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Environment photo of the Year: Akashinga – the brave ones

Petronella Chigumbura (30), a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participates in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe. (Brent Stirton/Getty)

In pictures: World Press Photo of the Year 2019 winners revealed


A powerful image of a young girl crying while being detained with her mother by US border officials has landed the top prize as World Press Photo of the Year.

John Moore, a photographer who focuses on immigration and border issues, won €10,000 (£8647) for his picture.

Prizes were also given for the best pictures from individual categories including sport, nature and environment photography to name a few.

All of the nominated pictures will be included in a year-long exhibition that will tour around the world.

Click through to see the other amazing pictures in the other categories.