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[Gallery] Refugee picture wins World Press Photo 2015 award

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[Gallery] Refugee picture wins World Press Photo 2015 award


A picture taken among refugees trying to cross from Serbia into Hungary has won the World Press Photo of the Year award for 2015.

Australian photographer Warren Richardson says he spent days with refugees trying to evade police.

He took the photo at night using the light of the moon. It shows a father trying to pass his baby through a barbed wire fence. Outstretched hands are seen reaching to take the child.

Jury members described the picture – labelled “Hope for a New Life” – as haunting, subtle and symbolic.

Selected winners from World Press Photo 2015

  • Hope for a New Life

    Credit: Warren Richardson (Australia). More details

  • Haze in China

    Credit: Credit: Zhang Lei (China) for Tianjin Daily. More details

  • Talibes, Modern-day Slaves

    Credit: Mário Cruz (Portugal). More details

  • China’s Coal Addiction

    Credit: Kevin Frayer (Canada) for Getty Images. More details

  • An Antarctic Advantage

    Credit: Daniel Berehulak (Australia) for The New York Times. More details

  • ISIL Fighter Treated…

    Credit: Mauricio Lima (Brazil). More details

  • Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis

    Credit: Sergey Ponomarev (Russia) for The New York Times. More details

  • Sexual Assault in America’s Military

    Credit: Mary F. Calvert (USA) for Zuma Press. More details

  • Storm Front on Bondi Beach

    Credit: Rohan Kelly (Australia) for Daily Telegraph. More details

  • Tough Times for Orangutans

    Credit: Tim Laman (USA). More details

  • Waiting to Register

    Credit: Matic Zorman (Slovenia). More details

  • FIS World Championships

    Credit: Christian Walgram (Austria) for GEPA pictures. More details

  • Vetluga’s Hockey

    Credit: Vladimir Pesnya (Russia) for Sputnik. More details

  • Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria

    Credit: Sameer Al-Doumy (Syria) for Agence France Presse. More details

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