1. ‘Poor god’, India, by Arup Ghosh.
A boy guised as Hindu God Lord Shiva, begging for alms on a train in India.
2. ‘The cold pony’, Netherlands, by Gert van den Bosch.
3. ‘Photographer story - Behind the scene’, Malaysia, Hairul Azizi Harun.
Captured in a village in Kuantan, Pahang. Malaysia, this image ‘narrates the pains and gains of being a photographer, the heritage of an old house [and] forgotten traditional games’.
4. ‘Muddy smile’, Turkey, by Alpay Erdem.
Woman jumping into a lake after a mud bath in Dalyan, Fethiye, Turkey.
5. ‘Rain in an ancient town’, China, by Chen Li.
People traveling in the rain during the rainy season in phoenix Town, southern China.
6. ‘Starry lighthouse’, Italy, by Ivan Pedretti.
Taken in April 2013, this image is a stitched long exposure panorama of 12 horizontal shots in two rows. The photo captures the milky way arch form south to north in Capo Spartivento, south Sardinia.
7. ‘Under the staircase’, Germany, by Holger Schmidtke.
An office-Building in Cologne, Germany.
8. ‘Rescue operation’, Estonia, by Kylli Sparre.
Composed in Photoshop, this image conveys ‘a daydream about a getaway’.
9. ‘Rodeo’, France, by Valerie Prudon.
Cowboys relaxing in Branxton, Australia, in October 2013.
10. ‘First snow’, Romania, by Vlad Eftenie.
First snow of the year in Bucharest.
11. ‘Mourning ceremony Imam Hussein’, Iran, by Bohran Mardani.
Imam Hussein mourning ceremony performed by Shiites in the city of Bijar, Iran.
12. ‘Untitled’, Germany, by Paulina Metzscher.
Taken on a night train in China in 2003.
13. ‘Life and line’, Bangladesh, by Turjoy Chowdhury.
Taken at Kawranbazar Slum, Dhaka, where people live along two rail tracks.