15 Of The World’s Best Photos of 2015

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The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting the work of visual journalists around the world.

We picked 15 of our favorites from the 59th World Press Photo Contest, which had over 83,000 photos made by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries.

 

Negatives found in city of Pripyat – location of the worst nuclear accident to date

best photos 2015Source: Kazuma Obara of Japan

 

Sexual Assault in America’s Military

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-2Source: Mary F. Calvert of USA

 

Hope for a New Life

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-3Source: Warren Richardson of Australia

 

Waiting to Register

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-4Source: Matic Zorman of Slovenia

 

Storm Front on Bondi Beach

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-5Source: Rohan Kelly of Australia

 

ISIS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-6Source: Mauricio Lima of Brazil

 

Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-7Source: Sameer Al-Doumy of Syria

 

Tough Times for Orangutans

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-8Source: Tim Laman of USA

 

Vetluga’s Hockey

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-9Source: Vladimir Pesnya of Russia

 

Talibes, Modern-day Slaves

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-10Source: Mário Cruz of Portugal

 

Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-11Source: Sergey Ponomarev of Russia

 

China’s Coal Addiction

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-12Source: Kevin Frayer of Canada

 

An Antarctic Advantage

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-13Source: Daniel Berehulak of Australia

 

FIS World Championships

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-14Source: Christian Walgram of Austria

 

Haze in China

best-photography-year-2015-world-press-photo-contest-15Source: Zhang Lei of China

 

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