the winners of the World Press Photo of the Year have been announced

Indian photographer Arko Datta of Reuters is the winner of this year’s World Press Photo of the Year award.

His picture of an Indian woman mourning a relative killed in the Asian tsunami was taken in Tamil Nadu on 28 December.

Kathy Ryan, photo editor for the New York Times Magazine and one of the competition`s judges, described Datta`s image as “graphic, historical and starkly emotional”.

Here we present a selection of the winning entries.

from the BBC

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