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From the rooftops of Tehran

One of the world's most prestigious competitions for professional documentary photographers, World Press Photo, has announced its winners for 2010.

The competition, now in its 53rd year, received over 100,000 entries for the main award which includes a cash prize and a Canon digital SLR. Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo took out the World Press Photo of the year with an image of women protesting election results from a rooftop in Tehran. Amongst the other winners were three Australian photographers; Adam Ferguson, Craig Golding and Justin McManus.

Click through our gallery for some of the winning images. To see more, visit the World Press Photo official site. The World Press Photo exhibition will be on show from 5-27 June at Brisbane's Powerhouse, and 3-25 July at Sydney's State Library of NSW.

World Press Photo of the year

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Photo by: Pietro Masturzo

Afghan woman rushed from the scene of a suicide bombing

First prize Spot News Singles

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Photo by: Adam Ferguson, VII Mentor Program for The New York Times

Inauguration Day

First prize People in the News Stories

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Photo by: Charles Ommanney, Getty Images for Newsweek

England's Jonathan Trott is run out at the fifth Ashes test match

First prize Sports Action Singles

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Photo by: Gareth Copley, Press Association

Ironman World Championships

First prize Sports Action Stories

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Photo by: Donald Miralle, Jr

Lance Armstrong's comeback

First prize Sports Features Stories

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Photo by: Elizabeth Kreutz

War is personal

First prize Contemporary Issues Stories

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Photo by: Eugene Richards, reportage by Getty Images for The Sunday Times Magazine/Paris Match

Graham, anorexic teenager

First prize Portraits Singles

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Photo by: Laura Pannack, Lisa Pritchard Agency for The Guardian Weekend magazine

Fashion portfolio: prints and the revolution

First prize Arts and Entertainment Singles

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Photo by: Malick Sidibé, The New York Times Magazine

Rainbowland

First prize Arts and Entertainment Stories

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Photo by: Kitra Cahana, Fabrica for Colors

Hunting kingfisher

First prize Nature Singles

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Photo by: Joe Petersburger, National Geographic Image Collection

South Georgia

First prize Nature Stories

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Photo by: Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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