Each year, thousands of photographers enter one of the most prestigious photography competitions: the World Press Photo. This year, 4,548 of them from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. Out of these entries, 42 photographers have been selected across 15 categories.

While only five photographers will compete for the top title of World Press Photo of the Year, the others will share the limelight at an April ceremony in Amsterdam. Here is a selection of the best photographs shortlisted.

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