Winners of World Press Photo 2013

• The winners of World Press Photo in 2013

World Press Photo - the most prestigious and largest international competition among news photographers. This year, 5,666 photographers from 124 countries participated in the competition, which presented more than 100,000 photos. After the contest winners from photographs collected by the exhibition, which is visited annually by millions of people in more than 45 countries.

With some of the winners of the 56th World Press Photo contest we meet today.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

Each year the prestigious competition among news photographers World Press Photo has become increasingly politicized and biased. This, of course, affect the quality of the works selected by the jury as the winners.

3rd place in the category "People". Portrait of a girl by the name of Kyle on the background of a portrait of her ancestors from Boston, Massachusetts, February 19, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay, which took third place in the category "People". After several years of living in a youth hostel 18-year-old son came home to his mother. No job, no education.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

2 nd place in the category "People" won the Malaysian portrait photographer working for the Smithsonian Magazine, February 6, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

1st place in the category "People". Portrait of a woman with an enlarged thyroid gland, Conakry, Guinea, October 17, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

2 nd place in the category "News from the scene." Syrian militants are interrogated and tortured informant in Aleppo, July 31, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay, which took 2nd place in the category "News from the scene." Syrian rebel takes a firing position during clashes with government forces in Aleppo, October 10, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

1st place in the category "Novocity". A wounded woman in the fighting in Syria, March 10, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay, which took third place in the category "Novocity". The photograph pine uprooted during the 2011 tsunami in Japan. March 7, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

1st place in the "Sports" category. Racing on bulls in Sumatra, Indonesia, on 12 February 2012. The riders had to race 100 meters in the mud, holding the tails of the bulls

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay, which took 2nd place in the "Sports" category. Photo Russian correspondent Sergei Ilnitsky. Fencers at the London Olympics, July 31, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the "Sports" category. Armed guard keeps order during a women's basketball game in Mogadishu, Somalia, 21 February 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

1st place in the category "Modern Problems". Break a woman working at the dump in Nairobi, April 3, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category "Modern Problems". Two school children watching television after school, Danang, Vietnam, June 22, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

2 nd place in the category of "Daily Life". Family of Denmark during the summer holidays at the campsite, July 8, 2012.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category of "Daily Life". Wife with her husband, suffering from Alzheimer's, Rome, June 1, 2010.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The winner in the category "Nature" at the World Press Photo 2012. Excellent picture southern cassowary bird, tree fruits lakomyascheysya Kvandonga, November 16, 2012. The massive three-toed feet are armed with large claws. These weapons capable of causing serious cassowary wounds as defensively starts kicking.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the "Nature" category. Emperor penguins in the Ross Sea in Antarctica.

Winners of World Press Photo 2013

The winner of World Press Photo 2012. Picture taken November 20, 2012 in Gaza. In the photo to the traditional funeral procession with the Palestinians killed during an Israeli missile strike children. The two-year Suhaib Hizhdazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by the Israeli air force (Operation "pillar of cloud" in the Middle East). This usually happens when the Hamas rocket launchers are placed in close proximity to residential buildings.

Such mourning procession - an indispensable part of Hamas propaganda campaign, which covered human shield to fire at Israel. Such images in Photowire agencies were during the recent conflict there were dozens. Why the choice fell on just this - not very clear.