Italian Pietro Masturzo took this image of women shouting from the rooftops in protest at Iran’s presidential election last June to win the top World Press Photo prize for news photography.
Conflict and context is what the judges were looking for as with this picture from Argentinian photographer Walter Astrada in Madagascar.
American David Guttenfelder took this poignant image of hurriedly dressed GIs responding to a Taliban attack on their bunker.
British photographer Charles Ommanney captured this image of Barack Obama on inauguration day for Newsweek winning the second prize in the “People in the News” category.
Eugene Richards won the Contemprary Issues first prize for a project designed to look at the lives of those affected by war.
Second prize went to Stefano de Luigi for this drought stricken girraffe.
For Sports Action Gareth Copley picks up first prize for this picture of Jonathan Trott being run out in the fifth Ashes Test match.