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Pictures: Sony World Photography Awards

Winners of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards
Nearly 55,000 photographs were entered into the competition from people all over the world. This one, called Starry tree by Elmar Akhmetov won the low-light section of the open category.
Starry tree by Elmar Akhmetov
Gilbert Yu's picture of the Fung Shun fire dragon dance in China won the arts and culture section.
Fire Dragon of Fung Shun by Gilbert Yu
A portrait of a happy couple at a wedding in Japan by Hisatomi Tadahiko won the people section.
Wedding by Hisatomi Tadahiko
This photograph is by student Nguyen Hoang Hiep, who has been taking pictures for about a year. Amazing!
Storm by Nguyen Hoang Hiep
Can you spot the spider? This picture, by Krasimir Matarov won first place in the nature and wildlife category. It's called Welcome to the world of the spider.
Welcome to the world of the spider by Krasimir Matarov
Look at the colours! Manny Fajutag took this picture while on holiday on Sibuyan Island in the Philippines.
Rush Hours by Manny Fajutag
Smile! Ming Huo Guan's picture won the prize for the best smile picture.
Winner of the Smile category by Mac Kwan / Ming Huo Guan
Berta Vicente won first place in the portrait section of the youth awards.
Ariadna in Urquinaona by Berta Vicente
Blink and you miss it! Matias Galvez managed to capture the moment his milk spilled out of his mug.
Splash by Matias Galvez