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Posted: 02/14/2014 7:52 PM
A jury of the world's leading photojournalists selected its favourite photos entered in the 2014 World Press Photo Contest and announced the winners Feb. 14, 2014.
African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raise their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia in Djibouti City, Djibouti on Feb. 26, 2013. (John Stanmeyer, VII for National Geographic)
Daniel Arnamnart of Australia competes in the men's 100-metre backstroke during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships on April 27, 2013 at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Australia. (Quinn Rooney, Getty Images)
A five-year-old bonobo of a wild group of bonobos near the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Jan. 25, 2011. (Christian Ziegler, National Geographic Magazine)
A cougar walks a trail in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, captured by a camera trap on March 2, 2013. To reach the park, which has been the cougar's home for the last two years, it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the U.S. (Steve Winter, for National Geographic)
A competitor participates in a slalom contest in Szczyrk, Poland on March 24, 2013. (Andrzej Grygiel, PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa)
Swedish athlete Nadja Casadei is feeling better just before her last treatment in Lidingo, Sweden on Dec.19, 2013. Casadei has participated in the World and European Championships in heptathlon. In autumn 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer and by Jan. 2014 she'd completed her chemotherapy. She has continued to train throughout her illness, hoping to be healthy and ready in time for Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Peter Holgersson / The Associated Press)
Ali, a young Egyptian bodybuilder, poses with his mother in Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 3, 2011. (Denis Dailleux, Agence Vu)
A group of blind albino boys pose for a photograph in their boarding room at the Vivekananda mission school for the blind in West Bengal, India on Sept. 25, 2013. (Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images)
Hannah and Alena, two sisters living in the rural village of Merkenbrechts, Austria on July 19, 2012. (Carla Kogelman / The Associated Press)
A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa on Dec.13, 2013. (Markus Schreiber / The Associated Press)
Clothes left behind are often one of the only ways to identify missing victims in one of the most violent regions of the world: The North Central American Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) on Aug. 10, 2013. Description: Date found: 1 February 2013. Time 3:45 P.M. Location: a sugar plantation in Apopa, San Salvador, El Salvador. Sex: Female. Age: Between 17 and 18 years old. Time of disappearance: not available. (Fred Ramos, El Faro)
Kachin Independence Army fighters drink and celebrate at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before in Burma on March 15, 2013. (Julius Schrank, De Volkskrant)
Police arrive at a crime scene where two bodies hang from a bridge and another three are on the floor. They had been killed by organized crime in retaliation against other criminal groups in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico on March 8, 2013. (Christopher Vanegas / La Vanguardia, El Guardian)
As the fight continued to rage, Shane told Maggie that she could choose between getting beaten in the kitchen, or going with him to the basement so they could talk privately in Lancaster, USA on Nov. 17, 2012. (Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, for Time)
A woman and children hide after gunmen had opened fire in the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Sept. 21, 2013. They escaped unharmed. At least 39 people were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya's history. (Tyler Hicks, The New York Times)
Syrian rebel fighters take cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell fired towards them by the Syrian Army in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus on Jan. 30, 2013. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)
Survivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013. One of the strongest cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left 8,000 people dead and missing and more than four million homeless after it hit the central Philippines. (Phillipe Lopez, Agence France-Presse)
Military Ramp, an emergency refugee centre in an abandoned school in Sofia, Bulgaria, provides housing for about 800 Syrian refugees, including 390 children. Pictured Nov. 21, 2013. (Alessandro Penso, OnOff Picture)
Demonstrators gather on a street in Bangui, Central African Republic on Nov. 17, 2013 to call for the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia following the murder of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria by members of Seleka. (William Daniels, Panos Pictures for Time)
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