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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Shocking picture of drug-addicted prostitute among 2012′s most startling press photographs (PHOTOS)
From the disturbing image of a drugs-addicted prostitute smoking a cigarette, to a haunting picture of a desperate mother standing alone amidst the devastation of the Japanese Tsunami – the World Press Photo contest offers a vivid reflection of the world we live in.
An exhibition of the winning entries, which went on show at the Southbank Centre in London today showcases the best in photojournalism from across the globe and features startling pictures from the world in 2011.
This year’s top prize was awarded to Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda for his image of a mother cradling her son in her hands after he has been overcome by tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Yemen.