World Press Photo of the Year
Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike.
The favelas in Rio de Janeiro, slums where drugs and guns are a daily reality, are often separated by only one street from the richest and most exclusive areas of the city. With the World Cup coming to Rio in 2014, and the Olympics in 2016, politicians are trying to clean up and pacify the favelas. New roads are being built, children play, and mothers take their children to school. Yet there remains an abundance of drugs and alcohol, conflicts between locals and the pacification police, and people who wish things would return to the way they used to be. What will happen when the big events have passed?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Natalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user, poses for a portrait in an area known as ‘Crackland’ in the Manguinhos slum.
Rochester, NY, USA
A man is arrested by police after assaulting his father with a samurai sword.