World Press Photo Contest 2011

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.
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