2014 World Press Photos of the Year

The World Press Photo exhibit makes its United States debut in Philadelphia at Drexel University.

8 photos
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John Stanmeyer
2014 World Press Photo of the Year. African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.
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John Tlumacki
2014 World Press Photo, Spot News 2nd Place. Carlos Arrendondo (left) climbs over barricades on Boylston Street, to reach people injured by the first of two bombs that exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
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Andrzej Grygiel
2014 World Press Photo. Sports Action 2nd Place. Competitor at a slalom contest in Szczyrk, Poland.
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Tyler Hicks
2014 World Press Photo. Spot News 2nd Place. A woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall.
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2014 World Press Photo. Sports Action 1st Place. Pablo Mac Donough of Dolfina falls from his horse during the Argentine Polo Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Taslima Akhter
2014 World Press Photo. Spot News Singles 3rd Place. Two victims amid the rubble of the garment factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Markus Schreiber
2014 World Press Photo. Observed Portraits Single 1st Prize. A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state.
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Steve Winter
2014 World Press Photo. Nature Stories 1st Place. A cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is captured by a camera trap. To reach the park, which has been the cougar’s home for the last two years it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the US.
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