World Press Photo of the Year
The winners of the World Press Photo 2017 contest have been announced. The winners were selected from more than 80,000 images. Here are some of the winning photographs.
An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 19, 2016.
Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo
General News — Stories: First Place
Police operatives investigate an alley in the pouring rain where a victim, Romeo Joel Torres Fontanilla, 37, was killed by two unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles in the early morning in Manila, Philippines.
Daniel Berehulak, for The New York Times/EPA
General News — Singles: First Place
Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses in Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, Iraq, looking for Islamic State members, equipment and evidence, Nov. 2016.
Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Reportage for Le Monde/World Press Photo via AP
Daily Life — Singles: First Place
Najiba at the hospital holding her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured from a bomb blast in Kabul. Afghanistan has endured armed conflict 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule, which ended in 2001. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured.
Paula Bronstein for Time Lightbox / Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting, World Press Photo via AP
Daily Life — Stories: First Place
Fidel Castro's funeral procession in Santa Clara, Cuba, Dec. 1, 2016. Cuba declared nine days of mourning after Fidel Castro's death, a period that culminated with his funeral.
Tomas Munita for The New York Times, World Press Photo via AP
Contemporary Issues — Singles: First Place
A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 9, 2016.
Contemporary Issues — Stories: First Place
Jesse Jaso, 12, enters the Unity Teepee at the Sacred Stone Camp. The teepee is signed by camp supporters from all over North America and around the world. For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline that crosses their territory and threatening their water supply, Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Amber Bracken/World Press Photo via AP Photo
Nature — Stories: First Place
Lulah the rhinoceros and her full-time caregiver, Dorota Ladosz. Lulah's mother was killed in Kruger National Park. When the rangers found Lulah she was estimated to be 1 month old. Hyenas had attacked the tiny calf and chewed off her ears and parts of her nose and her rear right leg. She is being treated for her wounds at Care For Wild Africa, a donor-run organization that specializes in caring for wounded animals.
Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic Magazine/Courtesy of World Press Photo Foundation/Handout/Reuters
Nature — Singles: First Place
A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, June 8, 2016. Sea turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Francis Perez/World Press Photo via AP
People — Stories: First Place
The grandfather of sisters Olga and Adelina, pictured, was one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba.
Michael Vince Kim/Courtesy of World Press Photo Foundation/Handout/Reuters
People — Singles: First place
Maha, 5, lies on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga refugee camp.
Magnus Wennman, Aftonbladet, World Press Photo via AP
Sports — Singles: First Place
Jockey Nina Carberry flies off her horse, Sir Des Champs, as they fall at The Chair fence during the Grand National steeplechase during day three of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England.
Tom Jenkins, The Guardian, World Press Photo via AP
Sports — Stories: First Place
Muddy York Rugby Football Club players Michael Smith, left, Devin McCarney, center, and Jean Paul Markides, photographed during a rehearsal for their performance at the annual team fundraiser drag show, Nov. 5, 2016, in Toronto, Canada.
Giovanni Capriotti, World Press Photo via AP
Long-term Projects: First Place
Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village in the Ukraine.
Valery Melnikov for Rossia Segodnya, World Press Photo via AP