An image of women shouting from the rooftops in protest at
Described by judges as "the beginning of something, the beginning of a huge story", the photo is part of a series that Italian Pietro Masturzo shot on
"The difficulty in photographing conflict situations is one of portraying the parallel lives involved, of people going on with their lives," said Guy Tillim, one of 19 judges.
"This picture has made a very good attempt at marrying these two elements, in giving the conflict a context -- and that is a holy grail of photography."
Conflict was a major theme among the winning news photos again this year, with most coming from places such as
The top prize in the spot news category went to Adam Ferguson of the VII Mentor Program for the New York Times with a scene of a suicide bombing in
Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem won second prize in the category for a picture of a glowing plume of smoke in
The Amsterdam-based World Press Photo organisation said more than 101,960 images were submitted by 5,847 photographers from 128 countries.
Winner Masturzo will receive his award of 10,000 euros ($13,700) at an awards ceremony in
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