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
First prize Spot News Singles
First prize People in the News Stories
First prize Sports Action Singles
First prize Sports Action Stories
First prize Sports Features Stories
First prize Contemporary Issues Stories
First prize Portraits Singles
First prize Arts and Entertainment Singles
First prize Arts and Entertainment Stories
First prize Nature Singles
First prize Nature Stories