Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

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The prestigious World Press Photo Award has announced the winners for 2019. 73996 works of photojournalists from all over the world took part in the photo contest for the best picture, but 44 photographers from 24 countries were chosen as finalists. The winner was a picture taken during mass protests in Sudan. Let's take a look at the most powerful and impressive works of photojournalists over the past year.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

Above is a winning photo taken during mass protests in Sudan in June 2019. The protesters demanded to change the government that came to power as a result of a military coup. The young man in the picture reads a poem surrounded by like-minded people. Photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Kho (brother): where the riot is born", Algeria, photographer Romain Laurendeau. In February 2019, thousands of young people from working-class neighborhoods of Algeria took to the streets to protest against the government. Young people make up more than half of Algeria's population, and according to a UNESCO report, 72% of people under the age of 30 in the country are unemployed. For this reason, young Algerians often organize protests.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Restless Hong Kong", photographer Nicolas Asfouri. At the end of March 2019, protests broke out in Hong Kong in response to the government's proposals to amend the current legislation and allow extradition to mainland China. The bill was withdrawn, but the protesters had new demands. The riots continued until 2020.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane", Mulugeta Ayene. Relatives of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash mourn at a farewell ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019, a week after the incident. The plane disappeared from radar six minutes after takeoff from the airport, and fell into a field. 157 people on board were killed.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Saving Orangutans", Alain Schroeder. Orphaned orangutans are taken to a special organization where they will be taught to climb trees at the quarantine center SOCP, Indonesia.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The Longest War", by Lorenzo Tugnoli. Militants of the Islamist Taliban movement in a shelter in eastern Afghanistan, December 11, 2019.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Goal!", Silvia Izquierdo. Fans of the Brazilian football club "Flamengo" rejoice at Gabriel Barbosa's goal against the reigning champions of Argentina "River Plate" in the final of the Copa Libertadores in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 23, 2019.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Tigers Next Door", Steve Winter. American Kevin Antle poses with his tigers and trainers. This pool is used for tiger shows at his Myrtle Beach Safari Entertainment center in South Carolina, USA.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The decisive throw of Kawai Leonard", Mark Blinch. On May 12, 2019, in the decisive seventh game of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Toronto Raptors player Kawai Leonard (squatting in the center) made a decisive throw in the last seconds. The ball hit the ring four times before dropping into the net. In this match, the Raptors defeated the Philadelphia Seven Sixers.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The Polar Bear and her Bear Cub", Esther Horvath. Bears are studying flags and equipment left behind by the German research vessel Polarstern, with which they are investigating the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Forest Fire Evacuation Center", Sean Davey. Children play on the territory of a temporary evacuation center during wildfires in Australia.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Portrait of a Black Drag Artist", Lee-Ann Olwage. Belinda Kakamba Ka-Fassi, drag artist and activist, poses in shisanyama (a community where women cook and sell meat), in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The end of harmful emissions." Amager Bakke is a waste-to-energy plant that was built on the site of an old coal burning plant, near Copenhagen, Denmark. It produces enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes and heat 72,000. Advanced filtration technology reduces emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides to almost zero.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"A clash with the police during an anti-government demonstration," Farouk Batiche. In May 2019, demonstrations broke out in Algeria against the nomination of 82-year-old President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika for a fifth term. As a result, the protests led to his resignation.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Awakening", Tomek Kaczor. Dissociative syndrome more often affects psychologically traumatized children and adolescents in the midst of a stressful and lengthy asylum/migration process. The photo shows an Armenian girl Eva, who has just emerged from a catatonic stupor after dissociative syndrome, in a refugee camp in the town of Horseshoe Forest (Poland).

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Hunted Down" by Adam Ferguson. 11-year-old Rezan was abducted by the ISIS group in 2014, and released in early 2019 in an IDP camp in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, on April 20, 2019.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

A section of the Al-Khol camp, where the families of foreign ISIS fighters live. In the photo — a Russian child in the arms of his mother, who, along with other foreigners, is waiting for permission to go to the camp's grocery store.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Nothing personal — the back office of war", Nikita Terekhin, Russia. In the photo - an entrepreneur at the international exhibition and conference on defense and security IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). A man puts anti-tank grenade launchers in a warehouse.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Hafiz: Keepers of the Koran", Sabiha Çimen. Hafiz is a Muslim who has memorized the entire Quran by heart, after which he is ranked among the clergy. There are thousands of Koran schools in Turkey for this purpose, and many of them are attended by girls between the ages of eight and 17. Most of them take three to four years to learn the sacred text.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The Last Goodbye", Alain Schroeder. A month-old orangutan lies on the surgical table of a rescue team in Sumatra, Indonesia. The baby was found with his injured mother on a palm oil plantation. His life could not be saved.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Save the Pangolins", Brent Stirton. A chef pulls the tail of a rare pangolin lizard to carve and cook at a restaurant on the outskirts of Guangzhou in China, January 4, 2019. Pangolin meat in the restaurant is sold for about $ 376 per kilogram.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"Rising from the Ashes", Wally Skalij. A woman applauds the Bobcats team from Paradise, California. Paradise was almost completely destroyed by fires in November 2018, and 90% of its population was scattered across cities across the United States. This is the first game of the team after the restoration of the territories.

Photos instead of a thousand words: the best pictures of World Press Photo 2020, which the world press is proud of

"The Aftermath of the Australian Bushfires," Matthew Abbott. Aluminum leaks from a burning car in Konjola Park, a city where wildfires destroyed more than 89 properties, in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019.

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