World Press Photo winners

World Press Photo of the Year 2007, Tim Hetherington
The winners of the 2007 World Press Photo Awards have been announced, with UK photographer Tim Hetherington taking the top award for his affecting photograph of a US soldier resting at “Restrepo” bunker (named after a soldier from his platoon who was recently killed by insurgents) in Afghanistan on September 16. The photograph was shot as part of an assignment by Hetherington for Vanity Fair.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2007, Tim Hetherington

The winners of the 2007 World Press Photo Awards have been announced, with UK photographer Tim Hetherington taking the top award for his affecting photograph of a US soldier resting at “Restrepo” bunker (named after a soldier from his platoon who was recently killed by insurgents) in Afghanistan on September 16. The photograph was shot as part of an assignment by Hetherington for Vanity Fair.

A selection of other winners are shown here, with the full set available to view online at worldpressphoto.org.

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1st prize Spot News Singles, John Moore

US photographer John Moore won the 1st prize in the Spot News Singles section with this photograph for Getty Images, taken at the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on December 27.

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2nd prize Spot News Stories, Roberto Schmidt

This photograph of Kenyan election unrest in Nairobi is part of a series taken by Columbian/German photographer Roberto Schmidt for Agence France-Presse on December 29-31.

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1st prize People in the News Singles, Yonathan Weitzman

Dress of an African caught in the Israel/Egypt border fence, photographed by Yonathan Weitzman on August 20.

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1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories, Jean Revillard

Makeshift immigrant hut in Calais, France, taken by Swiss photographer Jean Revillard for Rezo.ch.

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1st prize Daily Life Singles, Justin Maxon

Mui, a homeless woman with HIV and her son bathe in the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph by Justin Maxon (USA) for Aurora Photos.

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1st prize Daily Life Stories, Pieter ten Hoopen

Dutch photographer Pieter ten Hoopen took this photograph as part of a series entitled ‘Kitezh, the invisible town, Russia’ for Agence Vu.

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1st prize Portraits Singles, Platon

President Putin photographed for Time magazine by UK photographer, Platon.

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1st prize Arts and Entertainment Singles, Ariana Lindquist

Girl in an anime character costume, photographed in Shanghai by US photographer Ariana Lindquist.

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