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The 2013 World Press Photo Awards

Culled from more than 100,000 submissions, these photos represent the best in photojournalism from the past year.

The 2013 World Press Photo Awards

Over its 55 year existence, the World Press Photo Competition has earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious contests of its type. Using a newly formed jury each year, the competition sifts through thousands upon thousands of submissions to choose a handful of winners.

This year's awards went to photos covering a slew of topics ranging from conflicts on the global stage to intimate portraits of domestic life. Here's a look at this past year's finest: