The stunning winners of the World Press Photo 2017 contest, selected from more than 80,000 images, have been announced. Top prize went to Burhan Ozbilici of the Associated Press for his image of the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey.

The World Press Photo awards have been running since 1955. This year, according to organizers, 80,408 photos were submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries, and the jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, USA.

Taken on 19 December 2016 at an art gallery in Ankara by Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici, it shows gun-wielding off-duty Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas shouting, after fatally shooting the ambassador.

Nature, First Prize, Singles - Caretta Caretta Trapped by Francis Pérez

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Spot News, Third Prize, Stories - Mediterranean Migration by Mathieu Willcocks

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General News, Third Prize, Stories - We Are Not Taking Any Prisoners by Alessio Romenzi

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Nature, Second Prize, Stories - Pandas Gone Wild by Ami Vitale

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Contemporary Issues, Third Prize, Singles - The Libyan Migrant Trap by Daniel Etter

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General News, Second Prize, Stories - Iraq's Battle To Reclaim Its Cities by Sergey Ponomarev

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Spot News, Third Prize, Singles - Battle For Mosul by Felipe Dana

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Sports, First Prize, Stories - Boys Will be Boys by Giovanni Capriotti

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Contemporary Issues, Third Prize, Stories - Copacabana Palace by Peter Bauza

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Sports, Third Prize, Singles - Rio's Golden Smile by Kai Pfaffenbach

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Nature, Third Prize, Stories - Now You See Me by Bence Máté

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Spot News, First Prize, Singles - Pakistan Bomb Blast by Jamal Taraqai

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Daily Life, Third Prize, Singles - China’s Wild West by Matthieu Paley

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General News, First Prize, Singles - Offensive On Mosul by Laurent Van der Stockt

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People, Second Prize, Stories - Enfarinat by Antonio Gibotta

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Nature, First Prize, Stories - Rhino Wars by Brent Stirton

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People, Third Prize, Stories - Olympians by Jay L. Clendenin

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Long-Term Projects, First Prize - Black Days Of Ukraine by Valery Melnikov

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Spot News, Second Prize, Stories - Rescued From the Rubble by Ameer Alhalbi

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