World Press Photo 2012

The best photos of the world in the competition World Press Photo 2012World Press Photo 2012 - the most prestigious and largest international contest for news photographers. This year the competition was attended by 5,247 photographers from 124 countries that submitted 101,254 photos. After the contest winners from photographs collected by the exhibition, which is visited annually by millions of people in many countries.






Winner of World Press Photo 2012. The photo shows a woman holding a wounded man during a protest in Sana'a, Yemen, 15 October 2011.




The image is part of a photo essay that won 1st place in the category "Nature". In the photo the female rhino poachers sawed off the horn is a chainsaw, South Africa.




1st place in the category "Sports" took the picture with the rugby match in Dublin, Ireland.




1st place in the category "Portraits". Danish actress of Iranian origin Mellica Mehraban.




The winner of the category "News". Protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo.



The image is part of a photo essay that won 1st place in the category "Modern Problems." In the photo: a girl named Tahani and her husband Majed. She married him when she was 6 years old, and he is 25. Behind her former classmate, who was also married to the child, Yemen, June 10 2010.



The image is part of a photo essay that won 1st place in the category "Everyday Life". Photo: Marco and Monica (rear) with Alzheimer's disease (a form of dementia).



Sport photographer from St. Petersburg Alexander Taran - won first place in the category "Sport. Stories "photo from the series" Arrow. " This is one of the pictures on the photo essay of street fighting without rules on the sand.



1st place in the category "Sports". Triathletes before the Ford Ironman World Championship



1st place in the category "Everyday Life". Photo of the founder of North Korea Kim Il Sung hanging on the building in Pyongyang.



1st place in the category "People in the News." A woman shows a certificate of his daughter, which she found in the ruins of houses after the earthquake, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The image is part of a photo essay.



The winner of the category "Nature". Polar bear climbs a rock standing in the Arctic Ocean on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. He's trying to get to the birds' eggs.



1st place in the category "Portraits". In the interrogation room, Ukraine.



2nd place in the category "Portraits". Photo rookie in the center of police training in Afghanistan.



2nd place in the category "News from the scene." Utoya Island in Norway, where Anders Breivik killed 69 people.



2nd place in the category "Sports". 14th World Championships in Aquatics in Shanghai.

2nd place in the category "Everyday Life". The girl fishes in the river Congo.



1st place in the category "News from the scene" took the picture of the rebels in the town of Ras Lanuf. Libya, March 11, 2011.



This photo took 2 nd place in the category "Arts and Entertainment". Fashion Week in Dakar, Senegal.



2nd place in the category "News". After the tsunami in Japan on April 14, 2011.

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