The winners of The World Press Photo Awards, 2017 have recently been announced. Over five thousand photographers from 125 countries sent their entries to the prestigious contest, which is currently in its 60th year. 

Burhan Ozbilici’s photograph ‘Hatred of the World’, depicting the Turkish cop holding up his gun beside the spread-eagle body of the slain Russian envoy he had just assassinated, won the Photo of the year award. 

b”‘The Hatred of the World’ by Burhan Ozbilici xc2xa0for Associate Pressxc2xa0″

Here are the other winning photographs (Singles) in each of the 8 categories: 

Contemporary Issues: ‘Taking a stand in Baton Rouge’  by Jonathan Bachman

b’A woman activist offers up her wrists to riot police for arrest in outside of the Baton Rogue Police Department in Louisiana after the shooting of Alton Sterlingxc2xa0′

Daily Life: ‘The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War’ By Paula Bronstein

b’A woman holds her 2-year-old nephew who was injured during a blast in Kabul, Afghanistanxc2xa0′

General News: ‘Offensive on Mosul’ by Laurent Van der Stockt 

b”Children stand petrified as Iraqi Special Operatiins Forces search houses in Ira1’s Mosul for militantsxc2xa0″

Long-Term Projects:  by Valery Melnikov

Nature: ‘Caretta Caretta Trapped’ by FrSancis Perez 

b’A sea turtle, entangled in a fishing net, swims off the coast ofxc2xa0Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spainxc2xa0′

People: ‘What ISIS Left Behind’ Magnus Wennman 

b’A 5-year old who escaped from ISIS controlled Mosul due to lack of food and safetyxc2xa0′

Sports: ‘Grand National Steeplechase’ Tom Jenkins 

b’A jockey falls off her horse as they fallxc2xa0during day three of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, Englandxc2xa0′

Spot News: ‘Pakistan Bomb Blast’ Jamal Taraqai 

b’Survivors help out colleagues after a blast outside a civil court in Quetta, Pakistan, which left 70 deadxc2xa0′

And here is a special mention to an Indian who also made it to the winning list:

Nature: ‘Big Cat in My Backyard’ by Nayan Kahnolkar  (Second Prize) 

b’A leopard prowls around inside the Protected part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, very close to human settlementxc2xa0′