1 of 10 Associated Press photographer Jean-Marc Bouju is this years winner of the World Press Photo Award. His picture of a father and son in Iraq was one of 63,093 entries.
2 of 10 First prize in the "Spot News Stories" section of the contest went to French photographer Noel Quidu of Gamma whose picture shows a woman carrying an injured child in Liberia.
3 of 10 Philip Blenkinsop of Vu agency was working for Time Asia when he took this image of Hmong guerrillas in Laos which gained first place in the "People in the News" category.
4 of 10 Photographer Lu Guang won first prize in the Contemporary Issues section with his series of photos in an Aids village in Henan province, China.
5 of 10 As expected many of the winning pictures were taken in Iraq. This one is by American photographer Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times.
6 of 10 As well as news stories the awards cover "Daily Life" for which Danish photographer Erik Refner was awarded second prize for pictures of rockabillies...
7 of 10 ...with first prize going to Bruno Stevens of Belgium for this picture of a cafe in Rashid Street, Baghdad, Iraq
8 of 10 First prize in the Sports features section was awarded for this picture of a Sierra Leone amputee soccer team by Adam Nadel working for The Christian Science Monitor...
9 of 10 ...whilst Australian photographer Craig Golding picked up third place.
10 of 10 This picture of an Indian bureaucrat helped Jan Banning win first prize in the "Portraits Stories" category. The World Press Photo exhibition can be seen at various locations around the world in the coming year.