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This shocking picture of an Afghan girl whose ears and nose were cut off by her husband for attempting to flee him was named the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 on Friday. The photograph, taken by South African Jodi Beiber, was originally published in Time magazine. The girl now lives in the United States.

This shocking picture of an Afghan girl whose ears and nose were cut off by her husband for attempting to flee him was named the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 on Friday. The photograph, taken by South African Jodi Beiber, was originally published in Time magazine. The girl now lives in the United States.

© Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for Time magazine/WPPThis shocking picture of an Afghan girl whose ears and nose were cut off by her husband for attempting to flee him was named the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 on Friday. The photograph, taken by South African Jodi Beiber, was originally published in Time magazine. The girl now lives in the United States.
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This shocking picture of an Afghan girl whose ears and nose were cut off by her husband for attempting to flee him was named the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 on Friday. The photograph, taken by South African Jodi Beiber, was originally published in Time magazine. The girl now lives in the United States.
© Péter Lakatos, Hungary, MTI/WPPFirst prize in the Spot News Singles category was given to Péter Lakatos for his photograph of a suicide jump.
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First prize in the Spot News Singles category was given to Péter Lakatos for his photograph of a suicide jump.
© Corentin Fohlen, France, Fedephoto/WPPSecond prize in the Spot News Stories category was awarded to French photographer Corentin Fohlen for his piece on anti-government riots in Bangkok in May.
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Second prize in the Spot News Stories category was awarded to French photographer Corentin Fohlen for his piece on anti-government riots in Bangkok in May.
© Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto/WPPFirst prize in the General News Singles category was awarded to Italian photographer Riccardo Venturi for his photograph of a burning building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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First prize in the General News Singles category was awarded to Italian photographer Riccardo Venturi for his photograph of a burning building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
© Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse/WPPFirst prize in the General News Stories category was given to Olivier Laban-Mattei for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.
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First prize in the General News Stories category was given to Olivier Laban-Mattei for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.
© eamus Murphy, Ireland, VII Photo Agency/WPPA portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won Irish photographer Seamus Murphy second place in the People in the News Singles category.
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A portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won Irish photographer Seamus Murphy second place in the People in the News Singles category.
© Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images/WPPFirst prize in the People in the News Stories category was given to Australian Daniel Berehulak for his coverage of flooding in Pakistan. Photo: Flood victims scrambling for food.
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First prize in the People in the News Stories category was given to Australian Daniel Berehulak for his coverage of flooding in Pakistan. Photo: Flood victims scrambling for food.
© Mike Hutchings, South Africa, for Reuters/WPPFirst prize in the Sport Singles category was awarded to South African Mike Hutchings for his photograph of the World Cup.
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First prize in the Sport Singles category was awarded to South African Mike Hutchings for his photograph of the World Cup.
© Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images/WPPFirst prize in the Sport Stories category was awarded to Australian photographer Adam Pretty.
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First prize in the Sport Stories category was awarded to Australian photographer Adam Pretty.
© Ed Ou, Canada, Reportage by Getty Images/WPPFirst prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category was given to Canadian photographer Ed Ou for his picture story on Somalia.
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First prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category was given to Canadian photographer Ed Ou for his picture story on Somalia.
© Ed Kashi, USA, VII Photo Agency/WPPSecond prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category was given to American Ed Kashi for his photograph of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl suffering from Agent Orange disabilities.
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Second prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category was given to American Ed Kashi for his photograph of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl suffering from Agent Orange disabilities.
© Omar Feisal, Somalia, for Reuters/WPPSomalian photographer Omar Feisal took first place in the Daily Life Singles category with his photograph of a man carrying a shark through the streets of Mogadishu.
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Somalian photographer Omar Feisal took first place in the Daily Life Singles category with his photograph of a man carrying a shark through the streets of Mogadishu.
© Martin Roemers, The Netherlands, Panos Pictures/WPPFirst prize in the Daily Life Stories category went to Martin Roemers’s portrayal of the contemporary metropolis.
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First prize in the Daily Life Stories category went to Martin Roemers’s portrayal of the contemporary metropolis.
© Joost van den Broek, the Netherlands, de Volkskrant /WPPSecond prize for a single shot in the Portraits category went to a photograph of Russian cadet Kirill Leversky, serving on the Kruzenshtern training vessel. Photograph by Joost van den Broek.
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Second prize for a single shot in the Portraits category went to a photograph of Russian cadet Kirill Leversky, serving on the Kruzenshtern training vessel. Photograph by Joost van den Broek.
© Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine/WPPSecond prize for a single shot in the Arts and Entertainment category went to Davide Monteleone for his photo of Milan Fashion Week.
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Second prize for a single shot in the Arts and Entertainment category went to Davide Monteleone for his photo of Milan Fashion Week.
© Daniele Tamagni, Italy/WPPSecond prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category was awarded to Daniele Tamagni for her story on “The Flying Cholitas,” Bolivia.
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Second prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category was awarded to Daniele Tamagni for her story on “The Flying Cholitas,” Bolivia.
© Reinhard Dirscherl, Germany/WPPSecond prize for a single shot in the Nature category was awarded to German photographer Reinhard Dirscherl for his shot of Atlantic sailfish off the Yucatan coast.
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Second prize for a single shot in the Nature category was awarded to German photographer Reinhard Dirscherl for his shot of Atlantic sailfish off the Yucatan coast.
© Stefano Unterthiner, Italy, for National Geographic magazine/WPPSecond prize in the Nature Stories category was awarded to Stefano Unterthiner for his photographs of Japanese swans.
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Second prize in the Nature Stories category was awarded to Stefano Unterthiner for his photographs of Japanese swans.
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