2013 World Press Photo Awards Announced

World Press Photo of the Year 2012. 20 November 2012, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father, Fouad, was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher.
Paul Hansen—Dagens Nyheter
World Press Photo of the Year 2012
20 November 2012, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father, Fouad, was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher.

Today, the winners of the prestigious 56th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam. Paul Hansen from Sweden received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2012.

A gallery of selected winners is above. You can see the list of all winners on the World Press Photo site here and their photos here.

 

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