Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

• Best photos of the world in the 2012 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo 2012 - the most prestigious and largest international competition among news photographers. This year the competition was attended by 5,247 photographers from 124 countries submitted 101 254 photos. After the contest winners from photographs collected by the exhibition, which is visited annually by millions of people in many countries.

With some of the winners of World Press Photo 2012 we will introduce today.

1st place in the "Portraits" category at the World Press Photo 2012 photo taken Danish actress of Iranian origin Mellica Mehraban.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

2 nd place in the category "Portraits" at the World Press Photo in 2012 won the rookie photo in the center of police training in Afghanistan.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category "Modern Problems" at the World Press Photo 2012. In the photo: a girl named Tahani and her husband Majed. She married him when she was 6 years old, and he was 25. Behind her stands a former classmate, who is also married to the child, Yemen, June 10, 2010.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category of "Daily Life" on World Press Photo 2012. In the photo: Marco and Monica (rear) with Alzheimer's disease (a form of dementia).

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

This image took 2 nd place in the category "Arts and Entertainment" at the World Press Photo 2012. Fashion Week in Dakar, Senegal.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

1st place in the category of "Daily Life" on World Press Photo 2012. Photo North Korea founder Kim Il Sung hanging on a building in Pyongyang.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The winner of the category "News" at the World Press Photo 2012. The protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

A woman shows a certificate of his daughter, which she found in the ruins of houses after the earthquake, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on April 3, 2011. The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category "People in the News" at the World Press Photo 2012 .

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The winner of the category "Nature" at the World Press Photo 2012. Polar bear climbs a rock standing in the Arctic Ocean on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. He's trying to get to the birds' eggs.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The image is part of a photo essay which won 1st place in the category "Nature" at the World Press Photo 2012. In the photo the female rhino, which poachers sawed off the horn of a chainsaw, South Africa.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

After the tsunami in Japan, on April 14, 2011. The image is part of a photo essay, which took 2nd place in the category "News" at the World Press Photo 2012.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

2 nd place in the category "News from the scene" took the picture of the rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11, 2011.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

Utoya Island in Norway, Anders Breivik killed 69 people. The picture is part of a photo essay, which took 2nd place in the category "News from the scene" in the World Press Photo 2012.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

1 st place in the category "Sports" took the picture with the rugby match in Dublin, Ireland.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

14-th world championship in water sports in Shanghai. The picture is part of a photo essay, which took 2nd place in the category "Sports" in the World Press Photo 2012.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest

The winner World Press Photo 2012. In the photo: a woman holding a wounded man during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, October 15, 2011.

Best Photos of the world at the World Press Photo 2012 contest