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World Press Photo award winners list

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A list of winners of the 2012 World Press Photo contest:

PHOTO OF THE YEAR, 2013: John Stanmeyer, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic, Signal, Djibouti City, Feb. 26.

SPOT NEWS SINGLES:

1. Phillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse, Typhoon survivors, Tolosa, the Philippines, Nov. 18.

2. John Tlumacki, USA, The Boston Globe, Boston Marathon bombing, April 15. 3. Taslima Akhter, Bangladesh, Victims of garment factory collapse, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 25.

SPOT NEWS STORIES:

1. Goran Tomasevic, Serbia, Reuters, Rebels attack government checkpoint, Damascus, Syria, Jan. 30.

2. Tyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times, Massacre at Westgate mall, Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 21. 3. Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Sangbad 71, Collapse of Rana Plaza, Savar, Bangladesh, April.

GENERAL NEWS SINGLES:

1.Alessandro Penso, Italy, OnOff Picture Temporary accommodation for Syrian refugees, Sofia, Bulgaria, November.

2.Moises Saman, Spain, Magnum Photos Bomb maker, Aleppo, Syria, March 20.

3.Amir Pourmand, Iran, ISNA, Moments before the hanging, Iran, Jan. 20.

GENERAL NEWS STORIES:

1.Chris McGrath, Australia, Getty Images, Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines, November.

2.William Daniels, France, Panos Pictures for Time, Chaos in Central African Republic, December. 3.Gianluca Panella, Italy, Gaza blackout, December.

SPORTS ACTION SINGLES:

1.Emiliano Lasalvia, Argentina, La Nación, Polo fall, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 1

2.Andrzej Grygiel, Poland, for PAP-Polska Agencja Prasowa, Slalom action, Szczyrk, Poland, March 24. 3.Al Bello, USA, Getty Images, Djokovic forehand forward, New York, USA, Sept. 3.

SPORTS ACTION STORIES:

1.Jia Guorong, China, China News Service, Competition on bars, Shenyang, China.

2.Ezra Shaw, USA, Getty Images, The America's Cup: from land, sea and air, San Francisco, USA. 3.Quinn Rooney, Australia, Getty Images, World swimming sports.

SPORTS FEATURE SINGLES:

1.Jeff Pachoud, France, Agence France-Presse, Sledding race from above, Megève, France, Jan. 18.

2.Anastas Tarpanov, Bulgaria, Kite skier on Vitosha mountain, Bulgaria, Jan. 13. 3.Donald Miralle, Jr., USA, for Pacific Magazine, Free diving with sharks, Oahu, Hawaii, May 17.

SPORTS FEATURE STORIES:

1.Peter Holgersson, Sweden, Nadja Casadei - heptathlon and cancer.

2.Kunrong Chen, China, for Nanfang Daily, Daily exercise, Zhuhai, China. 3.Alyssa Schukar, USA, for Omaha World Herald, A lingerie league of their own.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES:

1.John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic, Signal, Djibouti City, Djibouti, Feb. 26.

2.Maciek Nabrdalik, Poland, VII, Nicolette at the orphanage, Warsaw, Poland. 3.Christopher Vanegas, Mexico, La Vanguardia / El Guardían, Victims of organized crime, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES:

1.Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, USA, for Time, A portrait of domestic violence, USA.

2.Robin Hammond, New Zealand, Panos Pictures, War and mental health after crisis. 3.Marcus Bleasdale, UK, VII for National Geographic, Last of the Vikings, Norway.

DAILY LIFE SINGLES:

1.Julius Schrank, Germany, for de Volkskrant, Kachin fighters, Burma.

2.Andrea Bruce, USA, Noor, Soldier's funeral, Latakia, Syria. 3.Julie McGuire, UK, for International New York Times, Street dogs, Penang, Malaysia.

DAILY LIFE STORIES:

1.Fred Ramos, El Salvador, El Faro, The last outfit of the missing, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

2.Tanya Habjouqa, Jordan, Occupied pleasures, West Bank, Gaza and East Jeruzalem. 3.Elena Chernyshova, Russia for National Geographic Russia, Days of night - nights of day, Norilsk, Russia. Honorable mention. Jana Asenbrennerova, Czech Republic, Living unnoticed - gay community in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

PEOPLE - OBSERVED PORTRAITS SINGLES:

1.Markus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press, Farewell Mandela, Pretoria, South Africa.

2.Rena Effendi, Azerbaijan, INSTITUTE, Dasan (10), Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, USA.

3.Pau Barrena, Spain, A traditional Berber bride, Morocco.

PEOPLE - OBSERVED PORTRAITS STORIES:

1.Carla Kogelman, the Netherlands, Ich bin Waldviertel.

2.Peter van Agtmael, USA, Magnum Photos, Healing Bobby. 3.Rena Effendi, Azerbaijan, INSTITUTE for National Geographic magazine,Transylvania: built on grass.

PEOPLE - STAGED PORTRAITS SINGLES:

1.Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images, Blind albino boys, West Bengal, India.

2.Abbie Trayler-Smith, UK, Shannon poses before surgery, Sheffield, United Kingdom. 3.Nadav Kander, UK, for The New York Times Magazine / New York magazine / Time magazine, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

PEOPLE - STAGED PORTRAITS STORIES:

1.Danila Tkachenko, Russia, Escape, Russia and Ukraine.

2.Denis Dailleux, France, Agence Vu, Mother and son, Egypt. 3.Nikita Shokhov, Russia, Salt Images, Utrish, Russia.

NATURE SINGLES:

1.Bruno D'Amicis, Italy, Fennec fox, a species in danger, Kebili Region, Tunisia.

2.Markus Varesvuo, Finland, A flock of guillemots, Vardo, Norway. 3.Shangzhen Fan, China, for Shangtuf Image and Art Club, Coyotes walking in the desert, Xinjiang, China.

NATURE STORIES:

1.Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic, Cougars.

2.Kacper Kowalski, Poland, Panos Pictures, Toxic beauty, Poland.

3.Christian Ziegler, Germany, for National Geographic Magazine, Bonobos - our unknown cousins, Congo.

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