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15 Winning Pictures from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

India | Associated Press | April 14, 2018, 9:52 am
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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them" by Ami Vitale for National Geographic, which was awarded the first prize in the Nature stories category shows a rescued baby elephant being tended at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya, Sept. 29, 2016. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Resignation Syndrome" by Magnus Wennman, which was awarded the first prize in the People singles category, shows Djeneta, right, who has been bedridden and unresponsive for two-and-a-half years, and her sister Ibadeta for more than six months, with uppgivenhetssyndrom (resignation syndrome), in Horndal, Sweden, March 2, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Dumpster Diver" by Corey Arnold, was awarded the first prize in the Nature singles category and shows a bald eagle feasting on meat scraps in the garbage bins of a supermarket in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA, Feb. 14, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Royal Shrovetide Football" by Oliver Scarff, Agence France-Presse, which was awarded the first prize in the Sports singles category, shows members of opposing teams, the Up'ards and Down'ards, grapple for the ball during the historic, annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK, Feb. 28, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Wasteland", by Kadir van Lohuizen, NOOR images, which was awarded the first prize in the Environment stories category, shows a barge with more than 300 tonnes of mainly plastic is on its way from the Bronx to a recycling plant in Brooklyn, New York, USA, May 26, 2016. Until the mid-1990s, New York's primary method of disposing of waste was to dump it at sea. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Banned Beauty", by Heba Khamis, which was awarded the first prize in the category Contemporary Issues stories, shows Kamini Tontines (12), from Bafang, western Cameroon, hiding her breasts after her mother has ironed them, Nov. 6, 2016. Breast ironing is a traditional practice in Cameroon that involves massaging or pressing the breasts of pubescent girls in order to suppress or reverse breast development. The practice is carried out in the belief that it will delay maturity and help prevent rapes or sexual advances. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Ich Bin Waldviertel", by Carla Kogelman, which was awarded the first prize in the category Long Term Projects shows Hannah with Pipsi, a bird found in a nearby field. Although the girls cared for Pipsi tenderly, he died that summer and was given a lovely funeral, Merkenbrechts, Austria, August 14, 2014. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Lagos Waterfronts under Threat" by Jesco Denzel for Laif, which was awarded the first prize Contemporary Issues, singles, shows a boat with tourists from Lagos Marina being steered through the canals of the Makoko community, an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement, on the shores of Lagos Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria, Feb. 24, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, which won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize Spot News singles category, titled "Venezuela Crisis" by Ronaldo Schemidt for Agence France-Presse shows José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catching fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Massacre in Las Vegas" by David Becker for Getty Images, which was awarded the first prize in the Spot News stories category shows a man laying on top of a woman as others flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Rohingya Crisis" by Patrick Brown, Panos Pictures for Unicef, was awarded the first prize in the General News singles category and shows the bodies of Rohingya refugees laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized about eight kilometers off Inani Beach, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 28, 2017. Around 100 people were on the boat before it capsized. There were 17 survivors. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived." by Adam Ferguson for The New York Times which was awarded first prize in the People stories category shows Falmata, aged 15, on Sept. 22, 2017, as part of portraits of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, taken in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. The girls were strapped with explosives, and ordered to blow themselves up in crowded areas, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs. Boko Haram, a Nigeria-based militant Islamist group whose name translates roughly to 'Western education is forbidden', expressly targets schools and has abducted more than 2,000 women and girls since 2014. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Waiting For Freedom" by Neil Aldridge, which was awarded the first prize in the category Environment singles, shows a young southern white rhinoceros, drugged and blindfolded, about to be released into the wild in Okavango Delta, Botswana, after its relocation from South Africa for protection from poachers, Sept. 21, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, titled "Kid Jockeys" by Alain Schroeder, Reporters, which was awarded the first prize in the Sports series category shows a horse being taken for a cooling bath after a day of racing in Maen Jaran horse races, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, Sept. 17, 2017. (Image: AP)

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In this image released by World Press Photo, which was awarded first prize in the General News stories category titled "The Battle for Mosul" by Ivor Prickett for The New York Times, shows Nadhira Aziz looking on after west Mosul had been retaken, as Iraqi Civil Defense workers excavate the remains of her sister and niece from her house in the Old City, where they were killed by an airstrike in June. She sat in her chair just meters from the site and refused to move, directing the driver of the excavator and shouting to men to retrieve items she spotted in the debris, Mosul, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2017. (Image: AP)