In pictures: Award-winning images from around the world

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The winners and runners-up in the Sony World Photography National Awards have been revealed. An expert panel selected the best image taken by a photographer from each of the 60 participating countries.

Here is a selection of some of the winners.

Image source, Stefan Thaler
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Stefan Thaler was the Austria winner with this shot taken in Thierse, Tyrol.
Image source, Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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Mohammad Ponir Hossain from Bangladesh won second place for this image.
Image source, Luis Portelles
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A colourful graphic shot by Luis Portelles was awarded third place for Canada.
Image source, Miguel Angel Merino Tapia / Fotografo
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Miguel Angel Merino Tapia from Chile took this picture of "the first caterpillar of the season," near his house in Puerto Montt.
Image source, Petar Sabol
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"Photographing kingfishers is my true love. I never get bored of them - they are such special and fascinating birds," says Petar Sabol, the winner in Croatia.
Image source, Victor Vargas
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Víctor Vargas was the winner in Ecuador with an image of Cotopaxi volcano, in the Andes Mountains, covered in ash during the Red Moon on 27 September 2015.
Image source, Nader Saadallah
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Nader Saadallah from Egypt came second with this shot taken at the Impression Lijiang show, which showcases the lifestyle and traditions of the Naxi, Yi and Bai people in Lijiang, China.
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Abhijit Banerjee was awarded first place in India with this photograph titled Gangasagar Fair, taken at India's second-largest fair, which takes place in West Bengal's Sagar Island.
Image source, Hendra Permana
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Hendra Permana won second place for Indonesia.
Image source, Khairel Anuar Che Ani
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Winner for Malaysia was Khairel Anuar Che Ani who captured a tired moment while Rejang dancers wait their turn the during Melasti Festival in Bali, Indonesia.
Image source, Silvia Andrade
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Silvia Andrade, Mexico's winner, shared the invisible world of nature, with a microscopic shot of a Megacerus "seed beetle".
Image source, Pedro Diaz Molins
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Pedro Diaz Molins took first place for Spain with this image of an old couple on a beach.
Image source, Mike O’Dwyer
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Mike O'Dwyer was second in the UK National Award for this shot of the band of HM Royal Marines at the launch of P&O's ship Britannia in March 2015.
Image source, Minh Thanh Ngo
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The winner for Vietnam, Minh Thanh Ngo, focused on the traditional custom of lighting lanterns on the Perfume River in Hue City.

The winning images will be shown at Somerset House, London, from 24 April - 10 May.