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These 25 award-winning photos are some of the year's most powerful images

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 21: <p><strong>The INSIDER Summary:</strong></p><p><strong>• The World Press Photo Contest highlights the best images from photojournalists around the world.</strong><br><strong>• They range from capturing current events to wildlife to humanitarian crises.</strong><br><strong>• The Photo of the Year depicts the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.</strong></p><p><br> Out of 80,408 pictures submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries, the <a href="https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2017">World Press Photo Contest</a> chooses only 129. These are the most breathtaking images of newsworthy events, serene landscapes, and <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/photos-parenting-kids-morning-routine-2017-1"> tender moments</a>, which are published and displayed worldwide in a traveling exhibit. </p><p> Some of the photos were splashed across front pages and <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/reuters-most-popular-instagram-photos-2016-12"> social media</a>, while others hold a more subtle power in their anonymity.</p><p> Here are 25 of the award-winning snapshots that made the cut.</p>

Out of 80,408 pictures submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries, the World Press Photo Contest chooses only 129. These are the most breathtaking images of newsworthy events, serene landscapes, and tender moments, which are published and displayed worldwide in a traveling exhibit. 

Some of the photos were splashed across front pages and social media, while others hold a more subtle power in their anonymity.

Here are 25 of the award-winning snapshots that made the cut.

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