PHOTO OF THE YEAR, 2010: Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for Time magazine, Bibi Aisha, disfigured as punishment for fleeing her husband's house, Kabul, Afghanistan.
SPOT NEWS SINGLES - 1. Peter Lakatos, Hungary, MTI, Suicide jump, Budapest, Hungary, May 22; 2. Daniel Morel, Haiti, Rescue of a woman trapped under earthquake rubble, Port-au-Prince, Jan. 12; 3. Uwe Weber, Germany, for Bild, Crowd throngs at entrance to Love Parade, Duisburg, Germany, July 24.
SPOT NEWS STORIES - 1. Daniel Morel, Haiti, Minutes after the earthquake, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 12; 2. Corentin Fohlen, France, Fedephoto, Anti-government riots, Bangkok, Thailand, May 3; 3. Lu Guang, China Firefighters during oil spill cleanup attempt, Dalian, China, June 20; Honorable mention: Alexandre Vieira, Brazil, Jornal O Dia, Shootout on the street, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 3.
GENERAL NEWS SINGLES - 1. Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto, Old Iron Market burns, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 18; 2. Guang Niu, China, for Getty Images, Tibetan monks prepare mass cremation for earthquake victims, Qinghai Province, China, April 17; 3. Javier Manzano, USA, Mexico's drug wars: severed head of a murder victim, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 6.
GENERAL NEWS STORIES - 1. Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse, Earthquake aftermath, Port-au-Prince, Jan. 15-26; 2. Massimo Berruti, Italy, Agence Vu, Targeted killings in Karachi, Pakistan; 3. Fernando Brito, Mexico, El Debate de Culiacan, Victims of Mexico's drug wars, Culiacan.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS SINGLES - 1. Altaf Qadri, India, The Associated Press, Funeral of Feroz Ahmad, Palhalan, Indian-administered Kashmir, Sept. 6; 2. Seamus Murphy, Ireland, VII Photo Agency, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, London, Sept. 30; 3. Vincent Yu, Hong Kong, The Associated Press, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 10.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS STORIES - 1. Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images, Pakistan floods, August-September; 2. Kemal Jufri, Indonesia, Panos Pictures, Eruption of Mount Merapi, Central Java, Indonesia, November; 3. Filip Cwik, Poland, Napo Images for Newsweek Polska, National mourning, Poland, April.
SPORTS SINGLES - 1. Mike Hutchings, South Africa, Reuters, Netherlands' Demy de Zeeuw is kicked in the face by Uruguay's Martin Caceres during World Cup semi-final, Cape Town, July 6; 2. Gustavo Cuevas, Spain, EFE, Matador Julio Aparicio is wounded by a bull, Madrid, May 21; 3. Steve Christo, Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, The Cole Classic ocean racing competition, Manly Beach, Australia, Feb. 7.
SPORTS STORIES - 1. Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images, Sports portfolio; 2. Tomasz Gudzowaty, Poland, Yours Gallery, Mexico's Car Frenzy; 3, Chris Keulen, the Netherlands, Panos Pictures for Geo, Tour of Eritrea.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES - 1. Marco Di Lauro, Italy, Reportage by Getty Images, food crisis in Niger: meat and offal for sale, Gadabedji, Niger, July; 2. Ed Kashi, USA, VII Photo Agency, Nguyen Thi Ly, 9, suffers from Agent Orange disabilities, Da Nang, Vietnam; 3. Ivo Saglietti, Italy, Prospekt, Relatives at Potocari Memorial, Srebrenica, Bosnia, July 11.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES - 1. Ed Ou, Canada, Reportage by Getty Images Escape from Somalia, March; Darcy Padilla, USA, Redux Pictures, The Julie Project, 1993-2010; 3. Sarah Elliott, USA, Illegal abortions in Ribera, Kenya; Honorable mention: Michael Wolf, Germany, Laif Photos & Reportagen, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Google Street View.
DAILY LIFE SINGLES - 1. Omar Feisal, Somalia, for Reuters, Man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 23; 2. Malte Jaeger, Germany, Laif Photos & Reportagen, CouchSurfers in a Brooklyn loft, New York; 3. Andrew Biraj, Bangladesh, Reuters, Overcrowded train approaches station, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
DAILY LIFE STORIES - 1. Martin Roemers, the Netherlands, Panos Pictures, Metropolis; 2. Fernando Moleres, Spain, Juveniles in prison, Sierra Leone; 3. Mads Nissen, Denmark, Berlingske, In the Name of Victoria.
PORTRAITS SINGLES - 1. Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management for Time magazine, Bibi Aisha, disfigured as punishment for fleeing her husband's house, Kabul, Afghanistan; 2. Joost van den Broek, the Netherlands, de Volkskrant, Kirill Lewerski, cadet on Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern; 3. Guillem Valle, Spain, A Dinka man in front of his home, Akkach, Southern Sudan.
PORTRAITS STORIES - 1. Andrew McConnell, Ireland, Panos Pictures, "The Last Colony", Western Sahara; 2. Wolfram Hahn, Germany, Self-portraits for social networks; 3. Kenneth O'Halloran, Ireland Fairground public, Ireland.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SINGLES - 1. Andrew McConnell, Ireland, Panos Pictures for Der Spiegel, Josephine Mpongo practices the cello, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; 2. Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine, Milan Fashion Week: Valeria Marini show; 3. Fabio Cuttica, Italy, Contrasto Narco Cinema: Fabian Lopez on the set of the film El Baleado 2, Tijuana, Mexico.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STORIES - 1. Amit Madheshiya, India, Night screenings at traveling cinema, India; 2. Daniele Tamagni, Italy, The Flying Cholitas, Bolivia; 3. Amit Sha'al, Israel, Calcalist "Altneuland", Israel.
NATURE SINGLES - 1. Thomas P. Peschak, Germany, Save our Seas Foundation, Cape Gannet comes to land, Malgas Island, South Africa; 2. Reinhard Dirscherl, Germany Atlantic sailfish attack Spanish sardines off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico; 3. Olivier Grunewald, France, for Le Figaro Magazine, Volcano Nyiragongo lava lake, Democratic Republic of Congo.
NATURE STORIES - 1. Benjamin Lowy, USA, Reportage by Getty Images for GQ, Gulf of Mexico oil spill; 2. Stefano Unterthiner, Italy, for National Geographic magazine, Whooper Swan; 3. Christophe Archambault, France, Agence France-Presse, Mount Bromo volcano erupts, East Java, Indonesia.