African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

Signal by John Stanmeyer is the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 - African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad.

A competitor and his charges reach the finish of a bull race, in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra.

The prize Sports – Sports Action Single by Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia, a jockey, his feet stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutching their tails, shows relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields.

Free Syrian Army fighters stand guard in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal neighborhood, as light enters through a wall peppered by shrapnel.

Ganadora del Premio Pulitzer 2013 Javier Manzano, AFP Two rebel soldiers in Syria guard their snipers nest in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo .

A woman and two children hide during an attack on the Westgate mall. They eventually escaped unharmed.

Massacre at Westgate Mall 21 September 2013 A woman and children hiding in the mall. They escaped unharmed. Gunmen opened fire at an upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September killing at least 39 people in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Kenya’s history.

Mireia Arnau (39) reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by demonstrators clashing with police in Barcelona, during a general strike on 29 March.

Mireia Arnau reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by demonstrators clashing with police in Barcelona, during a general strike on 29 March.

Eilert Nilsen hunts minke whale from his boat, the Nordfangst.

Lodingen, Lofoten, Norway A whale is brought aboard the Jan Bjorn, one of the Lofoten fishing community’s remaining whale boats.

Maggie’s children look on, as she sits smoking on the doorstep of a friend’s house the morning after being assaulted by her partner.

Pin for Later: Peep the Top Pics From the Sony World Photography Awards Sara Naomi Lewkowicz — Contemporary Issues Source: Sara Naomi Lewkowicz


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