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World Press Photo Contest 2011

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World Press Photo recently announced the winners of its 2011 photojournalism contest. Top honors went to Jodie Bieber for her image of Bibi Aisha, a disfigured Afghan woman, taken for Time magazine. A non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, World Press Photo supports the development of photojournalism internationally, by holding this annual contest and exhibition, by organizing workshops and classes such as the Joop Swart Masterclass, and otherwise. Below is just a sample of this year's group of winners -- please visit the WPP website to see them all. [21 photos]

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A man and a boy, displaced by floods, walk through flood waters on August 22, 2010 in the village of Baseera near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. This photograph is part of a series that took the 1st Prize for People In The News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
A man and a boy, displaced by floods, walk through flood waters on August 22, 2010 in the village of Baseera near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. This photograph is part of a series that took the 1st Prize for People In The News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 2nd Prize Nature Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Reinhard Dirscherl, Germany, shows Atlantic sailfish attacking Spanish sardines, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. (AP Photo/Reinhard Dirscherl) #
Armante Cherisma cries in front of the body of her daughter, Fabienne, 15 years old, killed by a policeman during lootings in the Marthely Seiee street January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Photo was part of a series that won the 1st prize General News Stories of the World Press Photo 2011 contest. (Olivier Laban mattei/AFP/Getty Images) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st prize General News Stories of the World Press Photo 2011 contest by Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse, shows a man throwing the body of a dead child at the morgue of the general hospital, Port-au-Prince, Jan. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP) #
In this Oct. 10, 2010 file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un attend a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu was awarded the 3rd prize in the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Spot News Singles category of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Peter Lakatos, Hungary, MTI, shows a suicide jump, Budapest, Hungary, 22 May 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Lakatos/MTI) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Daily Life Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Martin Roemers, The Netherlands, Panos Pictures. Metropolis. (AP Photo/Martin Roemers/Panos Pictures) #
Winner of the World Press Photo 2nd Prize Portraits Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Joost van den Broek, the Netherlands, de Volkskrant shows Kirill Lewerski, a cadet on the Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern. (AP Photo/Joost van den Broek/De Volkskrant) #
In this photo released by the World Press Photo, the 1st Prize People In The News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images shows flood victims scrambling for food as they battle the downwash from a Pakistan army helicopter during relief operations, in Dadu, Pakistan, Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
World Press Photo winner of the 2nd prize Spot News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Corentin Fohlen, France, Fedephoto, of anti-government riots in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010. (AP Photo/Corentin Fohlen/Fedephoto) #
An ash-covered statue stands at the entrance to the village of Cemoro Lawang near the active Mount Bromo volcano in the east of Indonesia's central Java island early on December 24, 2010. Photo part of a series winning the 3rd prize for Nature Stories in the World Press Photo Contest. (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Sport Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows Thomas Daley of Britain competing in the preliminary of the Men's 3m Springboard diving event during the Youth Olympics at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Singapore, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Adam Pretty/Getty Images) #
A diver warms up before the start of the Womens Synchronised 3m Springboard and the Mens Synchronised 10m Platform final at Aoti Aquatics Centre during day ten of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 on November 22, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images) #
The old Iron Market in Port au Prince, Haiti, burns in this Jan. 18, 2010, photo by Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto, winner of the 1st Prize General News Single of the World Press Photo 2011 contest. (AP Photo/Riccardo Venturi/Contrasto) #
World Press Photo 2nd Prize winner in Nature Stories by Stefano Unterthiner, Italy, for National Geographic magazine shows Whooper Swans at dawn, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 2010. (AP Photo/Stefano Unterthiner/National Geographic Magazine) #
In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, a sister of Feroz Ahmad, alias Showkat, who was killed by forces, wails as she clings to the bed carrying the body of her brother during his funeral in Pattan, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India. Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri was awarded the 1st prize in the the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Daily Life Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Omar Feisal, Somalia, Reuters, shows a man carrying a shark through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Omar Feisal/Reuters) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 2nd Prize Arts and Entertainment Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine of Milan Fashion Week: Valeria Marini show. (AP Photo/Davide Monteleone/Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine) #
Andrew Biraj, a Reuters photographer based in Bangladesh, has won the 3rd Prize Daily Life Single category with this picture of an overcrowded train approaching a station in Dhaka November 16, 2010. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2010, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
In this photo released by Word Press Photo, the 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories by Ed Ou, Canada, Reportage by Getty Images, shows four Somali refugees en route to Yemen sleep in the desert after traveling all night on muddy roads and in pouring rain, Somaliland, March 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Ou/Reportage by Getty Images) #
In this image, the winner of the World Press Photo Contest 2011 by Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management for Time magazine, is Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband's house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi's brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers and the American military. After time in a women's refuge in Kabul, she was taken to America, where she received counseling and reconstructive surgery. Bibi Aisha now lives in the US. (AP Photo/Jodie Bieber/Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for Time magazine) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 2nd Prize Nature Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Reinhard Dirscherl, Germany, shows Atlantic sailfish attacking Spanish sardines, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. (AP Photo/Reinhard Dirscherl) #
Armante Cherisma cries in front of the body of her daughter, Fabienne, 15 years old, killed by a policeman during lootings in the Marthely Seiee street January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Photo was part of a series that won the 1st prize General News Stories of the World Press Photo 2011 contest. (Olivier Laban mattei/AFP/Getty Images) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st prize General News Stories of the World Press Photo 2011 contest by Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse, shows a man throwing the body of a dead child at the morgue of the general hospital, Port-au-Prince, Jan. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP) #
In this Oct. 10, 2010 file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un attend a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu was awarded the 3rd prize in the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Spot News Singles category of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Peter Lakatos, Hungary, MTI, shows a suicide jump, Budapest, Hungary, 22 May 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Lakatos/MTI) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Daily Life Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Martin Roemers, The Netherlands, Panos Pictures. Metropolis. (AP Photo/Martin Roemers/Panos Pictures) #
Winner of the World Press Photo 2nd Prize Portraits Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Joost van den Broek, the Netherlands, de Volkskrant shows Kirill Lewerski, a cadet on the Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern. (AP Photo/Joost van den Broek/De Volkskrant) #
In this photo released by the World Press Photo, the 1st Prize People In The News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images shows flood victims scrambling for food as they battle the downwash from a Pakistan army helicopter during relief operations, in Dadu, Pakistan, Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
World Press Photo winner of the 2nd prize Spot News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Corentin Fohlen, France, Fedephoto, of anti-government riots in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010. (AP Photo/Corentin Fohlen/Fedephoto) #
An ash-covered statue stands at the entrance to the village of Cemoro Lawang near the active Mount Bromo volcano in the east of Indonesia's central Java island early on December 24, 2010. Photo part of a series winning the 3rd prize for Nature Stories in the World Press Photo Contest. (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images) #
In this photo released by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Sport Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows Thomas Daley of Britain competing in the preliminary of the Men's 3m Springboard diving event during the Youth Olympics at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Singapore, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Adam Pretty/Getty Images) #
A diver warms up before the start of the Womens Synchronised 3m Springboard and the Mens Synchronised 10m Platform final at Aoti Aquatics Centre during day ten of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 on November 22, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images) #
The old Iron Market in Port au Prince, Haiti, burns in this Jan. 18, 2010, photo by Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto, winner of the 1st Prize General News Single of the World Press Photo 2011 contest. (AP Photo/Riccardo Venturi/Contrasto) #
World Press Photo 2nd Prize winner in Nature Stories by Stefano Unterthiner, Italy, for National Geographic magazine shows Whooper Swans at dawn, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 2010. (AP Photo/Stefano Unterthiner/National Geographic Magazine) #
In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, a sister of Feroz Ahmad, alias Showkat, who was killed by forces, wails as she clings to the bed carrying the body of her brother during his funeral in Pattan, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India. Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri was awarded the 1st prize in the the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Daily Life Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Omar Feisal, Somalia, Reuters, shows a man carrying a shark through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Omar Feisal/Reuters) #
In this photo provided by World Press Photo, the 2nd Prize Arts and Entertainment Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine of Milan Fashion Week: Valeria Marini show. (AP Photo/Davide Monteleone/Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine) #
Andrew Biraj, a Reuters photographer based in Bangladesh, has won the 3rd Prize Daily Life Single category with this picture of an overcrowded train approaching a station in Dhaka November 16, 2010. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2010, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
In this photo released by Word Press Photo, the 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories by Ed Ou, Canada, Reportage by Getty Images, shows four Somali refugees en route to Yemen sleep in the desert after traveling all night on muddy roads and in pouring rain, Somaliland, March 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Ou/Reportage by Getty Images) #
In this image, the winner of the World Press Photo Contest 2011 by Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management for Time magazine, is Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband's house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi's brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers and the American military. After time in a women's refuge in Kabul, she was taken to America, where she received counseling and reconstructive surgery. Bibi Aisha now lives in the US. (AP Photo/Jodie Bieber/Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for Time magazine) #

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