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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