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Image of child crying at border wins World Press Photo award

Updated : 2019-04-12 11:46:00

A photograph of a Honduran toddler crying as a US Border Patrol officer pats down the child's mother in Texas was named as the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year at a ceremony Thursday evening.

In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, by John Moore, Getty Images, which won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize in the Spot News, Singles, category, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, by John Moore, Getty Images, which won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize in the Spot News, Singles, category, titled "Crying Girl on the Border", shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June 2018. (John Moore, Getty Images, World Press Photo Foundation via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, by Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, which won the World Press Photo Story of the Year award and the first prize in the Spot News Stories category, with a series titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, by Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, which won the World Press Photo Story of the Year award and the first prize in the Spot News Stories category, with a series titled "The Migrant Caravan", showing people running to a truck that had stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico, on 30 October 2018. Some drivers charged to give travelers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support. (Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "The Disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi" by Chris McGrath, Getty Images, which was awarded first prize in the General News, Singles, category, shows an unidentified man trying to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Chris McGrath, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Akashinga - the Brave Ones" by Brent Stirton, Getty Images, which was awarded first prize in the Environment, Singles, category shows Petronella Chigumbura (30), a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participates in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Harvesting Frogs' Legs" by Bence Mate which was awarded first prize in the Nature, Singles, category, shows frogs with their legs severed and surrounded by frogspawn struggle to the surface, after being thrown back into the water in Covasna, Eastern Carpathians, Romania, in April 2018. (Bence Mate, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation  titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation  titled "Land of Ibeji" by Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, which was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Stories, category shows "Dressed for church", Kehinde Deborah and Taiwo Celestine (10) stand on a hill near Igbo-Ora, Nigeria. (Benedicte Kurzen, Noor, and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Crying for Freedom" by Forough Alaei which was awarded first prize in the Sports, Stories, category shows women following the AFC Champions League Cup match between Iran's Persepolis and Japan's Kashima Antlers from a segregated section of a stand at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran, 10 November 2018. (Forough Alaei, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Dakar Fashion" by Finbarr O'Reilly which was awarded first prize in the Portraits, Singles, category, shows Diarra Ndiaye, Ndeye Fatou Mbaye and Mariza Sakho model outfits by designer Adama Paris, in the Medina neighborhood of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, as curious residents look on. (Finbarr O'Reilly, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland's Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws" by Olivia Harris which was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Stories, category, shows abortion law reform campaigner Megan Scott, dressed as St Brigid, Ireland's female patron, posing for a photograph on Dublin's main shopping street, on 21 April. (Olivia Harris, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "The Lake Chad Crisis" by Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, which was awarded first prize in the Environment, Stories, category, shows an orphaned boy walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad. Many orphaned children, including Nigerian refugees, live in madrasas (Koran schools) and are sent to beg for part of the day. (Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Cubanitas" by Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, which was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Issues, Singles, category shows Pura riding around her neighborhood in a pink 1950s convertible, as the community gathers to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, in Havana, Cuba. (Diana Markosian, Magnum Photos, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation, titled "Yemen Crisis" by Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, which was awarded first prize in the General News, Stories, category, shows a woman begging outside a grocery store in Azzan, a pivotal southern crossroads town that had seesawed back and forth between government and insurgent forces in Yemen, on 22 May 2018. (Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday, titled "Boxing in Katanga" by John T Pedersen which was awarded first prize in the Sports, Singles, category, shows Boxer Moreen Ajambo (30) training at the Rhino boxing club in Katanga, a large slum settlement in Kampala, Uganda, on 24 March. (John T. Pedersen, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday April 11, 2019, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday April 11, 2019, titled "Falcons and the Arab Influence" by Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, which was awarded first prize in the Nature, Stories, category shows Falcon breeder Howard Waller wearing a breeding hat on which he hopes to lure a gyr falcon to ejaculate, in order to collect sperm, in Elgin, Scotland. (Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic, World Press Photo via AP)
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday April 11, 2019, titled
In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday April 11, 2019, titled "Beckon Us From Home" by Sarah Blesener which was awarded first prize in the Long Term Projects category shows students laughing backstage before a singing and marching competition, at School #6 gymnasium, Dmitrov, Russia. (Sarah Blesener, World Press Photo via AP)
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