Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband's house, complaining of violence. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi's brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers and the American military. Aisha now lives in the US. The photo, taken by Jodi Bieber, was named World Press Photo of 2010 on Feb. 11, 2011.
The sister of Feroz Ahmad, alias Showkat, who was killed by security forces, wails as she clings to the bed carrying the body of her brother during his funeral in Pattan, some 22 miles north of Srinagar, India, Sept. 6, 2010. Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri was awarded the 1st prize in the the People in the News singles category at the World Press Photo awards.
The 1st prize General News Stories of the World Press Photo 2011 contest by Olivier Laban-Mattei, France, Agence France-Presse, shows a man throwing a dead body at the morgue of the general hospital, Port-au-Prince, Jan. 15, 2010.
The 1st Prize People In The News Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images, shows flood victims scrambling for food as they battle the downwash from a Pakistan army helicopter during relief operations, in Dadu, Pakistan, Sept. 13, 2010.
The 1st Prize Sport Single of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Mike Hutchings, South Africa, Reuters, shows Netherlands' Demy de Zeeuw being kicked in the face by Uruguay's Martin Ceceres during their World Cup semifinal soccer match in Cape Town, South Africa, July 6, 2010.
The 1st Prize Sport Stories of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows Thomas Daley of Britain competing in the preliminary of the Men's 3m Springboard diving event during the Youth Olympics at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Singapore, Aug. 22, 2010.
The 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Stories by Ed Ou, Canada, Reportage by Getty Images, shows four Somali refugees en route to Yemen sleep in the desert after traveling all night on muddy roads and in pouring rain, Somaliland, March 15, 2010.
The 2nd Prize Arts and Entertainment Single of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest by Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto for The New York Times Style Magazine of Milan Fashion Week: Valeria Marini show.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un attend a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 10, 2010. Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu was awarded the 3rd prize in the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards.