World Press Pictures Feature The Winners From The Last Decade (2000-17)

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World Press Pictures Feature The Winners From The Last Decade (2000-17)
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"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment." - Ansel Adams

Out of all the inventions in this world, the camera remains on top of the charts. At least for me. Capturing the world, our special moments, outings, in a photograph is something that I have always loved. It becomes even more nostalgic when you re-open your album after 5-10 years and feel privileged enough to re-live those moments again.

In the same way, journalists around the world travel to different places in search of that one photograph which has a story to tell. In search of that one picture, many photographers have spent all their life, and when it finally comes, it's always a masterpiece to see. Photographers around the world take pictures that cross every border that we humans have created and talks in a narrative to which humanity relates.

A platform, World Press Photo is running a contest World Press Picture Of The Year since 1955, to celebrate the art of journalistic photography and tales that every photograph has to tell.

Let's have a look at some of the most amazing pictures which have won this competition over the last decade.

World Press Photo of the Year 2000.

World Press Photo of the Year

This picture is captured by Claus Bjørn Larsen. It was taken during Kosovo War. In this picture, A wounded Kosovar Albanian exile is wandering the streets of Kukës, Albania.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2001.

World Press Photo of the Year 2001.
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Lara Jo Regan captured this picture. The topic was the immigration to the US, and in this picture, as you can see, a Mexican immigrant struggle to feed her children.

World Press Photo of the Year 2002.

World Press Photo of the Year 2002.
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Erik Refner captured this picture, and the subject of this year's competition was refugee disaster in Afghanistan. In this picture you see, the Jalozai refugee camp, the body of an Afghan boy is prepared for burial.

World Press Photo of the Year 2003.

World Press Photo of the Year 2003.
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Eric Grigorian captured this picture. The topic for this year's contest was an earthquake in Iran. In this photo, a boy holds the pants of his dead father, killed in the 22 June 2002 quake.

World Press Photo of the Year 2004.

World Press Photo of the Year 2004.
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Jean-Marc Bouju captured this picture. The topic given to photographers in this year's contest was Iraq war. In this photograph you see, an Iraqi hostage of war with a shade over his head supports his son at a holding center.

World Press Photo of the Year 2005.

World Press Photo of the Year 2005.
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Arko Datta captured this picture. The subject for the competition in 2005 was Indian Ocean earthquake. Arko Datta is the only Indian to win this title since the inception of this contest.

In this picture, two days after the tsunami, a dire Indian woman cries for a sibling killed in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

World Press Photo of the Year 2006.

World Press Photo of the Year 2006.

Finbarr O'Reilly took this picture on the subject Niger food crisis. In this photograph, a mother and her child anticipate for food in a crisis center in Tahoua, Niger.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2007.

World Press Photo of the Year 2007.
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Spencer Platt took this photograph during Lebanon war. In this photo, five young Lebanese rides in a convertible through the rubble of a blasted South Beirut.

World Press Photo of the Year 2008.

World Press Photo of the Year 2008.
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Tim Hetherington captured this picture on the subject Afghanistan war, this picture you see a wearied American soldier inclines against a wall and keeps his eyes covered.

World Press Photo of the Year 2009.

World Press Photo of the Year 2009.
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Anthony Suau took this photo in the subject line subprime mortgage crisis. In this picture you see, an armed sheriff moves through a home following residents' removal as a result of debt foreclosure.

World Press Photo of the Year 2010.

World Press Photo of the Year 2010.
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Pietro Masturzo captured this picture. Subject for this year's contest was Iranian presidential election, 2009. In this photo, an Iranian woman screaming from a rooftop in Tehran in objection against the decision of Iranian presidential elections held in 2009.

World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

World Press Photo of the Year 2011.
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Jodi Bieber captured this picture in the year 2011, the subject given to this year's participant was Taliban treatment of women.

As you can see in this portrait, Bibi Aisha, 18, was mutilated as punishment for escaping her husband's home in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. At the age of 12, Aisha and her younger sister had been sold to the family of a Taliban combatant under a Pashtun standard rule for settling disputes.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2012.

World Press Photo of the Year 2012.
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Samuel Aranda took this photograph. It was made on the subject of protests in Yemen, Arab Spring.

In this picture, a woman holds an injured sibling in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field clinic by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, while clashes in Sanaa, Yemen.

World Press Photo of the Year 2013.

World Press Photo of the Year 2013.
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Paul Hansen captured this heart-wrenching photograph on the grounds of Victims of Operation Pillar of Defense.

In this picture you see, grieving men carry to their burials two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad, shot by an Israeli missile blow in Gaza City that hit their father, Fouad, and critically wounded their mother.

World Press Photo of the Year 2014.

World Press Photo of the Year 2014.
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John Stanmeyer captured this photograph on the subject of African migrants. In this picture, Migrants on the shore of Djibouti city raise their cell radiophones to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.

World Press Photo of the Year 2015.

World Press Photo of the Year 2015.
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This picture is captured by Mads Nissen on the subject LGBT in Russia. 

This photo shows a gay couple during an intimate moment, reminding the beholder that life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly severe in Russia.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2016.

World Press Photo of the Year 2016.
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Warren Richardson captured this picture on the subject European migrant crisis. In this image, A nocturnal image point a man passing a baby through a spiked wire fence on the Serbia-Hungary border, namely between Horgoš (Serbia) and Röszke (Hungary).

World Press Photo of the Year 2017.

World Press Photo of the Year 2017.
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It has been captured by Burhan Ozbilici (59) who was born in Erzurum in eastern, Turkey. The subject of the contest for this year was the assassination of Andrei Karlov.

In this picture, The photo shows police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş standing next to Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, minute after he shot him in the spine. Altıntaş shot Karlov to oppose Russia's engagement in the Syrian Civil War.

Isn't it amazing? All these beautiful pictures are taking us back in time. That's the best part about photographs; they never get old.

That's all, folks!

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