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World Press Photo 2017 Awards

The winners have been selected for photojournalism's most prestigious awards. Top prize went to Burhan Ozbilici of the Associated Press, for his image of the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey.
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Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016. The winning World Press Photo Of The Year, from Burhan Ozbilici of Associated Press, was also part of a series, "An Assassination in Turkey", which won the Spot News - Stories category. Ozbilici captured the moments before and after Altintas, an off-duty policeman, drew a handgun and shot Karlov at a photo exhibition.  
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Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016.

The winning World Press Photo Of The Year, from Burhan Ozbilici of Associated Press, was also part of a series, "An Assassination in Turkey", which won the Spot News - Stories category. Ozbilici captured the moments before and after Altintas, an off-duty policeman, drew a handgun and shot Karlov at a photo exhibition.

 

Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held al-Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo on September 11, 2016.  Spot News -- First Prize, Stories (Ameer Alhalbi for AFP)
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Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held al-Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo on September 11, 2016. 

Spot News -- First Prize, Stories (Ameer Alhalbi for AFP)

Eritreans migrants seen cramped in the hold of a large wooden boat which carried approximately 540 men women and children, mostly Eritreans.  Spot News -- Third Prize, Stories (Mathieu Willcocks, MOAS)
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Eritreans migrants seen cramped in the hold of a large wooden boat which carried approximately 540 men women and children, mostly Eritreans. 

Spot News -- Third Prize, Stories (Mathieu Willcocks, MOAS)

Children wait as Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses in Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, looking for Islamic State militants, equipment, and evidence, on November 2, 2016.  General News -- First Prize, Singles (Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Reportage for Le Monde)
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Children wait as Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses in Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, looking for Islamic State militants, equipment, and evidence, on November 2, 2016. 

General News -- First Prize, Singles (Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Reportage for Le Monde)

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