Guillaume Herbaut
Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Niclas Hammerstrom/Aftonbladet
Yuri Kozyrev/Noor Images/Time
Ton Koene
Laerke Posselt
Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Zeit Magazin
Brent Stirton/Reportage Betty Images/National Geographic Magazine
Jenny E. Ross
Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP
Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos/Newsweek
Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Vincent Boisot/Riva Press/Le Figaro Magazine
Alejandro Kirchuk
Stephanie Sinclair/VII Photo Agency/National Geographic Magazine

5,247 photographers from 124 countries submitted 101,254 pictures for the 2012 World Press Photo contest. In the end 350 images by 57 photographers were awarded prizes in nine categories.

Above is the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year: A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against President Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15, 2011.

You can view the entire collection of winning images from the contest at the official 2012 World Press Photo website.

Photography: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

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