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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

Updated:Caption:Photo:Pietro Masturzo
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Afghan woman rushed from the scene of a suicide bombing

First prize Spot News Singles

Updated:Caption:Photo:Adam Ferguson, VII Mentor Program for The New York Times
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Inauguration Day

First prize People in the News Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Charles Ommanney, Getty Images for Newsweek
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England's Jonathan Trott is run out at the fifth Ashes test match

First prize Sports Action Singles

Updated:Caption:Photo:Gareth Copley, Press Association
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Ironman World Championships

First prize Sports Action Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Donald Miralle, Jr
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Lance Armstrong's comeback

First prize Sports Features Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Elizabeth Kreutz
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War is personal

First prize Contemporary Issues Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Eugene Richards, reportage by Getty Images for The Sunday Times Magazine/Paris Match
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Graham, anorexic teenager

First prize Portraits Singles

Updated:Caption:Photo:Laura Pannack, Lisa Pritchard Agency for The Guardian Weekend magazine
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Fashion portfolio: prints and the revolution

First prize Arts and Entertainment Singles

Updated:Caption:Photo:Malick Sidibé, The New York Times Magazine
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Rainbowland

First prize Arts and Entertainment Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Kitra Cahana, Fabrica for Colors
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Hunting kingfisher

First prize Nature Singles

Updated:Caption:Photo:Joe Petersburger, National Geographic Image Collection
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South Georgia

First prize Nature Stories

Updated:Caption:Photo:Paul Nicklen, National Geographic
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