Press photo awards: World’s best clicks of 2017

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Spot News, first prize, stories: Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey on December 19, 2016. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo)

Spot News, first prize, stories: Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey on December 19, 2016. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo)

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Second prize in the Spot News category: A Syrian girl cries out as a wounded child lies next to her at a makeshift hospital on in September, 2016. (Abd Doumany)

Second prize in the Spot News category: A Syrian girl cries out as a wounded child lies next to her at a makeshift hospital on in September, 2016. (Abd Doumany)

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Contemporary Issue, third prize: Edilane and three of her seven children (at the time the photo was taken) rest on a mattress on the floor. She will soon give birth to a son. Despite all her problems and struggles on how to feed her kids, she is still positive about her life. Recently she was able to build up a very small and basic Internet store inside the buildings. Out of approximately 10 old computers, she can make one for the store. (Peter Bauza )

Contemporary Issue, third prize: Edilane and three of her seven children (at the time the photo was taken) rest on a mattress on the floor. She will soon give birth to a son. Despite all her problems and struggles on how to feed her kids, she is still positive about her life. Recently she was able to build up a very small and basic Internet store inside the buildings. Out of approximately 10 old computers, she can make one for the store. (Peter Bauza )

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Long-Term Projects, first prize stories: Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village. (Valery Melnikov / AP Photo)

Long-Term Projects, first prize stories: Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village. (Valery Melnikov / AP Photo)

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Nature, first prize stories: Care For Wild Africa is a donor-run organisation that specialises in caring for wounded animals. They have a special focus on rhino and have taken in many rhino orphans from the poaching wars across South Africa at this time. Their latest orphan is Lulah, her mother was killed in Kruger National Park and when the rangers found her she was estimated to be one-month old. (Brent Stirton )

Nature, first prize stories: Care For Wild Africa is a donor-run organisation that specialises in caring for wounded animals. They have a special focus on rhino and have taken in many rhino orphans from the poaching wars across South Africa at this time. Their latest orphan is Lulah, her mother was killed in Kruger National Park and when the rangers found her she was estimated to be one-month old. (Brent Stirton )

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Sports, third prize stories: With the aid of chains purchased at the hardware store and deadlift straps, Lindsay performs cleans under the watchful eye of her coach Jenny Jeffries. (Darren Calabrese )

Sports, third prize stories: With the aid of chains purchased at the hardware store and deadlift straps, Lindsay performs cleans under the watchful eye of her coach Jenny Jeffries. (Darren Calabrese )

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General News, second prize: A tied, decomposed body is seen at the site of a mass grave that was discovered on the outskirts of Hamam al-Alil, Iraq. (Sergey Ponomarev for the New York Times)

General News, second prize: A tied, decomposed body is seen at the site of a mass grave that was discovered on the outskirts of Hamam al-Alil, Iraq. (Sergey Ponomarev for the New York Times)

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Contemporary Issues, third prize:Squatting of abandoned and empty buildings is often the only solution for many of homeless who cannot afford rent. (Peter Bauza)

Contemporary Issues, third prize:Squatting of abandoned and empty buildings is often the only solution for many of homeless who cannot afford rent. (Peter Bauza)

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Nature, first prize: A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands in Spain. (Francis Perez)

Nature, first prize: A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands in Spain. (Francis Perez)

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Sports, second prize: The series focuses on the youth chess tournaments held across several cities in the Czech Republic. (Michael Haneke)

Sports, second prize: The series focuses on the youth chess tournaments held across several cities in the Czech Republic. (Michael Haneke)

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Spot news, second prize: Two men panic and struggle in water during their rescue. Their rubber boat was in distress and deflating quickly on one side, tipping many migrants in the water. They were quickly reached by rescue swimmers and brought to safety. (Mathieu Willcocks)

Spot news, second prize: Two men panic and struggle in water during their rescue. Their rubber boat was in distress and deflating quickly on one side, tipping many migrants in the water. They were quickly reached by rescue swimmers and brought to safety. (Mathieu Willcocks)

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People, first prize: Five-year-old Maha and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga’s refugee camp (Magnus Wennman)

People, first prize: Five-year-old Maha and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga’s refugee camp (Magnus Wennman)

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People, second prize: On December 28 each year, the Floured War takes place in Ibi in the province of Alicante, Spain. (Antonio Gibotta)

People, second prize: On December 28 each year, the Floured War takes place in Ibi in the province of Alicante, Spain. (Antonio Gibotta)

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Sport Series, first prize: Muddy York Rugby Football Club players Michael Smith (L), Devin McCarney (C) and Jean Paul Markides photographed during a rehearsal for their performance at the annual team fundraiser drag show in November, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Giovanni Capriotti)

Sport Series, first prize: Muddy York Rugby Football Club players Michael Smith (L), Devin McCarney (C) and Jean Paul Markides photographed during a rehearsal for their performance at the annual team fundraiser drag show in November, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Giovanni Capriotti)

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Spot news, second prize: Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo. (Ameer Alhalbi )

Spot news, second prize: Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo. (Ameer Alhalbi )

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Nature, first prize: Two rhino poachers apprehended by an anti-poaching team in Mozambique close to Kruger National Park border. (Brent Stirton / National Geographic Magazine)

Nature, first prize: Two rhino poachers apprehended by an anti-poaching team in Mozambique close to Kruger National Park border. (Brent Stirton / National Geographic Magazine)

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Nature, third prize: Buffalos at the drinking station. The photo combines a well-known natural phenomenon: The starry sky and portraits of wild animals not visible to the naked eye. The series needed very accurate planning, research and preparation as the photos were made with remote control, and no modification was possible while capturing the photos. (Bence Mate)

Nature, third prize: Buffalos at the drinking station. The photo combines a well-known natural phenomenon: The starry sky and portraits of wild animals not visible to the naked eye. The series needed very accurate planning, research and preparation as the photos were made with remote control, and no modification was possible while capturing the photos. (Bence Mate)

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Long Term Project, first prize: Citizens in the village of Luhanskaya after an air strike. (Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya )

Long Term Project, first prize: Citizens in the village of Luhanskaya after an air strike. (Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya )

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Nature, second prize: A 16-year-old giant panda lounges in a massive wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve. (Ami Vitale for National Geographic Magazine)

Nature, second prize: A 16-year-old giant panda lounges in a massive wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve. (Ami Vitale for National Geographic Magazine)

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Nature, second prize: A leopard living in the Sanjay Gandhi National park in the centre of one of the biggest metropolis of the world, Mumbai. (Nayan Khanolkar )

Nature, second prize: A leopard living in the Sanjay Gandhi National park in the centre of one of the biggest metropolis of the world, Mumbai. (Nayan Khanolkar )

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General News, first prize: Six-year-old Jimji crying in anguish as she screams before funeral parlour workers move the body of her father from the wake at the start of the funeral to Navotas Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. Unidentified men abducted Mr Bolasa and a neighbourhood friend one night. Less than an hour later, their beaten bodies, with signs of torture and gunshot wounds, were dumped under a nearby bridge. The police claim the men were alleged drug dealers while their family members say they had only surrendered themselves. (Daniel Berehulak )

General News, first prize: Six-year-old Jimji crying in anguish as she screams before funeral parlour workers move the body of her father from the wake at the start of the funeral to Navotas Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. Unidentified men abducted Mr Bolasa and a neighbourhood friend one night. Less than an hour later, their beaten bodies, with signs of torture and gunshot wounds, were dumped under a nearby bridge. The police claim the men were alleged drug dealers while their family members say they had only surrendered themselves. (Daniel Berehulak )

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People Stories, first prize: Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi, one of the few Korean descendants who do not have mixed heritage.Their grandfather was Im Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. (Michael Vince Kim)

People Stories, first prize: Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi, one of the few Korean descendants who do not have mixed heritage.Their grandfather was Im Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. (Michael Vince Kim)

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Daily Life, first prize: Najiba at a hospital holding her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured in a bomb blast in Kabul.According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured in Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein)

Daily Life, first prize: Najiba at a hospital holding her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured in a bomb blast in Kabul.According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured in Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein)

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Daily Life Stories, second prize: All people are hereditary hunters in this small settlement near Nizhnyaya Tunguska River in Russia. (Elena Anosova )

Daily Life Stories, second prize: All people are hereditary hunters in this small settlement near Nizhnyaya Tunguska River in Russia. (Elena Anosova )

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Long Term project, first prize: A man waters flowers on a street in the destroyed village of Spartak, Ukraine. (Valery Melnikov)

Long Term project, first prize: A man waters flowers on a street in the destroyed village of Spartak, Ukraine. (Valery Melnikov)

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