governments struggled to deal with the influx, the death toll in the Mediterranean reached record numbers. Early in May the international medical relief organization Médecins Sans Frontières (M.S.F.) joined in the search and rescue operations led in the Mediterranean Sea and launched three ships at different stages: the Phoenix (run by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station), the Bourbon Argos and Dignity. (Photo by Francesco Zizola/World Press Photo Contest)

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In this image released by World Press Photo titled “Into the Light” by photographer Zohreh Saberi which won the third prize in the Daily Life Singles category shows Raheleh, who was born blind, standing behind the window in the morning. She likes the warmness of the sunlight on her face. Babol, Mazandaran, Iran, November 12, 2015. (Photo by Zohren Saberi/Mehrnews Agency, World Press Photo via AP Photo)

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“Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis”. General News, first prize stories. Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, The New York Times. Refugees attempt to board a train headed to Zagreb, Croatia in Tovarnik, Hungary, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Sergey Ponomarev/World Press Photo Contest)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Slovenian photographer Matic Zorman that won 1st prize singles in the People category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a child covered with a raincoat while she waits in line to register at a refugee camp in Presevo, Serbia, 07 October 2015. (Photo by Matic Zorman/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Turkish photographer Bulent Kilic that won Third Prize Stories in the Spot News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows Syrians fleeing the war rushing through broken down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near the Turkish border crossing at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on June 14, 2015. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Turkish photographer Bulent Kilic that won Third Prize Stories in the Spot News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a Syrian child fleeing the war lifted over border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near the Turkish border crossing at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on June 14, 2015. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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“Tough Times for Orangutans”. Nature, first prize stories. Tim Laman, USA. Location: West Kalimantan, Indonesia. A Bornean orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree in the rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, August 12, 2015. The lives of wild orangutans are brought to light. Threats to these orangutans from fires, the illegal animal trade and loss of habitat due to deforestation have resulted in many orphan orangutans ending up at rehabilitation centers. (Photo by Tim Laman/World Press Photo Contest)

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“Neptun Synchro”. Sports, third prize singles. Jonas Lindkvist, Sweden, Dagens Nyheter. Members of the Neptun Synchro synchronized swimming team perform during a Christmas show in Stockholm, Sweden, December 13, 2015. (Photo by Jonas Lindkvist/World Press Photo Contest)

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“La Maya Tradition”. People, second prize stories. Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Spain, AP. Young girls between the age of 7 and 11 are chosen every year as “Maya” for the “Las Mayas”, a festival derived from pagan rites celebrating the arrival of spring, in the town of Colmenar Viejo, Spain, May 2, 2015. The girls are required to sit still for a couple of hours in a decorated altar. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/World Press Photo Contest)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times that won Third Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows Bishnu Gurung (3L) weeping as the body of her daughter, Rejina Gurung, 3, (unseen), is recovered from the rubble of her earthquake destroyed home, on May 8, 2015 in the village of Gumda, Nepal. Neighbors discovered the body of the small girl in the collapsed entrance of the Gurung family home, ending a 13 day search for Rejina in the remote mountainous village of Gumda in Gorkha district. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times that won Third Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows Nepalese villagers looking on as they watch a helicopter picking up a medical team, dropping aid at the edge of a makeshift landing zone on May 9, 2015 in the village of Gumda, Nepal. On the 25th of April, just before noon local time, as farmers were out in fields and people at home or work, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 8,000 people and injuring more than 21,000 according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Italian photographer Dario Mitidieri that won 3rd prize singles in the People category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a portrait of a Syrian refugee family in a camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, on 15 December 2015. The empty chair in the photograph represents a family member who has either died in the war or whose whereabouts are unknown. (Photo by Dario Mitidieri/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by South African photographer Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, from a series that won 2nd prize stories in the Nature category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows rangers exhibiting their riding skills as they return to Zakouma National Park after weeks on elephant patrol, Zakouma, Chad, 07 January 2015. (Photo by Brent Stirton/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by German photographer Christian Ziegler for National Geographic, from a series that won 3rd prize stories in the Nature category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a Furcifer ambrensis female foraging for insects with extendable tongue; Montain Ambre, Madagascar, 29 November 2014. (Photo by Christian Ziegler/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by Russian photographer Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times that won First Prize Stories in the General News Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows migrants and refugees arrived by boat in November 2015 near the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos. Under Europe’s system of open internal borders, the island’s thinly patrolled, easily accessible coastline, within sight of the Turkish coast, might as well be the frontier of France or Germany or Sweden. (Photo by Sergey Ponomarev/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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A handout image provided by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 18 February 2016 shows a picture by photographer Daniel Berehulak for the New York Times that won First Prize Stories in the Daily Life Category of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 18 February 2016. The picture shows a Member of a German research team from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, counting the number of penguin species and pairs as part of ongoing research on bird and penguin species in Antarctica, on 7th of December, 2015 on Ardley Island in the Fildes Peninsula on King George Island, Antarctica. Yardley Island has been designated an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 150) because of the importance of its seabird and penguin colonies. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/World Press Photo Contest/EPA)

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“The Power of Nature”. Nature, third prize singles. Sergio Velasco, Mexico. Location: Colima, Mexico. Colima Volcano in Mexico shows a powerful night explosion with lightning, ballystics and some incandescent rockfalls. Photo taken on December 13 at 22:24 hours, 12.5 km away from the crater near a lagoon named Carrizalillos on Comala municipality in the state of Colima. Colima Volcano had a period of enormous activity on july of 2015, at least 700 inhabitants were evacuated from their settlements. The volcano mantains activity with 3 to 6 explosions by day. Lightning on Colima Volcano explosions became common on last months. This particular lightning is more than 600 meters long, so the big light made clear some details of the south portion of volcano. It’s an 8 seconds shot, time enough to catch the explosion and the lightning. (Photo by Sergio Velasco/World Press Photo Contest)

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