11 February 2011
Last updated at 12:08
Jodi Bieber's portrait of 18-year-old Bibi Aisha, whose husband sliced off her nose and ears in a case of Taliban-administered justice, has won the World Press Photo award for 2010. Aisha now lives in the US.
Canadian photographer Ed Ou’s picture of Somali refugees on their way to Yemen won him first prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category
These Whooper Swans were photographed in Japan by Stefano Unterthiner while working for National Geographic.
The Daily Life Stories category was won by Martin Roemers' series entitled Metropolis, which documented life in Calcutta, India.
Davide Monteleone pictures of Milan Fashion Week were taken for The New York Times Style Magazine and took second prize in the Arts and Entertainment Single category.
Daniel Berehulak photographed Pakistan flood victims scrambling for food as they battled the downwash from an army helicopter during a relief operation in Dadu.
Wolfram Hahn, a freelance photographer based in Germany, won the second prize in the Portraits Stories category with this picture of a woman taking a self-portrait for her social network page.
Corentin Fohlen, a Fedephoto photographer based in France, was on hand to capture this picture of anti-government riots in Bangkok, Thailand
Seamus Murphy, a VII Photo Agency photographer based in Ireland, took this shot of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. This picture was one of more than 100,000 photographs entered into the competition.
Nguyen Thi Ly, nine, has birth defects caused by herbicide Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War. The picture by Ed Kashi, of VII Photo Agency, was awarded second prize in the Contemporary Issues Single category