World Press Photo Awards 2008 ~ World Amazing Information, Facts & News

A basketball match from Chris Detrick's portfolio that won him the third prize in the sports action stories category
Photograph: Chris Detrick/AP/The Salt Lake Tribune
Operation rock avalanche, Afghanistan, won first prize in the general news stories category
Photograph: Balazs Gardi/AFP/ANP/VII Network
Hunting the Narwal in Nunavut, Canada won second prize in the nature stories category
Photograph: Paul Nicklen/AP/National Geographic
The evacuation of dead mountain gorillas at Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo won first prize in the contemporary issues singles category
Photograph: Brent Stirton/AP/Getty Images for Newsweek
The evacuation of dead mountain gorillas at Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo won first prize in the contemporary issues singles category
Photograph: Brent Stirton/AP/Getty Images for Newsweek
A retired circus artist won the arts and entertainment stories first prize
Photograph: Rafal Milach/AFP/ANP/Anzenberger Agency
Freeride competitor Philippe Meier chased by an avalanche in Flaine, France won the sports action singles prize
Photograph: Ivaylo Velev/AFP/ANP Bul X Vision
Russian president Vladimir Putin, the photograph that won first prize for single portraits
Photograph: Platon/AFP/ANP/Time Magazine
Competitors crossing the Copenhagen marathon finish line won first prize for sports features
Photograph: Erik Refner/AFP/Berlingske Tidende
PKK fighters in southern Kurdistan/northern Iraq won first prize for people in the news
Photograph: Philippe Dudouit/EPA/Time Magazine
Mui, a homeless woman with HIV, and her son bathing in the Red River, Hanoi, Vietnam, the picture that was the first prize winner for daily life singles
Photograph: Justin Maxon/AFP/ANP/Aurora Photos
A girl in an animated character costume taken in Shanghai, China, winner of the arts and entertainment singles award
Photograph: Ariana Lindquist/AFP/ANP
Rural school girls in eastern Turkey, winner of the portraits stories prize
Photograph: Vanessa Winship/EPA/Agence Vu
Kenyan policemen chase opposition protesters who were looting goods from a shop in Kibera, a picture that won third prize in the category of spot news singles
Photograph: Stephen Morrison/EPA
An endangered plant at Wanzhou city garden sanctuary, China won first prize in the nature singles category
Photograph: Fang Qianhua/AP/Nangfan Dushi Daily/Southern Metropolis Daily

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