OMG PICS: 2013

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Paul Hansen of Sweden, a photographer working for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 with this picture of a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City taken on November 20, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older 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.Jury member Mayu Mohanna said about the photo: "The strength of the picture lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children. It's a picture I will not forget." 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Emin Ozmen of Turkey has won the second prize in the Spot News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Syrian opposition fighters interrogating and torturing an informant in Aleppo taken on July 31, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. Opposition fighters regularly launched operations to seize suspected government informants after dark. Two informants were captured, declared guilty under interrogation, and tortured throughout the night; tired fighters had to be replaced so the torture could continue. After 48, hours the captives were released.

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Fabio Bucciarelli of Italy, a photographer working for the Agence France-Presse, has won the second prize in the Spot News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "Battle to death". The picture shows a Free Syrian Army fighter taking up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district. in Aleppo, taken on October 10, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Rodrigo Abd of Argentina, a photographer working for the Associated Press, has won the first prize in the General News Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Aida, crying while recovering from severe injuries she received when her house was shelled by the Syrian Army in Idib, taken on March 10, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 


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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Daniel Berehulak of Australia, a photographer working for Getty Images, has won the third prize in the General News Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "Japan after the wave". The picture shows pine trees uprooted during the tsunami laying strewn over the beach in Rikuzentakata, taken on March 7, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Chen Wei Seng of Malaysia has won the first prize in the Sports Action Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a jockey showing relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields during the Pacu Jawi bull race in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra, taken on February 12, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Sergei Ilnitsky of Russia, a photographer working for the European Pressphoto Agency, has won the second prize in the Sports Action Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "The Golden Touch - Fencing at the Olympics". The picture shows Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during their Men's Foil Individual Round 16 at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, taken on July 31, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Jan Grarup of Denmark, a photographer working for Laif Agency, has won the first prize in the Sports Features Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "Women's Basketball, Mogadishu, Somalia". The picture shows an armed guard, paid by the Somali basketball association, watching over and protecting a women's basketball team as they play in Mogadishu, taken on February 21, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Micah Albert of the U.S., a photographer working for Redux Images, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a woman pausing in the rain as she works as a trash picker at a 30-acre dump in Nairobi, taken on April 3, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 


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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Maika Elan of Vietnam, a photographer working for Management of StoryTellers MoST, has won the first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "The Pink Choice, Vietnam". The picture shows Phan Thi Thuy Vy and Dang Thi Bich Bay, who have been together for one year, watching television to relax after studying at school in Da Nang, taken on June 22, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013.


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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Soren Bidstrup of Denmark, a photographer working for Berlingske, has won the second prize in the Daily Life Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of a summer holiday camping trip in Jeselo, taken on July 8, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Daily Life Stories by Fausto Podavini, Italy, shows despite her husband's life-threatening disease, Mirella devoted her life to assisting Luigi, trying to be positive and reassuring, looking after him with intense love and respect. Everyday care, usually done in a few minutes, takes hours when it concerns someone with dementia. Mirella, 71, spent 43 years of her life with the only person she loved, with all of life's difficulties, laughter, and beautiful moments. But over the last six years things changed: Mirella lived with her husband Luigi s illness, Alzheimer s, and devoted her life to him as his caregiver, Rome, Italy, June1, 2010.

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 3rd prize People Observed Portraits Single by lona Szwarc, Poland, for Redux Pictures, shows Kayla posing with her lookalike doll. American Girl is a popular line of dolls that can be customized to look exactly like their owners. Kayla poses in front of a portrait of her ancestors in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Feb 19, 2012. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Ananda van der Pluijm of Netherlands has won the third prize in the People - Observed Portraits Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "Martin". After living with his father for ten years and staying in a youth shelter, Martin, 18, returned home two years ago to live with his mother. He arrived with some clothes in a bag and no work or degree. Picture taken in Tilburg on February 15, 2011 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. Picture taken in 2011. The contest awards works published in 2012.

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Stefen Chow of Malaysia, a photographer working for Smithsonian magazine, has won the second prize in the People - Staged Portraits Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of Ai Weiwei in Beijing taken on February 6, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. 

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Stephan Vanfleteren of Belgium, a Panos photographer working for Mercy Ships/De Standaard, has won the first prize in the People - Staged Portraits Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "People of Mercy, Guinea". The picture shows Makone Soumaoro, 30, who has a goiter, in Conakry, taken on October 17, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013.

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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Christian Ziegler of Germany has won the first prize in the Nature Single category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with this picture of an endangered Southern Cassowary feeding on the fruit of the Blue Quandang tree in Black Mountain Road, taken on November 16, 2012 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013.


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2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Paul Nicklen of Canada, a photographer working for the National Geographic magazine, has won the first prize in the Nature Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series "Emperor Penguins". The picture shows a group of Emperor Penguins swimming in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, taken on November 18, 2011 and distributed by the World Press Photo Foundation February 15, 2013. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced today, February 15, 2013. Picture taken in 2011. The contest awards works published in 2012. 
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