The winning photographers from the 2008 contest, along with a selection of their images.

Anthony Suau, USA, for Time (right)
US Economy in Crisis: Following eviction, Detective Robert Kole must ensure residents
have moved out of their home, Cleveland, Ohio, 26 March 

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SPOT NEWS SINGLES

World Press Photo 2008

1    Chen Qinggang, China, Hangzhou Daily (above)
Rescue troops carry earthquake survivor, Beichuan County, China, 14 May

2    Henk Kruger, South Africa, Cape Argus
Man attempts to cross border from Zimbabwe to South Africa, 21 May

3     Gleb Garanich, Ukraine, Reuters
Georgian man mourns his brother after bombardment, Gori, Georgia, 9 August

SPOT NEWS STORIES

1  Walter Astrada, Argentina, Agence France-Presse
Post-election violence in Kenya, January

2    Bo Bor, China, Reuters
Earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, May

3    Wojciech Grzedzinski, Poland, Napo Images for Dziennik
Georgian conflict, August

Honorable mention: Sebastian D’Souza, India, Mumbai Mirror
Attack inside Chatrapati Shivaji railway terminus, Mumbai, India, 26 November

GENERAL NEWS SINGLES   

World Press Photo 2008
1. Luiz Vasconcelos, Brazil, Jornal A Crítica/Zuma Press (above)
Woman tries to stop forced eviction of her people, Manaus, Brazil, 10 March

2    Zhao Qing, China, Shenzhen Economic Daily
Sichuan earthquake survivors, Beichuan County, 20 May

3    Kevin Frayer, Canada, The Associated Press
Palestinian protestors take cover from Israeli tear gas, West Bank, 27 May

GENERAL NEWS STORIES    

1. Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto
Abkhazia, September-October

2    Lars Lindqvist, Sweden, for Dagens Nyheter
Armed conflict in Georgia, August

3    Olivier Laban Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse
Myanmar (Burma) cyclone aftermath, May

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS SINGLES 

1. Chiba Yasuyoshi, Japan, Agence France-Presse
Inter-tribal conflict, Western Kenya, 1 March

2    Yannis Kolesidis, Greece, Reuters
Anti-government riot, Athens, 9 December

3    Jean Revillard, Switzerland, Rezo.ch
Hachim, migrant from Afghanistan in Patras, Greece

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS STORIES   

World Press Photo 2008

1.Callie Shell, USA, Aurora Photos for Time (above)
Barack Obama presidential campaign, January-October

2    Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Poland, for The New York Times
Georgia conflict, August

3    Philippe Dudouit, Switzerland, Contact Press Images
Tuareg rebels, Mali

SPORTS ACTION SINGLES

1    Paul Mohan, Ireland, Sportsfile
Ireland scores against Greece during under-17 European Championship qualifier,
Athlone, Ireland, 15 March

2    Mark Dadswell, Australia, Getty Images
Usain Bolt wins men’s 200m final at Beijing Olympic Games, 20 August

3    Franck Robichon, France, EPA
Triple jump competitor Alexis Copello at Beijing Olympic Games, 18 August

SPORTS ACTION STORIES

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1    Vincent Laforet, USA, for Newsweek (above)
Divers, Beijing Olympic Games, 23 August

2    Alexander Taran, Russia, Atlant Media
Sambo World Championships, St. Petersburg, 14-16 November

3    Julian Abram Wainwright, Canada, for EPA
Men’s 10m platform divers, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 22-23 August

SPORTS FEATURES SINGLES

1    Xiaoling Wu, China, Xinhua News Agency
Judoka Ange Mercie Jean-Baptiste at Olympic Games, Beijing, 11 August

2    Berthold Steinhilber, Germany, Laif for Stern
Mountain bike race, Les Deux Alpes, France, 20 July

3    Tomasz Gudzowaty, Poland, Yours Gallery
Child jockey, Mongolia

SPORTS FEATURES STORIES  

1. Zhao Qing, China, China Youth Daily
Olympics on TV in Beijing

2    Howard Schatz, USA
At the Fights: Boxers before and after the bout

3    Paolo Verzone, Italy, Agence Vu
Traveling with Michel Platini

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES   

Mashid Mohadjerin, Belgium, Reporters
Coastguards spot a boat with refugees, off Lampedusa, Italy, 30 July

2    Guillaume Herbaut, France, Oeil Public
Z. (28) former domestic slave, France

3    Veronique de Viguerie, France, Getty Images for Marie Claire
Memorial for victims of violence against women, Guatemala

Honorable mention: Henry Agudelo, Colombia, Periodico El Colombiano
Homeless in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, 27 October

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES

1. Carlos Cazalis, Mexico, Corbis
Homeless, São Paulo, Brazil

2    Johan Bävman, Sweden, Sydsvenska Dagbladet
Albino in Tanzania

3    Massimo Siragusa, Italy, Contrasto
    Messina slums, Sicily, Italy

DAILY LIFE SINGLES

Lissette Lemus, El Salvador, El Diario de Hoy
Petrona Rivas, victim of gang violence, El Salvador, 15 October

2    Mattia Insolera, Italy, Agenzia Grazia Neri for El Periodico
Gay marriage: Papa Will and daughter Stassa dressing up for his wedding, Barcelona

3    Tomasz Wiech, Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza Krakow
Corporate breakfast, Poland

Honorable mention: Eraldo Perez, Brazil, The Associated Press
People gather around the body of Thiago Franklino Lima at Coque slum, Recife, Brazil

DAILY LIFE STORIES 

World Press Photo 2008

1. Brenda Ann Kenneally, USA, for The New York Times Magazine
Troy, New York

2    Anthony Suau, USA, for Time
US economy in crisis

3    Gen Yamaguchi, Japan, for St. Petersburg Times
Silent Cry: Autism in the family, Tampa, Florida

PORTRAITS SINGLES

1. Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor
Rajiha Jihad Jassim with her son Sarhan, Baghdad, Iraq

2    Jerome Bonnet, France, for Libération
Dennis Hopper

3    Sung Nam-Hun, South Korea
Tibetan novice nun

PORTRAITS STORIES

Carlo Gianferro, Italy, for Postcart
Roma interiors, Romania

2    Pep Bonet, Spain, Noor
Forced Identity: Transsexual sex workers, Honduras

3    Li Jiejun, China, New Express Daily
Icons of war photography

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SINGLES

World Press Photo 2008

1. Giulio Di Sturco, Italy, Agenzia Grazia Neri
Backstage at Indian Fashion Week, Delhi

2    Jerome Bonnet, France, for Le Monde 2
Anaïs, student at Paris Opera Ballet School

3    André Vieira, Brazil, Focus Photo und Presse Agentur
Xhunos, fashion stylist, Luanda, Angola

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STORIES

1. Roger Cremers, the Netherlands
Preserving Memory: Visitors at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau,
Poland, 30 April-4 May

2    Kacper Kowalski, Poland, Kosycarz Foto Press
A day on the beach, Wladyslawowo, Poland, 27 July

3    Jonathan Torgovnik, USA, for Geo
The Amato Opera Theater, New York

NATURE SINGLES

1. Carlos F. Gutiérrez, Chile, Patagonia Press for Diario La Tercera
Chaitén volcano erupts, Chile, 2 May

2  Jeremy Lock, USA, US Air Force
Dust tornado hits French army training camp, Djibouti

3 Alexey Bushov, Russia
Leopard hunting, Etosha, Namibia

NATURE STORIES   

1. Steve Winter, USA, National Geographic Magazine
Snow Leopards: Out of the Shadows

2    Fu Yongjun, China, Hangzhou City Express
    A tree by the West Lake, Hangzhou

3    Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch, Germany, for Stern
    Animal eyes

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