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World Press Photo of the Year: Crying Girl on the Border

Yana, from Honduras, cries as her mother Sandra Sanchez is searched by a US Border Patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, USA. (John Moore)

Nominees announced for World Press Photos 2019

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

These incredible photographs are just some of the nominations for this year’s World Press Photo contest.

Six images have been shortlisted for the World Press Photo of the Year, while others are competing in other categories.

Some 43 photographers from 25 countries across the globe have been nominated for the 62nd edition of the prestigious photo contest.

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Major news stories over the past year feature in some of the photos, including the caravan of Central American refugees travelling to the US border and the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A staggering 78,801 images were sent in for consideration in the contest, which will announce winners at an awards show in Amsterdam in April.

The winning photos will be displayed in a year-long exhibition that will visit 100 cities in 45 countries.