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    100 Of The Year's Most Compelling Press Photos

    The biggest news stories of the year, visualised. (Contains graphic material.)

    The World Press Photo exhibition, which opens next month in London, highlights the best photojournalism of the year, celebrating photographers whose award-winning work has brought the world’s biggest stories to life. Across 15 categories, the following images capture the drama and emotion at the heart of the refugee crisis, armed conflicts, natural disasters, and the backlash against police brutality – as well as sport, the natural world, and daily lives lived in different countries and cultures.

    Spot News Singles

    Hope for a New Life

    March Against Terrorism in Paris

    Gang-related Violence

    Spot News Stories

    Broken Border

    Broken Border

    Broken Border

    Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria

    Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria

    Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria

    Avalanche

    Avalanche

    General News Singles

    IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital

    Under the Cover of Darkness

    Tianjin Explosion

    General News Stories

    Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis

    Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis

    Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis

    Douma's Children

    Douma's Children

    Douma's Children

    An Earthquake's Aftermath

    An Earthquake's Aftermath

    An Earthquake's Aftermath

    An Earthquake's Aftermath

    Sports Singles

    FIS World Championships

    2015 NCAA Tournament

    Neptun Synchro

    Sports Stories

    The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

    The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

    The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

    The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

    Vetluga's Hockey

    Vetluga's Hockey

    Vetluga's Hockey

    Ebola Survivors Football Club

    Ebola Survivors Football Club

    Ebola Survivors Football Club

    Ebola Survivors Football Club

    Contemporary Issues Singles

    Haze in China

    The Forgotten Mountains of Sudan

    March Against Police Violence

    Contemporary Issues Stories

    Talibes, Modern-day Slaves

    Talibes, Modern-day Slaves

    Talibes, Modern-day Slaves

    In the Same Boat

    In the Same Boat

    In the Same Boat

    Emily and Kate and Eddie and Reid

    Emily and Kate and Eddie and Reid

    Emily and Kate and Eddie and Reid

    Daily Life Singles

    China's Coal Addiction

    Amazon's Munduruku Tribe

    Into the Light

    Daily Life Stories

    An Antarctic Advantage

    An Antarctic Advantage

    An Antarctic Advantage

    Bliss Dharma Assembly

    Bliss Dharma Assembly

    Bliss Dharma Assembly

    Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas

    Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas

    Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas

    People Singles

    Waiting to Register

    Digging the Future

    Lost Family Portraits

    People Stories

    Exposure

    Exposure

    Exposure

    La Maya Tradition

    The Maya Tradition

    The Maya Tradition

    Where the Children Sleep

    Where the Children Sleep

    Where the Children Sleep

    Nature Singles

    Storm Front on Bondi Beach

    Whale Whisperers

    The Power of Nature

    Nature Stories

    Tough Times for Orangutans

    Tough Times for Orangutans

    Tough Times for Orangutans

    Ivory Wars

    Ivory Wars

    Ivory Wars

    Ivory Wars

    Chameleon Under Pressure

    Chameleon Under Pressure

    Chameleon Under Pressure

    Long-term Projects

    North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim

    North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim

    North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim

    North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim

    A Life in Death

    A Life in Death

    A Life in Death

    A Life in Death

    Sexual Assault in America’s Military

    Sexual Assault in America’s Military

    Sexual Assault in America's Military

    Sexual Assault in America’s Military

    The 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition opens on 4 November at Southbank Centre, London. More information on its website.