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On World Photography Day, Check Out World Press Photo 2019 Winning Photographs

World | Associated Press | August 19, 2019, 10:12 am
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 This photo by John Moore, Getty Images, won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize in the Spot News, Singles, category, titled '<em>Crying Girl on the Border</em>', shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA. (John Moore, Getty Images, World Press Photo Foundation via AP)

This photo by John Moore, Getty Images, won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize in the Spot News, Singles, category, titled 'Crying Girl on the Border', shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA. (John Moore, Getty Images, World Press Photo Foundation via AP)

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 '<em>The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi</em>' by Chris McGrath, Getty Images, was awarded first prize in the General News, Singles, category. The photo shows an unidentified man trying to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Chris McGrath, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP)

'The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi' by Chris McGrath, Getty Images, was awarded first prize in the General News, Singles, category. The photo shows an unidentified man trying to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Chris McGrath, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Akashinga - the Brave Ones</em>' by Brent Stirton, Getty Images, was awarded first prize in the Environment, Singles, category. The photo shows Petronella Chigumbura, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participates in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP) (Image: AP)

'Akashinga - the Brave Ones' by Brent Stirton, Getty Images, was awarded first prize in the Environment, Singles, category. The photo shows Petronella Chigumbura, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participates in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP) (Image: AP)

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 '<em>Harvesting Frogs</em>' Legs' by Bence Mate was awarded first prize in Nature, Singles, category. The photo shows frogs with their legs severed and surrounded by frogspawn struggle to the surface, after being thrown back into the water in Covasna, Eastern Carpathians, Romania. (Bence Mate, World Press Photo via AP)

'Harvesting Frogs' Legs' by Bence Mate was awarded first prize in Nature, Singles, category. The photo shows frogs with their legs severed and surrounded by frogspawn struggle to the surface, after being thrown back into the water in Covasna, Eastern Carpathians, Romania. (Bence Mate, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Land of Ibeji</em>' by Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Stories, category. The photo shows 'Dressed for church', Kehinde Deborah and Taiwo Celestine stand on a hill near Igbo-Ora, Nigeria. (Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, World Press Photo via AP)

'Land of Ibeji' by Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Stories, category. The photo shows 'Dressed for church', Kehinde Deborah and Taiwo Celestine stand on a hill near Igbo-Ora, Nigeria. (Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, World Press Photo via AP)

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 In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation on April 11, 2019, by Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, won the World Press Photo Story of the Year award and the first prize in the Spot News Stories category, with a series titled '<em>The Migrant Caravan</em>', showing people running to a truck that had stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico. Some drivers charged to give travellers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support. (Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, World Press Photo via AP)

In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation on April 11, 2019, by Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, won the World Press Photo Story of the Year award and the first prize in the Spot News Stories category, with a series titled 'The Migrant Caravan', showing people running to a truck that had stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico. Some drivers charged to give travellers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support. (Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Crying for Freedom</em>' by Forough Alaei was awarded first prize in the Sports, Stories, category. The photo shows women following the AFC Champions League Cup match between Iran's Persepolis and Japan's Kashima Antlers from a segregated section of a stand at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran. (Forough Alaei, World Press Photo via AP)

'Crying for Freedom' by Forough Alaei was awarded first prize in the Sports, Stories, category. The photo shows women following the AFC Champions League Cup match between Iran's Persepolis and Japan's Kashima Antlers from a segregated section of a stand at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran. (Forough Alaei, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Dakar Fashion</em>' by Finbarr O'Reilly was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Singles, category. The photo shows Diarra Ndiaye, Ndeye Fatou Mbaye and Mariza Sakho model outfits by designer Adama Paris, in the Medina neighbourhood of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, as curious residents look on. (Finbarr O'Reilly, World Press Photo via AP)

'Dakar Fashion' by Finbarr O'Reilly was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Singles, category. The photo shows Diarra Ndiaye, Ndeye Fatou Mbaye and Mariza Sakho model outfits by designer Adama Paris, in the Medina neighbourhood of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, as curious residents look on. (Finbarr O'Reilly, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland's Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws</em>' by Olivia Harris was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Stories, category. The photo shows abortion law reform campaigner Megan Scott, dressed as St Brigid, Ireland's female patron, posing for a photograph on Dublin's main shopping street. (Olivia Harris, World Press Photo via AP)

'Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland's Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws' by Olivia Harris was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Stories, category. The photo shows abortion law reform campaigner Megan Scott, dressed as St Brigid, Ireland's female patron, posing for a photograph on Dublin's main shopping street. (Olivia Harris, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>The Lake Chad Crisis</em>' by Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, was awarded first prize in the Environment, Stories, category. The photo shows an orphaned boy walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad. Many orphaned children, including Nigerian refugees, live in madrasas (Koran schools) and are sent to beg for part of the day. (Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, World Press Photo via AP)

'The Lake Chad Crisis' by Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, was awarded first prize in the Environment, Stories, category. The photo shows an orphaned boy walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad. Many orphaned children, including Nigerian refugees, live in madrasas (Koran schools) and are sent to beg for part of the day. (Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Cubanitas</em>' by Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Singles, category. The photo shows Pura riding around her neighbourhood in a pink 1950s convertible, as the community gathers to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, in Havana, Cuba. (Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, World Press Photo via AP)

'Cubanitas' by Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Singles, category. The photo shows Pura riding around her neighbourhood in a pink 1950s convertible, as the community gathers to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, in Havana, Cuba. (Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Yemen Crisis</em>' by Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, was awarded first prize in the General News, Stories, category. The photo shows a woman begging outside a grocery store in Azzan, a pivotal southern crossroads town that had seesawed back and forth between government and insurgent forces in Yemen.(Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, World Press Photo via AP)

'Yemen Crisis' by Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, was awarded first prize in the General News, Stories, category. The photo shows a woman begging outside a grocery store in Azzan, a pivotal southern crossroads town that had seesawed back and forth between government and insurgent forces in Yemen.(Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Boxing in Katanga</em>' by John T. Pedersen was awarded first prize in the Sports, Singles, category. The photo shows Boxer Moreen Ajambo training at the Rhino boxing club in Katanga, a large slum settlement in Kampala, Uganda.(John T. Pedersen, World Press Photo via AP)

'Boxing in Katanga' by John T. Pedersen was awarded first prize in the Sports, Singles, category. The photo shows Boxer Moreen Ajambo training at the Rhino boxing club in Katanga, a large slum settlement in Kampala, Uganda.(John T. Pedersen, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Falcons and the Arab Influence</em>' by Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, was awarded first prize in Nature, Stories, category. The photo shows Falcon breeder Howard Waller wearing a breeding hat on which he hopes to lure a gyr falcon to ejaculate, in order to collect sperm, in Elgin, Scotland. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, World Press Photo via AP)

'Falcons and the Arab Influence' by Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, was awarded first prize in Nature, Stories, category. The photo shows Falcon breeder Howard Waller wearing a breeding hat on which he hopes to lure a gyr falcon to ejaculate, in order to collect sperm, in Elgin, Scotland. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, World Press Photo via AP)

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 '<em>Beckon Us From Home</em>' by Sarah Blesener was awarded first prize in the Long Term Projects category. The image shows students laughing backstage before singing and marching competition, at School #6 gymnasium, Dmitrov, Russia. (Sarah Blesener, World Press Photo via AP)

'Beckon Us From Home' by Sarah Blesener was awarded first prize in the Long Term Projects category. The image shows students laughing backstage before singing and marching competition, at School #6 gymnasium, Dmitrov, Russia. (Sarah Blesener, World Press Photo via AP)

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