An Assassination in Turkey - World Press Photo of the Year
Each year, World Press Photo names the best news photographs in eight fields, along with the photo of the year.
In the 2017 photo of the year, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş raises his hand after fatally shooting Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, in December. He still holds the gun in his right hand.
Click through this gallery to see the photos that won top prizes in different categories. To see winners of long-term project and photo story awards, visit Worldpressphoto.org.
Credit: World Press Photo/Burhan Ozbilici
Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge (Contemporary Issues, first prize)
Activist Ieshia Evans, 28, offers her hands for arrest during a July protest against the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by two Louisiana police officers.
Credit: Jonathan Bachman/World Press Photo/Reuters
The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War (Daily Life, first prize)
A woman at a hospital holds her two-year-old nephew, who was injured in a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March.
Credit: Paula Bronstein/World Press Photo/Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting
Sweat Makes Champions (Daily Life, second prize)
Students of a gymnastics school in Xuzhou, China, perform toe-pressure training in July.
Credit: Tiejun Wang/World Press Photo
Caretta Caretta Trapped (Nature, first prize)
A sea turtle ensnared in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, in June.
Credit: Francis Pérez/World Press Photos
Life Inside The Philippines' Most Overcrowded Jail (General News, third prize)
Inmates sleep on the steps of a ladder inside the overcrowded Quezon City jail in Manila, Philippines, in July. The jail was built to house 800 inmates, but held 3,000 more than that.