World Press Photo Awards for 2007

All photos used with permission from the World Press Photo organization. The winners were announced in 2008.

World Press Photo of the Year 2007
Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity Fair
American soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September

1st prize Spot News Singles
John Moore, USA, Reportage by Getty Images
Assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 27 December

2nd prize Spot News Stories
Roberto Schmidt, Colombia/Germany, Agence France-Presse
Kenya election unrest, Nairobi, 29-31 December

2nd prize General News Singles
Stanley Greene, USA, Noor
Attack plan drawn in sand, Chad-Sudan border, January

1st prize General News Stories
Balazs Gardi, Hungary, VII Network
Operation Rock Avalanche, Afghanistan, October

1st prize People in the News Singles
Yonathan Weitzman, Israel
Dress of an African girl caught in the Israel/Egypt border fence, 20 August

1st prize People in the News Stories
Philippe Dudouit, Switzerland, for Time magazine
PKK fighters, Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq

1st prize Sports Action Singles
Ivaylo Velev, Bulgaria, Bul X Vision Photography Agency
Freeride competitor Philippe Meier chased by an avalanche, Flaine, France, 15 March

3rd prize Sports Action Stories
Chris Detrick, USA, The Salt Lake Tribune
Sports portfolio

1st prize Sports Features Singles
Andrew Quilty, Australia, Oculi for Australian Financial Review Magazine
Children watch horses compete at Maxwelton races, Australia

1st prize Sports Features Stories
Erik Refner, Denmark, Berlingske Tidende
Copenhagen Marathon finish line, 18 May

1st prize Contemporary Issues Singles
Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Newsweek
Evacuation of dead Mountain Gorillas, Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo

1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories
Jean Revillard, Switzerland,
Makeshift huts of immigrants, Calais, France

1st prize Daily Life Singles
Justin Maxon, USA, Aurora Photos
Mui, a homeless woman with HIV and her son bathe in the Red River, Hanoi, Vietnam

1st prize Daily Life Stories
Pieter ten Hoopen, The Netherlands, Agence Vu
Kitezh, the invisible town, Russia

1st prize Portraits Singles
Platon, UK, for Time magazine
President Putin of Russia

1st prize Portraits Stories
Vanessa Winship, UK, Agence Vu
Rural school girls, Eastern Turkey

1st prize Arts and Entertainment Singles
Ariana Lindquist, USA
Girl in an anime character costume, Shanghai, China

1st prize Arts and Entertainment Stories
Rafal Milach, Poland, Anzenberger Agency
Retired circus artists, Poland

1st prize Nature Singles
Fang Qianhua, China, Nangfang Dushi Daily/Southern Metropolis Daily
An endangered plant at Wanzhou city garden sanctuary, China

2nd prize Nature Stories
Paul Nicklen, Canada, National Geographic Magazine
Arctic ivory - hunting the narwhal, Nunavut, Canada

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