On the morning of February 11, 2011, the international jury of the 54th World Press Photo Contest named a photo by South African photographer Jodi Bieber, World Press Photo of the Year 2010. The image is a portrait of Bibi Aisha, disfigured as punishment for fleeing her husband's house, taken in Kabul, Afghanistan. Over 5,691 photographers entered 108,059 images in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and after the two-week judging period, 56 were named winners in nine categories. It is a prestigious contest and an honor to be named a winner. The following post shares 23 of those winning images. For more on the contest, including a time-lapse video of the jury room being set up, to hear the jury chairs discuss the images that were named winners, and to learn more about the competition, World Press Photo
An overcrowded train approaches a station in Dhaka, November 16, 2010. Third Prize Daily Life Single, Andrew Biraj, Bangladesh,
Netherlands' Demy de Zeeuw is kicked in the face by Uruguay's Martin Caceres during their World Cup semi-final in Cape Town, July 6, 2010. First Prize Sport Single, Mike Hutchings, South Africa,
A man throws a dead body at the morgue of the general hospital, Port Au Prince, Haiti, January 15, 2010, following the 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12. First Prize General News Stories, Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse.
A suicide jump in Budapest, Hungary, May 22, 2010. First Prize Spot News Single, Peter Lakatos, Hungary,
Atlantic sailfish attack Spanish sardines, off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Second Prize Nature Single, Reinhard Dirscherl, Germany.
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