This is the image of the year in the annual World Press Photo competition announced this week. Taken by Pietro Masturzo of Italy, it shows two women shouting from the rooftops of Tehran last June. Click for a larger image.
Here are some of the other favorite images in the competition:
Afghan woman rushed from the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul in December. Photo by Adam Ferguson, Australia, VII Mentor Program for The New York Times.
The winner in the spot news category. Bloodbath in Madagasca. Walter Astrada, Argentina, Agence France-Presse
1st prize: General News Singles Gaza photo album: Tuzzah, Gaza Strip, 3 March. Kent Klich, Sweden
1st prize General News Stories. Guinea Bissau. Marco Vernaschi, Italy, for Pulitzer Center
2nd prize People in the News Singles, US soldiers respond to Taliban fire outside their bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 11 May. David Guttenfelder, USA, The Associated Press.
1st prize People in the News Stories. Inauguration Day, Washington DC, 20 January
Charles Ommanney, United Kingdom, Getty Images for Newsweek
1st prize Arts and Entertainment Stories. Rainbowland, New Mexico. Kitra Cahana, Canada, Fabrica for Colors