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05. Riccardo Venturi, a Contrasto photographer based in Italy, has won the 1st Prize General News Single category with this picture of the Old Iron Market burning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, taken January 18. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2010, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Riccardo Venturi/Contrasto/Handout
A young Italian girl waits outside the Italian embassy in London with...
12th June 1940: A young Italian girl waits outside the Italian embassy in London with her doll, while her parents make arrangements to return home after Italy's entry in to World War II. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
1993. Boys raise toy guns in a gesture of defiance. The Palestinian uprising, which began in December 1987, strengthened the Arab population in their determination to fight the occupying force. In March Israel closed its border with Gaza, causing a massive rise in unemployment. With more than 800,000 people contained in the Israeli-patrolled, eight-km-wide strip of land, bloodshed increased sharply. (Larry Towell)
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This is 'making do' or 'catch as catch can'. I love this picture it is one of my all time favorites. I am so fortunate I have visited the so-called '3rd world' & have seen the guts & courage of the people there & then see them thrive when they make it here & enrich my country with their strength of character.
World Water Day 2012
A child bathes from a public tap in his neighborhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 6, 2012. A UNICEF report says unhygienic conditions cause an estimated 1. 2 million child deaths before the age of five from diarrhea worldwide every year. The report says in urban areas access to improved water and sanitation is not keeping pace with population growth
2013 World Press Photo Contest Winners
Somalia, young women risk their lives to play basketball. Suweys, the 19-year-old captain of a women's basketball team, and her friends defy radical Islamist views on women’s rights. They have received many death threats from not only al-Shabaab militias and radical Islamists, but some male members of their own families. "I just want to dunk," said Suweys. It is on the basketball court she feels happiest. "Basketball makes me forget all my problems."
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A Kandahar due donne afghane con il burqa imparano a ricamare un abito per una bambola ad un seminario promosso da una ONG malese. L'obiettivo della ONG è aiutare le donne locali ad emanciparsi. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
The Burning Monk: Thich Quang Duc by Malcolm Browne
This heart rending photograph is of Thich Quang Duc. He was a monk from Vietnam who burned himself to death in Vietnamese capital Saigon on 11 June 1963. While Vietnam is a Buddhist majority country, the then Vietnamese President was a Catholic and he pursued policies that were heavily biased towards Roman Catholic minority of Vietnam. Because of this the Buddhist discontent was rapidly increasing and it reached the peak in May 1963 when Buddhists were disallowed to fly Buddhist flag on Gauta...
Chernobyl nuclear disaster – in pictures
Chernobyl 1988: Igor Kostin discovered this deformed child in a special school for abandoned children in Belarus. The photo was published in the local Belarus press and the boy nicknamed 'the Chernobyl Child'. It was then subsequently printed in German magazine Stern and became a world-famous image. The child was adopted by a British family, underwent several operations and is now living a relatively normal life